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17 Hugenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2520
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Ranked #34 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Price range: $7 - $37
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African
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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 is Owner-operated and has been a firm village favorite since 1992 - especially for those looking for a good serving of home-cooked and traditional meals. 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. A various light meals are now available. Our food is made by a pastry chef, souse chef and a fine dining chef We shall always cater for the tourist. Come and enjoy hour kitchen atmosphere and our home made food
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English first
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent service, with a good choice of "South African cuisine". A very good choice of the local wine as well.

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Kleinmond
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

In a town with many fine-dining restaurants it was a pleasure to have an excellent, conventional meal with a twist, served by very helpful and friendly staff. My pasta was better than what you could hope for in traditional Italian restaurants and the salad superb. They will see us again.

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Durban
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

We can't help ourselves as to rate this Restaurant as our favorite. Now that we are traveling a lot, we always stopped at Kalfis Restaurant for the best traditional South African food. We call it "comfort" food. We had the best lambstew we've had in a long time. The creamy chicken pancake was delicious and the chicken curry unbeatable, not... More 

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Franschhoek, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Please be careful if you eat the chicken stuffed pancakes, my friend was sick as a dog twice. The waitress was unfriendly and service was poor. Some places do not take the terrible heat into consideration when working with chicken.No need to say they not gonna see me again.

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H J O, Manager at Kalfi's, responded to this review

Thank you, i will follow up on this incident. We never had problems with this dish before and its one of our best sellers on a daily basis without any complaints. We are truly sorry for the inconvenience caused and also sorry for the waiter being unfriendly. This is totally unacceptable. More 

Ilkley, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
174 reviews 174 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We have eaten here before and we weren't disappointed this time. Just arrived after flying into Cape Town and they were very welcoming at 9pm. Had a nice meal - the lentil Babotie was very nice and tasty. The service is friendly and the waitress who serviced us recognised us from last year.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

We had a fun, relaxed evening at Kalfi's. We sat on the terrace and enjoyed some good local wine and great local food. The tasting platter is excellent and more than enough food for two people. The bobotie is particularly good. Inside, the restaurant decor is quirky and fun. I really liked the unpretentious atmosphere and comforting food.

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This was our first night back in Franschhoek since our fantastic trip to South Africa last year. We had done a 15 hours journey from Iceland plus a 24 hours delay due to snow blizzard back home. We were in a need of a warm welcome and we certainly did get that at Kalfi’s Restaurant. Here the waitress greeted us... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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135 reviews 135 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We really enjoyed our experience at Kalfi's. We felt welcomed by the staff and our waitress was very knowledgeable about the local wines. We had a lovely meal - I had a chicken dish and my husband had home-made steak and kidney pie which he loved. We were well looked after and had a great meal in lovely surroundings.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

The tasting platter was an absolute treat. We felt so welcome from the time we booked. We are proud South Africans because of establishnents like this. Keep it up Team Kalfi's. What a beautiful and delectable experience. Will definitely tell our friends and we will definitely be back.

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Durban, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We enjoyed a great dining experience and ambiance with a fresh feel to a well thought out South African menu

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Additional Information about Kalfi's

Address: 17 Hugenot Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 876 2520
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 37
Cuisine: African

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