All rituals have their place or worship and coffee is no different. Its temple is the café, or “bar” as it is called in Italy. With its 150,000 coffee bars, no other country surpasses Italy in the number of traditional Italia-style cafés that are an unmistakable signature of the Italian landscape and culture. From the largest cities to the smallest country villages, no town – regardless how remote – is without at least one.
Dario's Café is an authentic Italian gem with crispy and welcoming atmosphere. You are made to feel at home the moment you enter its warm portal. A buzz of activity with tables pushed close together gives the coffee shop an authentic and cosy feel, and the intoxicating aroma of cooking emanates from the kitchen. The café is small but the space is well utilised. All menu items are freshly prepared to order and the sauces for the pasta are made according to the traditional way.
Dario's Café is an unforgettable experience of good food and good friends. We don't take reservations. Waitrons are friendly and are famous for their erratic service. All ingredients are locally sourced and we only use free-range chicken, beef and eggs. As all our items are freshly prepared to order, please expect delays on busy days.
Travel on Hout Bay Road towards Chapman's Peak. At the circle, continue straight onto Main Road (M6). At the next circle, take the 2nd exit onto Princess Street. At the next circle, take the 2nd exit onto Victoria Avenue. The destination will be on the right.
-34° 2' 36.55''
18° 21' 2.45''
6 Victoria Avenue
BreakfastCoffee ShopItalianLight Meals
Monday - Saturday: 07:00 - 16:00
(Kitchen closes at 16:00, drinks served until 17:00)
Sunday: 08:00 - 16:00
Best for Breakfast in Atlantic Seaboard
Best for Coffee in Atlantic Seaboard
Best for Burgers in Hout Bay
Great for Families with Kids in Hout Bay