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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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Open Now
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 September 3, 2015

We first decided to go there after reading reviews online and the place did not disappoint! The restaurant itself is simple. The chef is very friendly. The menu is small. We were there for dinner and we had the sirloin with baby vegetables. The food...More

Thank stoti
Reviewed August 22, 2015

Nice place for dinner, a little off the beaten track, sitting under the trees. The food was perfectly good, tasty and fresh. Waiting staff were a little hit and miss, and you do need to watch out for leaves and seeds falling from the trees...More

Thank tal27
Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Incredible food especially for the price. This is a simple place hidden away in downtown with a nice garden to eat at. The food is the big reason to go and well worth a visit.

Thank Ryan A
Reviewed August 11, 2015

The cate is off the main road and is just a room adjacent to the kitchen. Very basic furniture but the food was very good and well presented and the staff nice and friendly

Thank Bob i
Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had a very nice dinner: lambs liver and baby vegetables and pork shoulder. Both dishes were well prepared with care and very tasty.

Thank Elise01_11
Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is where go when I want a great coffee and pastry in quiet surroundings. Tucked away behind the main street, away from the crowds it's also the best place to go and cool down in very hot summer weather. Great friendly service.

Thank FrancoiseArmour
Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

We live in the village, and there is just nothing that compares to the value for money, superb food,service and great atmosphere Cafe des Arts offers.

2  Thank Neil P
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Its a hidden from the main street restaurant, but if the owner is cooking, you in for a surprise, great food, you will not expect that great food when you walk up to the restaurant. He is serving you food that you expect in a...More

Thank racingduck
Reviewed May 19, 2015

Hidden just off the main road through Franschhoek, we had a deliciously simple lunch - I had Caesar salad and all the other options looked good too. Worth a visit

Thank lesleyincapetown
Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

A stroll down a garden path to the restaurant is so worth while. Had the truffled scrambled eggs and it was very delicious. With I were around longer to try more dishes from this restaurant . The coffee is also good. Great food for starting...More

Thank Kathyg68
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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
Families with children, Special occasions, 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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