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.

Seafood Platter for 2

Come and enjoy our lovely seafood platter for two consisting of grilled king prawns in garlic, chilli, white wine and parsley, grilled hake, grilled fresh line fish, salt & pepper squid, spicy Cajun calamari, creamy garlic mussels served with braised yellow lemon rice and chips and a FREE bottle of Wine

Only available on Friday's, Saturday's and Sunday's

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With its beautiful garden setting, warm ambience and wholesome menu, Café Paradiso is the heart of the Madame Zingara family. A true home from home, we invite guests to relax with their families and enjoy the welcoming hospitality of this beloved Cape Town institution.

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Café Paradiso is excited to be launching the latest addition. We serve 100% authentic Italian wood fired pizzas made with 00 flour, tomato passata and fior de latte mozzarella. With that being said we will also have a gluten free base available.




Cafè Paradiso is a home from home which celebrates long-held traditions and family values; where enticing aromas emanate from the bakery long before dawn and the pasta machine is hard at work all day.


Monday to Saturday: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Sunday: 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Public Holidays: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM