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Cafe Paradiso

110 Kloof St | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8008, South Africa
0214238653
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Café
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Spokane, Washington
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122 reviews 122 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This restaurant came highly recommended by our hotel staff. It has the makings of a great restaurant, and probably deserves much better than my review. But my review is about my experience, which was terrible. Our hotel called and made a reservation, we arrived about 5 minutes late and were shown into a back room, the table wasn't prepared and... More

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Cape Town
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a glorious day in late spring. We had we phoned in advance to book a table outside so we could savour iconic view of Table Mountain. The restaurant was busy. All the outside tables taken, so we opted for four salads, assuming that these would be easy to assemble and serve. Our lunch began to feel like hard... More

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Smithfield, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My wife, daughter, and I ate at Café Paradiso for dinner on 7/10/14. I ate the prosciutto salad and the grilled sirloin. Both were decent, but nothing special. My daughter ate the bacon wrapped kudu. She found it to be tasty but somewhat tough, as did I after having a taste. My wife ate the stuffed chicken. It was rather... More

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Clement D, General Manager at Cafe Paradiso, responded to this review

Dear pez-oz33 We are mortified to hear of your bad experience with us and thank you for taking the time to give us constructive comments which have all been taken very seriously, relevant staff members disciplined and systems re-enforced. We do hope that when you are next in cape Town you allow us to try and restore your faith in... More

Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Love the food, love the setting. Family friendly which is good, animal friendly too which is not necessarily a good thing in my book - some people allow their dogs more leeway than is polite to the comfort of other patrons. Service is slow which can ruin the evening and service fee is expected regardless of how appalling the service... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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122 reviews 122 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Very friendly service, excellent terrace, good food, great location, I recommend this place to anyone from family with children to couples. One can stay for hours there just eating, drinking and having a good time.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I have eaten at Paradiso numerous times and it's always good. Breakfasts are superb and the pastas for dinner delicious. Service is top notch and if it's a sunny day it's great to sit outside under an umbrella. There's no view so go for ambience and food. Also if you have children they will look after them and bake biscuits... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is one of the hidden gems in Gardens that I really enjoy going to. Lovely garden setting for warm sunny days and a cosy indoor setting for winter and evenings. FOOD - Generally a bit pricey, but the food is DELICIOUS. One of my absolute favourite desserts | guilty pleasures in life is lemon meringue and Café Paradiso arguably... More

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unknown
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We dined here on our first night in Cape Town. The food was delicious and the menu was varied. The restaurant is child friendly and the atmosphere is buzzing. The service wasn't as friendly and helpful as we experienced almost everyplace else in South Africa.

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Sausalito, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We loved eating at Care Paradiso. The staff was wonderful and welcoming, the physical layout was comfortable and fun and the food was absolutely delicious. Coming from San Francisco where gourmet restaurants on on every corner, we felt very much at home at Cafe Paradiso. The bonus was this was just around the corner from our hotel.

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New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Such a great family friendly restaurant with a bakery for the kids to make cookies and cupcakes! Staff exceptionally friendly! Loved it!

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