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Cafe Paradiso

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110 Kloof Street | Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 423 8653
Today
09:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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Canton of Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having read many good reviews about this restaurant we decided to go there for dinner. Unfortunately we were seated inside in a remote close corner. A table that the waiters will for sure forget about. And like this it was. The waiter came very infrequently and each time he came, he had forgotten something. One time it was his notebook... More 

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Sandwich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying in Gardens for our time in Cape Town arriving from Jo'burg all meated out! So pasta dishes here were ideal. The welcome was friendly and the service good. We enjoyed a little starter of molasses bread which they were happy to keep topping up. Our mains, penne with chicken and fish risotto were delicious and followed by various deserts.... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We reserved a table for 5:30 for six people and just an hour or so before our meal, the restaurant phoned to confirm the booking. They told us that we would have to leave by 8 as there was another sitting at that table at that time. If we had known that, we would have made other arrangements as we... More 

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Thank Jane N
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After my first visit to this restaurant I will never return. Front line female management is due for training in etiquette as to how to deal with patrons. She is rude and arrogant and leaves you feeling as if she is doing you a huge favour. To top that the breakfast was average and if you are wanting to have... More 

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stockholm
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great dinner at Paradiso. The gnocchi was very good snd so was the chocolate fondant. There is a room were the kids bake their own pizza which our 2,5 daughter loved. After dinner the kids baked ginger bread cockies and ate. Very child friendly. Will definitely come back.

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Thank johannes a
Stockholm, Sweden
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A favorite in Cape Town! Excellent food served in a relaxed garden. Best service on Kloof street! Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner!

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Elie, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked a table during the afternoon for 7.30pm last evening a party of 4 adults who are familiar with dining out. We were greeted upon arrival and taken inside to a table which was so close to the kitchen service area that the heat from the kitchen was felt by us all. Not only the heat but the Aboyeur's... More 

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Thank David M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this restaurant, it is my go to for entertaining guests and family in Cape Town.Stunning courtyard at the foot of table mountain with amazing food- a must for Cape Town summer evenings!If there is one thing that they need to work on its service.Nothings puts a damper on a night out like slow service.Waiters need to more attentive... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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205 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice cafe, with good easy food. The layout is great - there several distinct outside areas and different internal rooms to eat in, so although there are a few tables, you are only surrounded by three or four others. Good to keep the noise down, as there were quite a few kids there - out the back, the kids can... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a disappointment!!! During December 2016 we dined Cafe Paradiso as a family and a number of us ordered the fish of the day "seared Tuna", but we were served Salmon because they "ran out of tuna". At no point were we informed of the change in our order and no explanation were offered when we we served our dinner.... More 

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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, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 21 423 8653

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