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Cafe Paradiso

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110 Kloof St | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8008, South Africa
+27 21 423 8653
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fantastic food!

We went here for dinner and had the gnocchi and ravioli! Amazing!! The good was incredible and the staff were very helpful. We wish we had eaten here more whilst in Cape Town. I highly recommend the gnocchi!! The restaurant is set out in a very casual setting. We sat on the deck and faced the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Tristan T
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We went here for dinner and had the gnocchi and ravioli! Amazing!! The good was incredible and the staff were very helpful. We wish we had eaten here more whilst in Cape Town. I highly recommend the gnocchi!! The restaurant is set out in a very casual setting. We sat on the deck and faced the incredible mountains as the... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

On a mission to explore Kloof Street we walked into Cafe Paradiso and the name of the place says it all really. A beautiful setting like grandma's back yard, a fantastic waitress who superbly managed our order and excellent food: veg antipasti, prawn risotto, salads ....*yummy*. A unique experience for our group of seven - will definitely come back soon.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

A lovely space to relax and have a glass of wine and chat with friends. What I didn't like was the food! Too much on the plate. I had the sirloin and literally had to take all the root vegetables off the main plate in order to see the steak. Rather serve the veg separately than crowd the plate. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

The food was fantastic, the people are very kind and the view on the tabel mountain was also beautifull! It feels like you are eating in a backyard , lovely!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A lovely restaurant and outside garden setting for families to come and enjoy a good meal. Definitely want to back back and try the menu as this time was just for coffee which was ok, not the best but found the service and the setting to make up for it :) Had a relaxing time outside with a view of... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I met with a friend for breakfast as a birthday treat for her. And a treat it was. The service was professional and the food delicious. The portions were a tad small for my liking but maybe I have a large appetite!

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Hong Kong
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Amazing bistro food in a beautiful setting - highly recommend this place and would have visited more than once on our trip if friends hadn't already made bookings elsewhere for us.

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Cape town
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Paradise has almost cult and iconic status in Cape Town now. If you're a visitor do try and make a visit. It's a place to be lazy over breakfast or dinner. Great salads and desserts, mains can be iffy but generally good with good sized portions for the hungry people! We go about once a month!

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Ra'anana, Israel
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158 reviews 158 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We were to have a business meeting and thisestablishment was recommended. We were not disppointed! We arrived early to a friendly welcome, shown to our reserved table and ordered drinks. When our friends arrived, the order was taken. My wife, the vegetarian, ordered a garden salad, not on the menu and received a larges salad just too her liking. My... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We waited ages for orders to be taken, food to be brought and bill to be finalised. Staff were rude, didn't seem to be working systematically. Poor quality and preparation of food when it finally arrived.

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Clement D, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Paradiso, responded to this review

So sorry to hear you had a bad experience, we would really appreciate the opportunity to talk to you directly to try get to the bottom of what happened as this is most definitely not the norm. Please be so kind as to mail us your details to claudia@madamezingara.com. Many thanks More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 110 Kloof St | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8008, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8653

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?