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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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9:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

We had a late breakfast here, outside as it was a fine morning. The menu board had several interesting sounding egg options. Description was better than reality, as mine was really bacon and eggs. Very good coffee, though.

Thank yycyycyyc
Reviewed May 23, 2017

I booked the restaurant months ago based on the previous reviews so that we would have something booked for dinner when we visited during the Franschhoek Literary festival. The restaurant was full and extremely noisy. We were placed at a table right next to the...More

Thank powpow2017
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

The embarrassed manageress showed us to our broken, unset wooden table in the drafty foyer. The table looked like it had been borrowed from the local picnic spot but had weathered rather badly. The back was loose and I was able to demonstrate an intact...More

Thank GrahamHelderberg
Reviewed May 8, 2017

We go here a lot when we visit Franschhoek. Casual food but always tasty. Tuna with crushed potatoes and beurre blanc sauce is my favorite

Thank Jurgen M
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Recommended by our guest house host. Limited menu which is fine but then your expect food to be special for the price you pay. We've had better.

Thank penelope123465
Reviewed May 3, 2017

A hidden gem off the main street - we popped here for dinner following a recommendation and weren't disappointed. The staff were really welcoming, the food was wholesome and we left feeling so relaxed. Would recommend!

Thank Emma M
Reviewed May 1, 2017

After seeing the reviews of this restaurant we booked it for our trip to Franshhoek during the planning stage of our South Africa holiday at the beginning of 2017. We got to the restaurant at our booked time and it would appear they had no...More

Thank Pilot853
Reviewed April 14, 2017 via mobile

We booked at short notice, three of us. We arrived early, were the only diners for a while. The service was super quick and super friendly. Then people started arriving. The service was still very good, and still super friendly. The food meanwhile was delicious....More

Thank Julien H
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

In the region for a wedding staying at three locations within walking distance of this Cafe, we decided to have dinner the first night here. We were told it was one of the two best restaurants in the Franschoek area.. that is not because it...More

1  Thank Ginna W
Reviewed April 5, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away next to the library where it is hidden behind a beautiful garden. Really peaceful and quiet for if you want to reflect with some good food and wine, or perhaps a craft beer. I had the pork belly and it...More

Thank Poranic
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2952
Based in the small village of Franschhoek in the Western Cape. Franschhoek is renowned world wide for Haut Cuisine and Fine Dining. Cafe des Arts is neither Haute Cuisine nor Fine Dining! Cafe des Arts is a simple, rustic, relaxed restaurant where all that matters is the food. There are no table cloths, no silver service and the food is from the pan to the plate. If you're lucky, you may even get some cutlery! -
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