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“Wonderful dinner with view of Table Mountain”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #46 of 1,171 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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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.
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Words can't really describe how delicious our meal was at this wonderful "locals" restaurant. Our concierge recommended it, and despite the long walk uphill to get there (yes, a taxi would have been much faster and easier), it was the best meal we had in South Africa. We did not have a reservation, but we recommend you make one, as it fills up very quickly. Our server did an incredible job of recommending "not to be missed" menu items. My ostrich was cooked perfectly and delicious. Highly recommend. Not to be missed!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

Very good breakfast. Beautiful outdoor eating area. Service was great and everything on the menu looked great. Highly recommend!

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Thank Ron T
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Four of us had just arrived in Cape Town and our guest house recommended Cafe Paradiso which was only 5 minutes away. Great idea. We very much enjoyed our food including mushroom ravioli and some fresh fish. Our server Katie was enthusiastic and helpful. Would definitely go back.

Thank blangsen
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Great vibe - trendy with good food and excellent service. This unique restaurant is situated near the top of Kloof street. A must visit for anyone on a visit or living in Cape Town

Thank Haystack007
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

We ate here on our last night in Cape Town. We didn't book and only manage to get a table for2 a 6pm. It is worth booking. Food was great, we had steak and ostrich which was lovely and there was attention to detail. Good wine selection as well. Friendly staff.

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Thank Hipster76
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