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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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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 161
    Very good
  • 35
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  • 13
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great location, great food!

I have been going to Cafe Paradiso for many years & it continues to be an excellent restaurant with an interesting menu, not just the usual offering of steak, burger, & calamari! This time we went on a cool winter's evening & it was nice to come in to a warm room but sitting outside looking at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I recently ate here on my trip to Cape Town and the veal pasta I had was heavenly and I enjoyed every bite. Their lemon meringue which is suppose to be amazing according to the menu lived up to its hype and its a generous serving portion. I like that they also served craft beers.

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Mossel Bay, South Africa
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

One of our favourite eateries! We've enjoyed sitting near the fire with a bowl of really good soup in winter or out under the trees in summer. The food is outstanding anytime!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Good lively atmosphere and good service from our waiter but the main course of Cape Salmon with potato wedges was disappointing. The smallish piece of fish was bland and most of the wedges were undercooked. At R 135.00 I thought it to be rather expensive. The sweets were a lot better - the chocolate fondant was delicious with a very... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great setting and amazing food. I had the slow roasted lamb salad and would definitely recommend it. Perfect view and nice character to the place. Service was also good :) would definitely go back!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

On a beautiful day the garden space is great. And when cold and rainy the fires going inside. You can abandon the children to the kitchen where they make something. And the foods great and the service attentive and real. What's not to like other than they are always booked!!

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Somerset West, South Africa
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

On arrival we had high expectations as our waiter seemed charismatic and a perfect marketer for the restaurant. Once we had ordered, we waited and waited and was told that the kitchen was busy. Then that there were lots of people. Then that there was a new chef and he was not coping. After more than an hour and a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed the most delicious and extremely well-priced meat platter for two. Amazing spread of Italian cured meats, variety of cheeses, humus and tahini, rocket, roasted vine tomatoes, basil pesto etc for just R130!!! So well priced. And accompanied by exceptional service too. So glad we found it :)

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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204 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I have been going to Cafe Paradiso for many years & it continues to be an excellent restaurant with an interesting menu, not just the usual offering of steak, burger, & calamari! This time we went on a cool winter's evening & it was nice to come in to a warm room but sitting outside looking at Table Mountain in... More 

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Aix-en-Provence, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

If you have time, about 1:30 waiting for your brunch, go to Paradiso. You will time to appreciate the place, outside it's so nice. But we will never go back there!!!!!

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Benguerra Island, Mozambique
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Love having breakfast at Cafe Paradiso. Breakfasts are always tasty and the coffee always good. The outside setting is so tranquil and pretty, its just gorgeous! Look forward to visiting when we're back in Cape Town again.

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Additional Information about Cafe Paradiso

Address: 110 Kloof St | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8008, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 423 8653
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Italian, Cafe

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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, Cafe

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