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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This was one of the most delicious cafe breakfasts I have ever had, and we do good breakfasts where I'm from! The truffled scrambled eggs with mushrooms were just divine. My husband just about died over his French toasted croissant with bacon and banana. Excellent...More

Thank Elisabeth F
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

It's a beautiful restaurant set in a leafy courtyard. This makes it immediately quite special. We hear the dinners under the stars are amazing, but as it was a cold night when we were there, we are inside. The acoustics make for quite a jostling...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Service was great with friendly, helpful staff. Food was excellent - the croissant french toast was amazing! Fun vibe for all ages - family and dog friendly. Beautiful setting, tucked away from the main street with tables under the trees. Very cutely decorated!

Thank Aleksa K
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch our last day in South Africa. Nice relaxed little restaurant with excellent service and good food to match, including the desserts which made a nice change as so many places we ate on our trip had disappointing desserts....More

Thank Poppy1315
Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

This was one of the few places which had availability, so we tried it without high expectations. However, the food was delicious! It is down to earth, simple preparation of good products. We had fresh tuna with a potato salad. The tuna was amazing and...More

Thank Joellevdm
Reviewed 21 March 2016

With all the fine dining in franschhoek it's always a pleasure to visit cafe des arts with its simple uncomplicated but fantastically tasty food. Always on our list when we visit Franschhoek

Thank M_Richard01
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We had dinner there last night - now we understand why they had several unreserved tables on one of the busiest weekends in Franschoek. Menu is limited (to say the least) no chicken (only duck), 1 Fish option & 1 vegetarian option (unless you have...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We ate here 2 evenings and thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Sitting out under the stars was a bonus , and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The restaurant is unpretentious and there is plenty to choose on the menu. I would recommend that you...More

Thank Anne w
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

This is our favourite place in Franschhoek, both for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Great croissants, great tuna and other fish, and nice staff. Don't be put off by the moderate looks, it's just great, simple tasty food!

Thank C-and-T-swallows
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We love the food here, particularly the fish dishes. Excellent value and very friendly staff Can be noisy inside with large boisterous parties.

Thank Raytun
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2952
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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! -
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