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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
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night Food, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 186
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  • 159
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Beautiful food in the sun garden

This is a beautiful restaurant that serves very good quality food. We visited twice in the week we were in Cape Town. The garden out front benefits from perfect positioning for eating outdoors in the sun. If you prefer you can sit inside which is also a very nice setting. The waiters are attentive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
acekicker77
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Istanbul, Turkey
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We several times visited Cafe Paradiso. I can clearly say Cafe Paradiso is strong at lunch and dinner. They cook and service in good manner. You can have a chance to taste of different dishes and would like to visit again. But I must say they are not strong at breakfast. If you go there with your kids only option... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a beautiful restaurant that serves very good quality food. We visited twice in the week we were in Cape Town. The garden out front benefits from perfect positioning for eating outdoors in the sun. If you prefer you can sit inside which is also a very nice setting. The waiters are attentive if maybe just a little too... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

I do not kid when I say to eat at Cafe Paradiso is an experience for your tastebuds. The Osso Buco was outstanding, soft and delicious. I am definitely going back! It was served with an amazing risotto and I wanted more. Service is exceptionally slow and really poor, continuing the Cape Town trend. The ambience of the restaurant is... More 

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This was obviously a well know spot because it filled up completely while we ate. We ordered our food based on the waitresses recommendation and she was not wrong. The meals were very good. The inside of the restaurant was attractive. Not the place to go if you are looking for a quiet spot. A smaller restaurant that fills up... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We were walking past when we decided to see if there was a table available on a very busy Sunday Lunch time. We were greeted warmly and proceeded to have a very relaxed lunch. The food was good, but what I think needs to be noted is that they served a full restaurant, without any delays, in the middle of... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Tried their lemon cheesecake and it was just divine! Situated on the famous Kloof Street, this café stands out for it's unique yet vintage ambiance. The staff's very friendly and their prices are quite reasonable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Cafe Paradiso was a last minute idea and what a great one it was. My wife and I needed a place to eat on our last night in Cape Town and our B&B suggested Cafe Paradiso. The atmosphere gives you the feel of a Spanish Riviera. The menu a little different feel. We were placed at a table near the... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

What a beautiful setting for a Mothers day Breakfast a gorgeous setting we sat outside and I was served a glass of complimentary bubbly and then proceeded to have a delicious breakfast with great coffee the service was fast friendly and efficient will definitely be going back

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The food is very good. The service poor. First we didn't get cutlery and had to ask for it. We had to ask for bread several times which only came after our food. One guest of our group didn't get his food at all. We then decided to just settle the bill as everyone had finished their food.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lovely for day or night with the family as the kids are entertained inside baking pizza or ginger bread biscuits. Good quality food in a relaxed setting. Lovely view of table mountain from the garden.

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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: Italian, Coffee Shop

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?