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“Good place to have quick and good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
Ranked #8 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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! -
Markgroeningen, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good place to have quick and good lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2011

This place was recommended to us by our guesthouse so we decided to test (and taste) it. We were there for lunch, the place was half full, the service quick and polite. The choice is quite limited as it's changing every day and made with fresh products. the food we ordered was good (lamb livers and chicken risotto) and well priced. The wines were, for the area, quite expensive. When you go out, don't resist and buy a cinammon twist in their bakery, it tastes great. I would recommend this place for lunch, not for dinner.

  • Visited October 2011
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Franschhoek South Africa
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4 reviews
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“Best Jazz and atmosphere in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2011

Last Friday we attended the jazz and on site creation of a painting at CDA and it was awesome! The food, atmosphere, jazz and overall ambiance was 100% and all lovers of GOOD food should visit!

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Franschhoek, South Africa
1 review
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“Unpretentious, warm, relaxing with tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2011

Chris and Louise rock, they run a restaurant that is off the main road. Look for the coffee shop called Essence (diagonally opposite the post office) and just after Essence (also a cool place to go) you will find a pathway with a stream on one side a green fence on the other. In the garden is a building next to the library where you can see Chris and Louise in action.

  • Visited July 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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“Always on my list”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

Cafe de Arts is not a fancy restaurant, but the food has always been consistently good. Their breakfast is excellent. Lunch is usually a subset of the dinner menu. The seasonal dinner menu has new items as well as consistent favorites.
On the downside, the presentation is usually less than pretty, but the ample sauces provided more than make up for it with their flavour.
When you're done with fancy and just want excellent food, come here.

  • Visited April 2011
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Franschhoek, South Africa
1 review
“Best Kept Secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

fantastic tasty food, cosy atmosphere, good prices and great coffee - just tucked away from the 'main' road of Franschhoek well worth a visit for breakfast, lunch or dinner -

Thursday nights they have live entertainment and a buffet

Visited June 2011
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