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“Lovely location and good food”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #43 of 1,181 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Have been eating here since coming to Cape Town over the years, nice courtyard at the front, resident cat comes and goes but doesn't bother you at the table! Part of the furniture I guess. Food choice is very good and reasonably priced. Good location.

Thank Gill J
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

Cafe Paradiso is one of Richards first restaurants after Mdme Zhingara. Food is good but it has become a bit pricey now that it is poular. On a summer's day its nice to eat outside and nice inside on a cold winters day. GOod sandwiches, salads and pasta. Worth a visit

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1  Thank divacape
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

My husband and I had a very good dinner at Café Paradiso. In general the service was very good with the exception at the entrance, when just after entering at the restaurant, nobody came here to receive us. Since we had a reservation, we stayed there for some minutes waiting for attention. But as long as we seated, service was great specially the recommendation about wine. Reservation is mandatory.

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1  Thank tereza b
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

My husband and I had breakfast here our first morning in Cape Town, the latter part of May. We were staying at the Down the Lane Apartment and this was close by.
We both had the French Toast with apples, maple syrup and bacon and it was fantastic! The coffee was hot and strong, just the way I like it. The presentation was outstanding as was the service, very friendly.
I had read about this Café by other folks who had stayed at Down the Lane so wanted to check it out.
We had hoped to have other meals here but it didn't work out. Cool little place with atmosphere.

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Thank JaneTucson
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Reviewed 4 June 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a late Saturday lunch. Asked for a table inside and got placed by the fire which was wonderful. Our experience was only made more delightful by our excellent and very attentive waiter, Guy. While we only had a main, our drinks and food appeared as if they were expecting us. The meal was tasty and well presented and our overall experience has us wanting to go back soon.

Thank Treehaus
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