Emulating the look and feel of a country farm stall, Café Paradiso stands out as one of the best family restaurants in Cape Town—and yet still has plenty of romantic nooks for couples. Children are spoiled here: There's story time in the kitchen (or the garden on fine days), pizza-making in the bakery, and a grandmotherly caretaker who prevents mischief-making and boredom. Paradiso is not only a godsend for parents, but also a much-loved neighborhood check-in for scrumptious, homestyle cooking. There's a Mediterranean-accented menu and an inspirational kitchen that works to the brief that everything is made on site to ensure super-freshness and traceable provenance. It doesn't hurt to know that the diligent kitchen staff have been busy baking, grinding herbs, and churning butter since way before the crack of dawn.