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Kalfi's

17 Hugenot Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
+27 21 876 2520
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Ranked #32 of 63 restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $2 - $34
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Kalfi's Restaurant now Hans and Marida's Owner-operated Kalfi's Restaurant has been a firm village favourite since 1992 - especially for those looking for a good serving of home-cooked and traditional meals. Kalfi's has recently changed hands and the new owners are Hans and Marida Olivier from Kimberley and Durbanville respectively. The famous chicken pie is back by popular demand and a few new items are making an appearance, pork spare ribs, A selection of sweet treats is also on offer. Home-baked cakes, scones and lemon meringue. While doing good by customers goes without saying, new menus will honour staff by naming the dishes they believe they're best at after them. Anyone for Beralise's Bobotie or George's Ice Coffee? Only at Kalfi's, of course!
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English first
Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Nothing outstanding. The food was average, the chips was fried in old oil and one could immediately taste it. However, we were so hungry that we didn't complain. We were also not in a mood for sending food back and forth. In future, we would definitely consider other options for breakfast.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I recently visited Franschhoek on a rainy day and had a crave for a good malva pudding. My sister and I walk up and down looking for a place to relax with my family and enjoy a LEKKE pudding. At last we were directed to Kalfi's Restaurant and what a supprise. I was served with the best malva pudding ever... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I have visited Kalfi's three times during the last three months and enjoyed consistently good service and excellent food on all three these occasions. The servings are generous and the prices, very reasonable. Whether it's peak season or a quiet evening, my experience has always been good.

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Rooiels, Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Well located, a welcome log fire on a chilly evening and pleasant staff. But, oh dear, the worst plate of food in recent memory. I think the component parts had been stored in the fridge, thrown together and bunged in the microwave. The pasta was gummy and the bolognese sauce had a strange, discomfiting texture.

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We wanted to try South African food and the restaurant looked nice. We sat on the terrace, all good so far. I asked for the bobbity for starter. The waitress told me that they were doing a good garlic mushrooms. All I said was they sounded nice and that's what I got instead of the bobbity. I asked for a... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Welcoming servers. Quite nice pickled fish, almost as I remembered it from decades ago, but a richer curry sauce would have improved it. Good steak but too much sugar in the sweet potato dish. Not enough fresh options e.g. a good salad and, later, a fresh fruit salad would have been welcome.

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Cape Town
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Kalfi's has changed hands and our visit was a disappointment after our previous visit a year ago. The new owners have for some reason installed televisions in the restaurant, turning it into more of a cafe/tv lounge than a restaurant. A bit unexpected and not entirely enjoyable. Unfortunately, the food is not up to the same standard and we were... More

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Cheshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Recently taken over by new owners. We found the food still good, but a little over-priced based on other restaurants in Franschhoek. Still worth a visit though.

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Kalfi's has changed owners since our last visit but the menu has remained the same. Food good but restaurant very quiet.Not quite the same without Kalfi.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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184 reviews 184 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

more of a café than a restaurant, lovely sitting out on the covered terrace area. great service and simple menu. new owners.

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