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“excellent” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
7 Reservoir Street W, Franschhoek, South Africa
8762952
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Ranked #8 of 62 Restaurants in Franschhoek
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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
Galway, Galway, Ireland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Annette in the Garden house booked this for us and her choice was excellent as we had a superb meal and the sevice was so friendly...we were the last to leave !

Visited March 2013
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England
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Tucked away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

It's easy to understand why this is number 2. Very relaxed atmosphere, combined with great food and easy going service. We took the chef's recommendation and both went for duck served with couscous and an apricot and ginger sauce. The menu could be seen by some as limited but when it's a few meals done well, who cares?

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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135 reviews 135 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“So good we went back for breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

From theoutside this looks like a simple cafe, but we were so impressed with food, its presentation and friendly service, we went back for breakfast! Breakfast did not disappoint! We also bought some croissants and cinnamon twists to take away for later. Delicious. Art goes into the food not just on the walls. Great coffee. Love how they serve orange juice in a jar.

Visited January 2013
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Niceville, Florida
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231 reviews 231 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 139 cities Reviews in 139 cities
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
“Twice in One Week”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

We liked this place so much, we ate here twice in one week. We liked that it was a casual place off the beaten path in town (it is actually down a small walkway set back from the main drag). And, the food was so fresh! We sat outside under the trees for lunch. We shared some tasty mussels. I had the duck pie, he had the mushroom pasta. Everything was great. The service was excellent, and the price, including wine, was very reasonable. I must say the portion sizes were large, so we took some leftovers home. The next time we went was for a light dinner. We sat inside. It is not fancy inside, but we enjoyed the artwork (for sale) on the walls. There is an open kitchen, so you can watch the food preparation. It was crowded that night, but the service and quality of the meals were excellent. The owners are hard workers and super nice. We will definitely go back, this is our type of place.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mtubatuba, South Africa
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127 reviews 127 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We decided to book at Cafe Des Arts on its rating with tripadvisor and although the food was very good, particularly the seared Tuna, its not worthy of its high ranking. We had lunch at Bread and wine ( ranked no1) the same day as we had dinner here and you cannot begin to compare the two Lacked that great service you would expect and the atmosphere was a little dull.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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