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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 180
    Excellent
  • 150
    Very good
  • 31
    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
good food good service

We ate lunch there prior to going to the top of Table Top Mountain. The portions were large. The food was good. We ate on the patio and liked the setting. There were no views to speak of and while the food was good, no one dish (of the three we had) was memorable enough to bring us back. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Mmeyernos
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Jackson, Wyoming
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Jackson, Wyoming
Top Contributor
177 reviews 177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We ate lunch there prior to going to the top of Table Top Mountain. The portions were large. The food was good. We ate on the patio and liked the setting. There were no views to speak of and while the food was good, no one dish (of the three we had) was memorable enough to bring us back. It... More 

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Woodford, United Kingdom
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115 reviews 115 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This was our first meal in South Africa, we was very impressed with the quality of food, the service and the price. Would recommend.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

The lunch buffet was average at best. A mixture of cold salads and hot foods that were cold. The waiting staff seemed disinterested if you chose to eat the buffet.

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Clement D, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Paradiso, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments on our restaurant. We are just wondering if you are posting on the right restaurant as we do not currently have a buffet running. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We booked a table for a Saturday night We got there and were showed to our table We waited half an hour before we were attnded to We ordered wine and a starter Again waiting , before the drinks arrived the waiter came around to ask us for our main meal. Again waitng and then our mains arrived without any... More 

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CHINAintown
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We visited Cafe Paradiso in 2013 & we thought it was good then we have just stayed in CapeTown in March 2015 & we eat in the cafe Paradiso every night a brilliant restaurant the food was superb & the staff very friendly & helpful & the portions was so big ,would definitely go back there again.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We like to sit outside in the garden, good food and interesting menu, only had one slightly over done Kudu as a main course. We had lunch here 4 times in this last visit.

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Stockholm
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I go to Café Paradiso a few times per month. Great vibe without being too pretentious and friendly staff (not sure what some of the negative reviews are about, have always been treated super well there). The best food is usually the specials, and/or the risotto and raviolis. If you have kids this place is absolute paradise. Kids get to... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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204 reviews 204 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We had a great meal at this busy eatery on a perfect Cape Town evening. Great pastas and salad, Lemon Meringue to die for! Service efficient but hostess really unfriendly. Seating inside and out.

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White River, Mpumalanga, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Lovely setting - although noisy next to road... family vibe and food good - although unmemorable. Service was good - but not enough staff on the day we went - they were busy. Sunny days you need an umbrella or else its uncomfortably hot on the terrace. Inside the restaurant is a little gloomy.... outside better.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This restaurant was very close to our hotel, so my wife and I decided to check it out. The place was crowded so we sat inside near a busy part of the restaurant, which was fine since we could people watch. I ordered the kudo steaks wrapped in bacon which came in an excellent sauce. However, it took a very... 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: 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?