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“Best Eaterie in Kloof St...”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #51 of 1,155 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Established by the inimitable Freda, Cafè Paradiso immediately set the bar for local cuisine and, from its inception, introduced us to a variety of dishes and ingredients seldom before experienced locally. Loving the idyllic setting and the warm ambience, Capetonians eagerly tucked into exotic and ‘foreign’ fare such as tzatziki, dolmades and babaganoush as well as the delicious country-style dishes which emanated from Paradiso’s bustling kitchens. Joined by three more formidable women, Laurille, Lynn and Mapula, Frieda and her team remained the heart of city trading with a lineage of values forming the foundation of this amazing establishment.
Arundel, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Eaterie in Kloof St...”
Reviewed January 18, 2012

We loved this place-great food, buzzing atmosphere-perfectly served by amazingly friendly local staff- and ....always full.
Very highly recommended!!

  • Visited January 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best outdoor eatery in City Bowl”
Reviewed January 17, 2012

The garden setting is the thing, it's charming on a sunny day / warm night. Food is good and service friendly, lunch time buffet wide-ranging and very well priced. A favourite of mine.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Food is fairly good, but the service is very disorganized”
Reviewed December 30, 2011

The restaurant offered a lunch buffet. I ended up opting for it because it looked like the only shot of every getting served. A waitress did eventually notice me, and I ordered dessert -- which never came. When I asked for the check and it was on it, they apologized and brought it for free, long after I wanted or needed it. They seem to be trying, but they really need to get organized.

Visited December 2011
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Cape Town
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Lovely venue, good food, excellent all round.”
Reviewed December 29, 2011

I go there from time to time and always enjoy it. You can sit outdoors looking at Table Mountain while enjoying their good quality food. Very pleasant place.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“4 day stay”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

outdoor is best, and the food was excellent value. We went twice.

Visited November 2011
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