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

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
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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

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
40 helpful votes 40 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Pulled the car over, popped in to look at the menu, that was it. Seated in minuets by efficient polite staff. Menu more varied than first thought for a mid day meal, be that the start, the middle or the end. Both meals arrived quickly and exactly as stated on the menu and were perfectly cooked. We sat outside as... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Cafe Paradiso is another one of the Madame Zingara gems. You are immediately greeted by friendly staff and the rustic decor is very homely and welcoming. The food is amazing and there is something for everyone. We went there for our anniversary and it is definitely a great place for a special occasion!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

An antique riddled cosy setting with friendly staff,and an impressive Table d'hôte ( À la carte also available). The only problem experienced was the long wait for the main and incorrect meat temperatures. But keen and attentive staff made up for these small disappointments.Thanks to all at Cafe Paradiso CT for an enjoyable evening

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Stellar service and delicious breakfast! Their mushroom with Turkish toast is amazing as is their farm house breakfast with home made butter on the side. Kids enjoyed themselves with a baking cookies activities that kept them occupied and enjoying the company of other would be bakers :) The outdoor sitting venue is great in the mornings, I only wish we... More

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our son and his wife had previously eaten at Cafe Paradiso for brunch, and they highly recommended it. The four of us ate there for dinner. We all ordered different pasta dishes, and each meal was delicious. Besides, the great food, it is just a fun place to eat, because of the eclectic decorations. I highly recommend Cafe Paradiso.

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