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“Family place”
Review of Cafe Paradiso

Cafe Paradiso
Ranked #45 of 1,156 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: Breakfast, After-hours, 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.
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Family place”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Very friendly service, excellent terrace, good food, great location, I recommend this place to anyone from family with children to couples. One can stay for hours there just eating, drinking and having a good time.

  • Visited August 2014
    • Service
    • Food
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Date | Rating
  • Arabic first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Always good”
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

I have eaten at Paradiso numerous times and it's always good. Breakfasts are superb and the pastas for dinner delicious. Service is top notch and if it's a sunny day it's great to sit outside under an umbrella. There's no view so go for ambience and food. Also if you have children they will look after them and bake biscuits with them for 45 minutes or so for a small fee.

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Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Make sure you try their lemon meringue”
Reviewed 27 August 2014

This is one of the hidden gems in Gardens that I really enjoy going to. Lovely garden setting for warm sunny days and a cosy indoor setting for winter and evenings.

FOOD - Generally a bit pricey, but the food is DELICIOUS. One of my absolute favourite desserts | guilty pleasures in life is lemon meringue and Café Paradiso arguably serves one of the best .

SERVICE - always friendly and efficient.

VALUE FOR MONEY - as mentioned previously a bit pricey, but really worth it. They also have a great mid-week winter special currently that I am keen to try out - buffet for R59 including a glass of wine.

PARKING - Street parking

RECOMMENDABLE - Definitely, make sure that you try their lemon meringue 9/10

  • Visited August 2014
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unknown
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Tasty food”
Reviewed 26 August 2014

We dined here on our first night in Cape Town. The food was delicious and the menu was varied. The restaurant is child friendly and the atmosphere is buzzing. The service wasn't as friendly and helpful as we experienced almost everyplace else in South Africa.

Visited April 2014
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Sausalito, CA
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“A culinary delight!”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We loved eating at Care Paradiso. The staff was wonderful and welcoming, the physical layout was comfortable and fun and the food was absolutely delicious. Coming from San Francisco where gourmet restaurants on on every corner, we felt very much at home at Cafe Paradiso. The bonus was this was just around the corner from our hotel.

Visited August 2014
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