Stilbaai Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Stilbaai

December 30, 2017 Terina Blouin

Stilbaai, also known as the Bay of Sleeping Beauty, is a town along the southern coast of South Africa about four hours by car from Cape Town. It is part of the Hessequa Local Municipality in the Western Cape province. Alternate spellings of the town's name include Stillbay, Stilbay and Stillbaai.
Things to do in Stilbaai

1. The Press Room

Stilbaai road, Stilbaai, South Africa Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 82 961 3380
Excellent
39%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
5%
Terrible
6%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 139 reviews

The Press Room

Reviewed By Adrienne M - Roodepoort, Gauteng, South Africa

Walk through olive treed path to get to the restaurant. Same venue as Inverocche if you need directions. Large parking area . Beautiful tables and food is the best. Mediterranean dishes with wines is recommended by me. Olives and Ciabatta. Must visit for food lovers

2. Die Lapskuit

Waterkant Street, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood Lunch, Dinner +27 76 053 5637
Excellent
56%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 66 reviews

Die Lapskuit

Reviewed By Johanniev - Stilbaai, South Africa

If you want fish and chips with a great view of the Goukou River in Stilbaai - this is the place to be!

3. On the Rocks Steakhouse & Seafood

Osler Street | Albatross Building, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television Seafood, Steakhouse Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night HK$157 - HK$1,962 +27 82 554 3349
Excellent
31%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 96 reviews

On the Rocks Steakhouse & Seafood

Reviewed By Pieter890 - East London, South Africa

We arrived at 21h00, quite late. Although the kitchen was close to closing, we ordered and was served within 10 minutes. The waiter was friendly and attentive. The food tasted great

4. Hanlie's Bistro

Corner of Waterblom and Main Road West | Next to Brugstories, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible Dinner +27 72 746 1943
Excellent
48%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 53 reviews

Hanlie's Bistro

Reviewed By LewR - Cape Town

Stilbaai has a selection of 'surf and turf' restaurants also coffee shops. After an absence of a few years however we went back to Hanlie Lubbe's superb low-key bistro, 'Hanlie's'. Here in a cosy, romantic and intimate atmosphere, the welcome is warm, the service is...MoreThank you! We are delighted that you enjoyed your experience with us. Hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Hanlie

5. Paradiso Country Kitchen

4 Van Riebeeck Street, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +27 82 864 0711
Excellent
69%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Paradiso Country Kitchen

Cafe serving organic fare, free range products, breakfasts, great coffee and light lunches. Homestyle baking. YUM!!

Reviewed By Rob72CapeTown - Somerset West, South Africa

We entered the restaurant to have lunch, but were told to leave since the staff was very tired and begged the owner to close the restaurant.
Can't say anything about the food, since we were asked to leave, but it sounded not very service friendly to send clients away to give your staff a break....

6. Lavender Social Cafe

Main Road West | Shop 5, Town Square, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch +27 28 754 1412
Excellent
58%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 19 reviews

Lavender Social Cafe

Lavender Social Cafe (previously White Wash Coffee Shop) is a family run establishment offering Banting, vegetarian, vegan and meat-eater friendly food. Where possible, we will assist with special dietary requirements. We also offer booked functions for 10 or more people in the evenings for birthday parties, celebrations or groups.

Reviewed By Karinonherway - Upington, South Africa

Tucked away in a quiet corner this coffee shop provides tranquility, shadow on a warm day, a children's corner, extremely friendly and quick service, and deliciously and well prepared food.
A lovely fig tree in the corner on the grass sheltering and providing various garden birds with feeders and water. The best food we had in three weeks in Stilbaai and highly recommended, actually want to keep it a secret!

7. Viking Fishing Anchor Restaurant

Hoofweg West | Stilbaai Harbour, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Seafood Lunch, Brunch +27 28 754 2002
Excellent
26%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
8%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 49 reviews

Viking Fishing Anchor Restaurant

Reviewed By DonKlein - South Africa

A sort of casual, semi covered setting with a fantastic view over the harbour and sea and social, friendly feeling. We tried three different types of fish, and each time received a big portion not only of the fish, but sides as well. Delicious, very nicely prepared. Overall best seafood we've eaten in Stilbaai.

8. Nardos Pizza

1 Buitekant Street | Fynbos Spar Centre, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Reservations, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Italian, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$8 +27 28 754 1232
Excellent
27%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
27%
Poor
5%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

Nardos Pizza

Nardos Pizza is a cozy, family run pizzeria and take-away in the popular holiday retreat of Stilbaai in the Western Cape. Our specialty is wood-fired pizza, with only the freshest ingredients, using traditional techniques taught by our mentor and famed Italian restaurateur Bernardo "Pappa" from Trattoria Napoli in Fish Hoek, Cape Town. We bake Ciabatta bread twice weekly (out of season) on Wednesday & Friday, daily during holidays.

Reviewed By igal27 - Rehovot, Israel

We ordered 2 large pizzas for take-away. The staff was friendly and the pizzas were prepared quite quickly (~15 min). The pizzas themselves were very reasonably priced, although for "large" pizzas, I found them rather small (we would have been better off ordering 3 than 2 for our group...).
Taste-wise, the pizzas were OK -- I've had worse, but I've also had much better. It didn't help that the crust was thin. I know many people like it that way, but I'm a fan of thick-crust pizza...
It was okay to tide our hunger this one time, but I don't think I'd have this pizza again if there were other options around...

9. Lappiesbaai Restaurant

1 Main Road East | At the Main Beach, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible +27 28 754 2748
Excellent
13%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
21%
Terrible
35%
Overall Ratings

2.5 based on 38 reviews

Lappiesbaai Restaurant

Reviewed By LizelDV - Stellenbosch, South Africa

Arrived on the morning of the Trans Augulhas and saw the perfect spot for breakfast after braving the howling wind.
Best spots with awesome views reserved for smokers (as usual)... decided the owner is probably a smoker.
Breakfast special was good, viennas, only scrambled eggs?, nice coffee and toast.
Friendly young waiter, was very busy with a long queue outside.

10. Kleinbergskloof

River Road, Stilbaai 6674, South Africa Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards +27 28 754 3181
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
10%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Kleinbergskloof

Our wedding venue and tasting room were built in 2014, this with our deli and seasonal family restaurant, make Kleinbergskloof Olive Estate a true one stop location. Kleinbergskloof also offers a number of other products including marinated table olives and preserves as well as the finest balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy.

Reviewed By Jayne M - Cape

Found this place during a cycling expedition in Stilbaai. It is a seasonal pop up restaurant and we really enjoyed our coffee and scones during a cycling stop. Beautiful venue and views of the river. Will have to return for their delicious looking burgers.

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