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“Sweet”
Review of Cafe Des Arts

Cafe Des Arts
Ranked #9 of 75 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, 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! -
Columbus, Ohio
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Sweet”
Reviewed February 15, 2014

Like its own website says this is an unpretentious place and sweet and relaxing. The staff are welcoming and the food is good. I had a delicious Ceaser's salad which could have used a bit more greens to go with the scrumptious dressing and Parmesan and bacon. Then I had the tagliatelle with mushrooms which came piping hot. Olive this place a thumbs up!

  • Visited February 2014
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Mechelen, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Discovery”
Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

We went an advice of our guest house owners. It's a little bit off main street through a discrete gate but once at the restaurant, it's a great place. We both had fish and loved the way it was presented and cooked!! Nice soup as well!

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Great Missenden, United Kingdom
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379 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“What a find.”
Reviewed February 13, 2014

Just loved their web-site, which made me choose CDA - and so glad we did.
A lovely relaxed atmosphere with great service and food. Two starters, two mains, two coffees, a bottle of Sauvignon blanc - R550
I'd certainly go back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Brewersfriend
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Vancouver, Canada
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139 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“for us definitely one of the best restaurants in SA”
Reviewed February 12, 2014

Whenever we're in the area we pay the cafe a visit for lunch or dinner. You sit in a lovely garden (reservation recommended). The service from all the staff (including the owners themselves) is just lovely! And the food is fantastic! Always prepared to perfection, always the right amount of spices and herbs, always an awesome experience!
All paired with excellent wines!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank gelegentlich
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great place to eat”
Reviewed February 9, 2014

Our second year eating here. Great food and served in a very casual setting. The owners very visible, you can see into the kitchen where the food is being cooked. No need to dress up just good food and service.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank John T
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