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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 171
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Good food, poor service

You can usually count on good food and value for money at Cafe Paradiso. However, our recent dinner (a group of 6) was let down by really poor service. On top of that they added a service charge on our bill - quite unusual for a group of 6. Beware.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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360 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can usually count on good food and value for money at Cafe Paradiso. However, our recent dinner (a group of 6) was let down by really poor service. On top of that they added a service charge on our bill - quite unusual for a group of 6. Beware.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

After several failed attempts to get a table on short notice (they're popular, so book a few days in advance), I finally managed to make a reservation. After having eaten there, I can see why people like it so much. It has a very nice and friendly atmosphere and the food is very good value for money. The drunken camembert... More 

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Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Ate lunch and dinner here and both meals were very pleasant. The menu is good, a relaxed atmosphere and service good. Not dazzling but certainly worth a visit. Recommend

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Somerset West, South Africa
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128 reviews 128 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Excellent service and delicious food available from a converted home which adds to the relaxed and homely atmosphere. Seating is available indoors as well as outdoors under an umbrella in the garden. During the season, you might have to drive around in order to find parking. I have no hesitation recommending Café Paradiso.

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Adelaide, Australia
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Our waiter Ray was very effiicient and helpful with a good sense of humour. We had a starter of crumbed fried Camembert cheese which was to die for. My fish dish was fllavoursome but a little dry. My husband had the chicken and he said it was very tasty but a little dry. My niece had a pasta dish which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

What a great spot. A great array of food, with too many wonderful meals to chose from. Great staff, very friendly and attentive but not over the top. Would definitely go back. Fantastic calamari polenta starter (although my main, a steak, was a little gristly).

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

One of the best burger meals I ever had. The special sauce accompanying the great quality beef on top of crispy naan like bread loaded with sun kissed tomatoes and green salad was a delight not to be forgotten. Next time I will try the lamb salad that the neighbour table orders. Also top atmosphere: warm and modern summerhouse feeling... More 

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Decent ambiance, nice garden and reasonable wine list. Waiting staff slow. Food should be better and their self-promoted desserts were very average. A nice enough place but not VFM.

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Kirkkonummi, Finland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We like it. Small friendly restaurant.Wednesday and its full, but few place found for us. Food was good and service forks. We eat pastas and good cheescake. Price level.....i' think good.

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Haddington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Made a big mistake tonight ignoring the recent reviews on this restaurant. Seated promptly but then ignored for nearly 30 minutes. Service was very poor. Between order and starter was a further 30 minutes and for main course nearly the same. Why we did not leave before starter arrived I do not know. Starter had mountain of green leaves and... More 

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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: Café

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?