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Artist's Cafe

Main Street | Windmill Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
+27 58 256 1404
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“salad” (15 reviews)
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Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Main Street | Windmill Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 448 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not the greatest place to eat breakfast- how can anyone get breakfast wrong - really- the most disgusting bacon and egg sandwich- dry and bland

Thank Juanitav167
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great value for money and good food prepared great. A must on the menu is the Baked Butternuts with various stuffings to cheese from. Relaxing atmosphere with space and place for the kids to play.

Thank 523isakb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had good service waiters very pleasant. Enjoyed the coffee and scones. Impressed that the department of tourism had staff training working there. Well done

Thank JamesR6563
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear JamesR6563 Thank you for the review; will forward compliments to our staff. The Tourism Buddies is a popular teaching tool and the students enjoy the working experience very much. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's been 3 years since we last ate here, and I was left somewhat disappointed. No one really paid much attention to us when we sat down and we had to request menus. This would be understandable if it were busy, but it wasn't. Kids...More

Thank Minxund
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Minxund We are sorry to hear that your experience did not live up to your expectation. The business is still in the same family as it always was and we pride ourselves in delivering great service and delicious food. We do however ask on...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting, goodfacilitirs and a excellent menu with good servive and acceotable value for money meals!!

Thank Koos K
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Koos K Thank you for the positive feedback; we are happy to hear that you had a good time visiting us. Hope to see you again soon. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 16 October 2018

We always stop in for a meal or two at Artist's Cafe when we are in Clarens! We really love the casual, relaxed family vibe at this restaurant & always find their food & service wonderful!More

Thank DeeRoelRSA
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear DeeRoelRSA Thank you for the lovely review; we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit(s) with us. We will continue to aim to provide our customers with an awesome experience such as this. See you next time! Regards The Artist's Cafe...More

Reviewed 15 October 2018

Love this quaint little Café. Had a platter to share with cheese, cold meats etc. Really enjoyed it and the service was excellent

Thank 242nadiner
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Dear 242nadiner Thank you for the review; we love hearing from our customers. The Ploughman's Platter is a great treat to share and enjoy. Will forward service compliments to the staff. Hope to see you again soon. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

To start our day in Clarens, we ate breakfast at Artist's cafe. Our waiter was very friendly. Turbadore coffee is always a treat, and it was really nice to see that they serve that brand of coffee. The food was average, not really something to...More

Thank JuandriP1
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear JuandriP1 So sorry to hear that you didn't think our restaurant was unique. We personally love our farm yard playground with the old tractor and our quirky interior decor consisting of old books, vintage cups and saucers, tin collections and crochet blankets. While we...More

Reviewed 3 October 2018

While my family and I occasionally frequent the Artist's Cafe when in Clarens, our last visit left us a little disappointed. It is a very good place to be when accompanied by children. They can play to their heart's content on the old times play...More

Thank Claudie267
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear Claudie267 We are sorry to hear that your visit this time around did not live up to your expectations. As you are regular customers you know that this is not our norm and it will be addressed in the kitchen to prevent similar errors....More

Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

This cafe is really unique. The decor inside makes you feel like you are eating at a family member's house. The menu has a wide variety. What cought my eye was the freshly baked roosterkoek. The preserves was also very tasty. Very cosy little place.More

1  Thank LuzaanP2
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2018

Dear LuzaanP2 Thank you for the lovely review. We also love our decor and try to create a special atmosphere for our customers to enjoy. The roosterkoek is a favourite and has customers returning again and again; happy to know that you enjoyed them together...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street | Windmill Centre, Clarens 9707, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Free State  >  Clarens
  • Phone Number: +27 58 256 1404
  • E-mail
Description
It is at the Windmill Centre on Clarens Square that you will find Artist's Café Family Restaurant -a beautifully built sandstone restaurant set in the heart of this majestic location. Our friendly staff, country-style menu, unique location and playground for the kids make us the ideal place for you to come put your feet up, make yourself at home and relax in the fresh mountain air. We offer cosy indoor seating, with the fireplace burning warm in winter, or cool comfortable outdoor seating where you can get lost in the views of the mountains and activities taking place on Clarens Square. The Artist's Café is a daytime only Restaurant as we believe all our customers are royalty -they should eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and supper like a pauper. Come and sit back while you relax, breathing in the fresh mountain air. Enjoy listening to the mellow music, or take a walk through to browse the original art which is on display in the restaurant. There is a farm-style play area where all kids and furry four-footed children are welcome. Don't leave The Artist's Cafe without hopping onto the antique red tractor for a perfect family photo which will always bring back fond memories. We love being social, so feel free to check-in on Facebook, to tag us on Twitter and to write a review on Tripadvisor. We always appreciate the feedback we get from our customers.
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