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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 good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“pancakes” (19 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch here. The back restaurant area has interesting art and memorabilia. Service was friendly and prompt. The salad option with my pancake was fresh and plentiful.

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

Dear Judelle D Thank you for the compliments; always good to hear from happy customers. Pancakes are great comfort food and a firm favourite under our customers. Hope to see you back again soon for more deliciousness. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a disappointing family lunch at the Artists Cafe today. Soggy quiche and a very unimaginative salad and the craft beer on the menu wasn't available. This was followed by the audacity to levy a service charge on the bill. I note that management...More

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

Dear Peter B Thank you for the review. There are different ways to make a quiche and at Artist's Cafe we choose to use phyllo pastry as our base and fill it to the brim with beautiful ingredients instead of a dry, floury dough. We...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly staff willing to assist, the food was average, I guess breakfast is breakfast, the coffee's were good too. Doggie friendly, that helped us out.

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

Dear Cherie K Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us; will forward compliments to our waiters. See you next time around. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stopped for brunch & a "moer koffee" before our trip home. The decor was very quaint with a rustic feel. We had fantastic table near a wood fire place, that took the chill out the airMore

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

Dear XeroEffect Our moerkoffie is a real caffeine fix and together with a good brunch makes for a great start to the day. The fire place is a life saver and happy that it warmed you up. See you next time around. Regards The Artist's...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This little place is a must for breakfast, brunch or lunch. There is a wide variety of foods, indoor and outdoor seating, the quaintest decor, relaxed feeling and close to all the action on the Clarens square. Every meal is hearty and prepared with love...More

Thank laraleea2018
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear laraleea2018 Happy to hear that you enjoyed your visits with us. We take pride in preparing our meals as well as in selecting our decor which all adds up to a memorable experience. Roosterkoek is a must try! Looking forward to your next visit...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The playground had our family committed to eating at the Artist's Cafe for most meals, whilst we stayed in Clarens. However the food was incredible!More

Thank LisaP1110
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Lisa P I love how sometimes kids make choices for us; luckily this time around it also paid off with some good food! Thank you for the support and we hope to see the entire family back soon again for some more fun and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a good cup of “ Moer Coffee “ with rusks . The service was good and there is a nice Cosy atmosphere !

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

Dear Sephus L The moerkoffie is a firm favourite and tastes even better when served with a smile. Hope to see you again for another caffeine fix. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Bad service. Food not to be recommended at all! Nothing good to say about this restaurant. Inspired name but did not measure up to this in anyway!More

Thank 55SallyH55
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear 55SallyH55 We are saddened to read such a poor and non-specific review. Unfortunately we were not informed about an unhappy customer and if it's not brought under management's attention on the day there is unfortunately not much we can do about it afterwards. If...More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

This is a friendly coffee place in Clarens, serving good coffee and very nice pancakes and waffles. Shame they close at 5.30 pm.More

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

Dear MISSAdventures Happy to hear that you enjoyed our coffee; we also love us some Terbodore! The pancakes and waffles make a great addition to a great cuppa. Make sure to pop in a bit earlier next time so you can indulge a little longer....More

Reviewed 16 August 2018

Lovely place to spend some time eating and relaxing. Friendly staff and good food. Sat beside open fire which was gorgeous.

Thank Squeaks86
ArtistsCafeClarens, Owner at Artist's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Squeaks86 Thank you for the good review; always nice to hear from happy customers. The fire is a must have on the cold winter days and happy that you also enjoyed it. Regards The Artist's Cafe Team

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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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