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Cafe Paradiso

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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 422 0403
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10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went here for a dinner after a long day of conference, this is a very layd back restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. The food and wine selection on the menu is outstanding. Service was very good and the food was cooked to perfection. Complements to the cheff.

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Thank LeonDewald
Cape Town, South Africa
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The maitre'd placed me at the wrong table for 45 minutes and then offered some half hearted apology for her "mistake " and the manager was rude to me as if this was my fault. Very disappointed with the service and damage control...I left the restaurant without having supper. The staff ruined my evening with my guests from London. Very... More 

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Thank Shafia M
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We decide to go for lunch on Easter Sunday & we choose Cafe Paradiso. As you walk into this venue, you pick up a vibe that these guys know what they're doing, you just feel the buzz. Our next surprise arrived in the form of our waitress - Memory Chipfumbu, what a beautifully articulated lady. She dealt with the specials... More 

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Thank Ferdie_Liebenberg
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A party of 4, a beautiful day in March in Cape Town, an easy walk down the hill from our accommodation, outside seating with a nice view of Table Mountain. We combined that convenience with truffled mushrooms, linguini, chicken burgers, wine and beer, all for just over R100 per person. A very pleasant and satisfying interlude in a very pleasant... More 

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Thank deburkins
Pretoria, South Africa
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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Making a long story short, in Paradiso you can have of Italian flavor by best price ever. Really, prices here are very, very accessible and in total there's good value for money!

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Thank CORTE777
St Kilda, Australia
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75 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cafe Paradiso has a cosy and interesting atmosphere. The service is very good and the food is great. A good variety of local modern South African food and wine. The kids menu options were good too.

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Thank Jane B
North Reading, Massachusetts
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place had wonderful & wine choices. Excellent service as well. Eat outside if you can, but make a reservation as it's very busy!

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Thank Kim W
Boston
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

high quality; nice atmosphere; good service; good wine; easy walk from where we stayed; recomended. yes.

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Thank GFFBoston
Calgary, Canada
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122 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally the service is tiptop at Cafe Paradiso but our last visit had us waiting...and waiting... and waiting. We were very happy with the food: grilled calamari, halloumi lebanese salad, and tuna salad. They were out of the ostrich (which we found out 10 minutes after ordering) but the halloumi salad was a good replacement. The salads were fresh and... More 

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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cosy and quiet spot close to center of cpt. great food and wine, perfect terrace, loved it - had a good tomato soup and salad, food arrived timely and was very delicious and made with love

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 22:00
Saturday
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 422 0403
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?