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Cafe Des Arts

7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2952
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 16 January 2016

Nice setting in a tranquil courtyard. The food is truly remarkable. Possible to bring your own wine.

Thank Emarie B
Reviewed 15 January 2016

Second visit to this Restaurant and was equally as good as a year ago. Sat outside this time which was very pleasant. Limited menu, but what you get is delicious. I had a Cesar Salad, then Yellow tail, both beautifully served and very tasty. Excellent...More

Thank 450kate
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I approached Chris and Louise with a group booking of around 30 people for a dinner. Chris worked with me to produce a "set" menu of 3 different main course options to fit within the budget. The food was spectacular! The atmosphere is homely and...More

Thank JohnnyB1980
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Hidden in a little courtyard just off the main street this place is a little gem. Although the choice is limited the quality is excellent. The setting is very tranquil amongst the trees on a warm evening. An inside dining room is offered on chillier...More

Thank streetwise60
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Set off the Main Street and with few pretentious we enjoyed our meal here. Three of us had mushroom risotto and one duck. All were good and the service was prompt and friendly despite the fact it was full. We really enjoyed the local wines....More

Thank Tom E
Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

Franschhoek can be a bit up itself. The restaurants are all based on what they perceive to be "haute cuisine". Blessed by superb locations many of them are classy places to be, and to be seen. But the food? Well I don't think too many...More

Thank PaddyBriggs46
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Quite Bistro off the main street with a small play area for children. Good food and CBC Craft beer. It is known as a place where trhe local eat.

Thank Henry P
Reviewed 10 January 2016

I had heard a lot about this place and when we went there I was very disappointed. The food was average, the ambience odd and overall the interior could do with a good scrub! The selection on the menu was very limited and you would...More

Thank Gibo47
Reviewed 9 January 2016

Cafe Des Arts is the welcome antithesis to Franschoek fine dining, you get what you order, no more, no less. The dinner menu is rustic, as is the setting. I had the ribs which were mouth watering and my partner had lambs liver with bacon...More

Thank Caroline M
Reviewed 8 January 2016

With the menu constantly changing you never know what to expect when you walk in the door. Each and every time we've had a phenomenal meal accompanied by great service. Waiters are well educated and were quick to recommend wine to accompany the meal and...More

Thank Tash A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • 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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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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