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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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  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
cape town
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75 reviews 75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Cafe Paradiso is one of Richards first restaurants after Mdme Zhingara. Food is good but it has become a bit pricey now that it is poular. On a summer's day its nice to eat outside and nice inside on a cold winters day. GOod sandwiches, salads and pasta. Worth a visit

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Sao Paulo
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

My husband and I had a very good dinner at Café Paradiso. In general the service was very good with the exception at the entrance, when just after entering at the restaurant, nobody came here to receive us. Since we had a reservation, we stayed there for some minutes waiting for attention. But as long as we seated, service was... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My husband and I had breakfast here our first morning in Cape Town, the latter part of May. We were staying at the Down the Lane Apartment and this was close by. We both had the French Toast with apples, maple syrup and bacon and it was fantastic! The coffee was hot and strong, just the way I like it.... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Stopped in for a late Saturday lunch. Asked for a table inside and got placed by the fire which was wonderful. Our experience was only made more delightful by our excellent and very attentive waiter, Guy. While we only had a main, our drinks and food appeared as if they were expecting us. The meal was tasty and well presented... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had great coffee, possibly the best French toast I've eaten and very warm and friendly service. An excellent spot for breakfast.

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Luleå
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The expectations of Cafe Paradiso were really high prior to arrival. Sadly enough they didn't really live up to the hype. Don't get me wrong, the food is good, it is just that there are better places for dinner in Cape Town in this price segment. Apart from the food, the restaurant is quite cozy and the staff were helpful... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Cafe Paradiso is another fine restaurant in central Cape Town. The restaurant is small and often crowded. The food was very good as was the service. It is a great place for a great meal at a great price. We would certainly recommend.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Very nice dinner for two, in March 2014. Food is excellent and well priced. Only negative is that the restaurant was completely packed and service felt a little rushed. That said, I will definitely go back whenever I travel to CPT.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My husband and I arrived at Cafe Paradiso just as it opened for dinner, as we had a flight to catch a few hours later. The staff accommodated us without a reservation, as we would be finished before 8 pm. The restaurant is beautiful, our waitress was great, and our food was delicious. I'm so glad we chose this restaurant... More

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The outside areas are charming and romantic. The food was good and reasonable value. The service was also friendly.

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