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“Cozy, Attentive Staff, Good Food”
Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
Ranked #24 of 92 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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! -
Reviewed April 26, 2012

Cold & raining last night, but Cafe Des Arts (with a lovely wood burning oven) made for a warm & romantic dinner venue. Staff are well trained (knowledge of local wines a plus!) with the manager & chef paying just the right level of attention to their guests.
I selected the seafood curry (delicious) & shared a bread-and-butter desert with my partner.

Menu well priced, but more importantly - the wine list is not overpriced (a bit limited though). Last mentioned is very important for a restaurant located in an area where patrons are familiar with quality wines & their cellar door prices.

We really enjoyed the restaurant & will be back.

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Reviewed April 12, 2012

Excellent food... Great service.... Understated restaurant with food that will truly surprise.....

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Dinner at Cafe Des Arts was such an amazing experience. Fabulously delicious food added with such warm hospitality - such a treat!! Will definitely go back ......

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Reviewed March 27, 2012

The best place to eat in Franschhoek if you want to get great food to a good value. We had dinner there three time and it was always fantastic. Chris rock's in the kitchen and Lou runs the restaurant and pairing great wines to your food. One of the best restaurants in South Africa. Really miss the bread & butter cake.

Looking forward to returning!

Thank mickepia
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

By far and away the best resturant in Franschhoek for good un fussy delicious food..always a treat on both the taste buds and tummy ! Of course Franschhoek is full of wonderful yummie places to eat..but this is an all time favorite for a cup of coffee, wicked pastry, breakfast with friends, light lunch or a special treat dinner. Lou and Chris have developed a total win here !!

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Thank dragon117
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