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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%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Reservoir West Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Down a little path off the main street and easy to miss. Nice outdoor location. Had a glass of wine, avo & chicken burger and asian salmon. Lovely lunch

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our dinner was great, the wine selection enhanced it, and we paid was the equivalent of $45 US for two dinners with wine, cappuccino, etc. Service was friendly and effective. I would go back. Some people say it is hard to find, but we had...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice restaurant in the center of town and good for a change from the wineries. The service is excellent as is the food.

Thank Katrijn_Jeroen
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been recommending our guests to go for a meal as we've heard it's really good. Then decided we should also try it for ourselves as everyone is very happy with the food and service. Been back 3 times since and not once a bad...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our sixth evening meal in South Africa and by some distance the worst. The only reason that I give this 2 Stars was the service, the food was 1 star. To start we both had pate, a mediocre slice arrived with a small...More

2  Thank wisborough1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great evening here and lovely food, I had the Ostrich. However the night we went was very busy and a problem in the kitchen meant there was a very long wait for any food. The waiters were very apologetic and it was nice...More

1  Thank PennyOscarson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many outside locations - you have to book early and specify an outside table in advance. Very nice courtyard area behind the main street and the food was very good. Our party had a beef salad, Hoisin Pork Belly & an Ostrich Fan fillet.

Thank SimplyFred
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered down the path that was only marked by the restaurant name not sure what to expect. The setting was very casual, however we thought we would give it a try. So glad we did. The food was excellent as was the service. This...More

Thank gobighavefun
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second visit with the new owners and both have been excellent! Food is delicious and unpretentious — very un-Franschhoek, but in the nicest possible way. The other fine dining eateries in the area are great, but worth a visit once or twice...More

Thank GarethD765
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I understand that this is under relatively new management and I think they are doing a very good job. The outside terrace and garden are lovely with a great playground for the younger ones. Inside is light and airy with interesting artworks. The food was...More

Thank Ashsaw
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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, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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