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Cafe Paradiso

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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 8653
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Cape Town, South Africa
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Dinner with friends and a toddler. The food is very good, which I do not say very easily. Vegetarian gnocchi, pork belly and chicken penne, cheesecake and tiramisu, all good - but the pork was the best. Service also attentive and with 'common sense' to accomodate us and the toddler. The outside patio was fully booked, so book in advance... More 

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Thank ArdHeinkens
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a great lunch here, beatiful setting if you get a table outside under the trees. Very kid friendly and even have a section where kids can make their own pizzas. We found the prices to be very reasonable. Food and service was great. Try the beer battered camembert as a starter!

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Thank Chris N
Somerset West, Western Cape, South Africa
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't have a reservation but luckily we were early enough to get a table. This is such a great spot - lovely garden dining. The staff are very attentive and friendly. Delicious cappuccino! I had truffled mushrooms on toast and my husband had Eggs Benedict. Both were excellent. Their freshly squeezed OJ is yummy! Have always enjoyed Paradiso, having... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmospheric friendly local bustling place. When it is hot then a must to sit outside in the front garden patio with mature overhanging trees. Magical. Food well cooked and wine prices very reasonable.

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Thank Ruthven65
Leiden, The Netherlands
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258 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The breakfast menu at Cafe Paradiso is long enough. Food was good. Service was also fine. The outsiude garden was a great place to eat. Not the cheapest place on Kloof.

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Thank Adrian Y
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice food, very reasonably priced, very attentive staff, we ate in the garden in the evening and it was perfect. Make sure you book in advance!!

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Thank Bob186460
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a table in the front garden. Not the one stuck away at the back of the restaurant. We liked the food. The service is a mess once it gets busy and it often does they stress out. But anyway we would go back. Make sure to reserve a table as it gets full quickly.

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Thank mirjamreis
New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just been to Cafe Paradiso with my girlfriend , we got a calamari salad as antipasto then I got the fish of the day and my gf the tagliatelle with mash room and truffle oil. The salad was okay and so the tagliatelle, a bit too cooked in my opinion but that's a personal taste I guess. The fish... More 

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Thank Andrew_85NewYork
London, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

back after 3 and a half years and it was lovely to see the food here at Cafe Paradiso is still very good. We just love the garden setting sitting outside around sunset, have a glass or two of bubbly, looking at the mountain, and then the excellent food :-) I see some people here complain about the service although... More 

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Thank Brian J
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night I had the pleasure of dining at Cafe Paradiso with three close girlfriends. Usually, we would sit outside to snap up a view of the mountain, but the gale force winds were not playing ball so we reserved for inside for the first time. I was delighted at how cosy it was, the lighting perfectly complemented by an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$7 - $15
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Large groups
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 423 8653

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?