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All 62 Franschhoek Restaurants

Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir Street W, Franschhoek, South Africa
8762952
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Ranked #5 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

Our group of two couples went on a quiet night and were thrilled - some of the best food on our trip. In particular, I had the best pork belly I've probably ever eaten. It was so delicious I went and spoke to the chef about how delicious it was! Highly highly recommended.

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We had dinner twice and really enjoyed the food. The chef and the owner of the restaurant Chris is very nice and the staff are friendly. We also like the paintings on the wall.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Cafe des Arts epitomises the Western Cape / wine lands food scene - great food, fresh ingredients, friendly service, great selection of wines and a 1000 reasons to keep going back to see what new dishes grace the menu Cafe des Arts is an eclectic venue - the better half not only had a magnificent lunch there but also found... More

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Sunapee, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

the spaghetti carbonara was as good as we have ever dined upon. The tomato basil soup was also superb along with the warm saute of mushroom and spinach salad in a wine sauce. It was a dinner that should have been accompanied by a good Super Tuscan or good chianti but the quality was so unexpected that two of us... More

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Paarl, South Africa
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were attracted to Cafe Des Artes because of the link to Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay which is a firm family favourite! We were not disappointed! The décor is simple with absolutely divine and very different art all over. The fireplace was a treat on a cold Friday night. We chose a Sauvignon Blanc we had never heard of... More

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This cosy eatery we first enjoyed with our local friends who frequent it regularly. We were so struck that on an overnight stay in Stellenbosch we visited again. Excellent food, wonderful people, cosy ambience and overall 'home from home' feeling - we'll be eating their again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We went here after seeing the great reviews in Tripadvisor. It is a stunning art deco venue and the atmosphere and ambiance was good. Staff helpful and fireplace cosy on a rainy night. The soup was lovely but average and the main was not great. I feel that we would have been better off visiting one if the other fab... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After finding on Trip Advisor and following up with local folk I selected Cafe des Arts for a party of 13 to celebrate my wife's birthday. Between us we ordered a range of the choices on the 3-course menu (most did not manage more than two) and without exception each of us found our meal to be excellent. I doubt... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We x 8 had a great food experie.nce on 28/6 and you will experience a meal to remember!We did not enjoy being pushed to order our food,fortunately there were a lot of people that was out to have a fun night

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Laguna Hills, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Concur with the earlier review that this place is "casual, hip, and quirky". Unpretentious and intimate. And really, really good food with a rotating menu so you never know what surprise awaits. In a stay in the area of only 4 days we ate here 3 times: dinner, breakfast, and a catered chicken pie for a gathering at a friends... More

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