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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 201
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  • 168
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Best Risotto Ever!

I went to Cafe Paradiso for lunch with a client. They have a really great buffet which is excellent value. We were recommended the lamb shoulder mushroom risotto which wasn't on the menu. I thought I'd chance it because I've yet to have a decent risotto in Cape Town.(It's usually over-cooked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
DudleyFeebish
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I went to Cafe Paradiso for lunch with a client. They have a really great buffet which is excellent value. We were recommended the lamb shoulder mushroom risotto which wasn't on the menu. I thought I'd chance it because I've yet to have a decent risotto in Cape Town.(It's usually over-cooked porridge). I had also returned from three weeks in... More 

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San Diego, California
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When one steps into this 30 year old cafe, it feels as if one is going home. The cafe, on the slopes of Table Mountain, offers a wonderful ambiance. The decor is warm, welcoming and eclectic with artifacts to look at all over. There is a delicious buffet with both vegetarian and meat offerings or one can choose off the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Meal was brilliant (lamb shoulder - delicious), service excellent, and such a wonderful atmosphere..

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

It was one of those typical four seasons in one day scenarios when we arrived for a pre booked table, Sunday lunch. The place was buzzing as always and the kids were having their usual fun in the front pond. I had the "special of the day", which was a Eastern mushroom risotto with a layer of deboned lamb pieces.... More 

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cape town
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is our "special place"...we go here to celebrate all the milestones in our lives and on our "date nights". Paradiso is at it's best on a Summer's evening where you sit outside under the trees......the food is Italian fabulousness..especially the Risotto....

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South Burlington, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant was a short walk from our guesthouse (Rosedene) and came recommended by a local. It was delicious and had a lovely atmosphere. We traveled with 9 people (5 kids) and there was something for everyone on the menu.

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We had an excellent family dinner. Very child friendly. Nice presentation of the plates. Prices are ok. Staff is doing a wonderfull job.

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Golden, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We had no reservation as we had just arrived in Cape Town, so they apologetically offered us a table on the outdoor deck which was just perfect for us! It was quiet and secluded and we thoroughly enjoyed our wine, starters, and imaginative main dishes. The service was helpful and fun. It was perfect. So perfect we went back the... More 

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had dinner here and the food was very good and simple. The prices are also good compared to what you get. The staff managed to mix up the orders and the starters did not show up. This was very well compensated by a huge dessert by the manager. Will definitely visit again.

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

best restaurant on kloof st, which is best eating st in the cape. really good for kids, wonderful staff. sit outside and enjoy view of mountain

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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?