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“Great Location, Steady Service”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #88 of 1,252 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.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy the deck on a summer's day; snuggle inside on a winter's evening; Cafe Paradiso has it all, with great service, to boot.

1  Thank Janey B
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

Love this place. Very consistent on the service and food, and for kids. They can make their own pizzas and cakes Very cozy inside, and wonderful garden outside. highly recommended for lunch when you visit cape town.

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1  Thank Jonathan T
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

Food was excellent, they have pizza-making and cookie-baking fun for the young ones, and service was great!

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1  Thank watershare
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Reviewed June 27, 2018

We had a delicious lunch here. I had the sweet potato gnocchi which I found to be fantastic. The waiter recommended it (he told me it was the best dish on the menu) and he was spot on.

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1  Thank jdtdvm
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Reviewed June 25, 2018 via mobile

Our visit here proved that not everyone had the same idea of what is the right amount of something In a dish.
We were not that Hungary so went with a starter/salad. Both were very good fresh ingredients but I was overwhelmed by the amount of dressing on the salad. When asked by the manager how the meal was I actually said about the dressing and she immediately offered to sort the problem with additional salad and re do the whole thing. To be honest it was still too much even after that but the service was faultless.
The dessert was another thing altogether, if you go there, save room for the lemon meringue pie, it is wonderful as was the coffee.

Would I go back, yes and do not let this story put you off.

1  Thank Malcolm D
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