Where to eat Cafe food in Stellenbosch: The Best Restaurants and Bars

November 5, 2019 Myesha Cogley

Reviews on Cafe food in Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa. Hiking trails and art galleries abound in Stellenbosch, but it's wine that takes center stage. More than 100 wine cellars, most open to the public, surround the oak-lined South African town, and tasting tours operate daily. Winter brings a four-day festival celebrating the local vintages. The historic town center houses the trading-post style shop Oom Samie se Winkel, the Neo-Gothic Moederkerk church, and museums dedicated to toys, military memorabilia, autos and early life on the Cape.
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10. Oude Bank - Boschendal

Corner of Bird Street & Church Street, Stellenbosch 7613 South Africa Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating +27 21 870 4288 https://www.facebook.com/pg/Boschendal-at-Oude-Bank-1356050004494343
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4 based on 65 reviews

Oude Bank - Boschendal

Oude Bank is the Stellenbosch outlet for Boschendal Farm. Our wish is to provide you with farm fresh produce grown on Boschendal and delicious country cuisine that changes with the seasons. Our eggs are collected by farmer Rico Vergotine, our beautiful me

Reviewed By Liana S

Very disappointed. The service was terrible. Although the waiters were friendly, we waited ages for our drinks and food, without any feedback from our waiter. My husband sat with an empty glass and was never asked if he wanted another drink. The food was okay-ish, but horribly overpriced and at R125 for a burger I expected much more. Instead, I got a bang average burger with a slightly dry patty. Won't be going there again.

9. Meraki

42 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Cafe, Healthy Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +27 21 887 7703 http://www.meraki-living.com/
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4 based on 106 reviews

Meraki

Reviewed By VonKnoffelStoffel

This place is a stunning coffee shop. The service was very good for a very busy morning. The staff was friendly and considerable. Coffee was well prepared and was excellent. It was warm and the atmosphere was great for a Stellenbosch morning. The only thing was the salad, it was not good at all. It was too small for what you pay for and not even good ingredients.

8. The Bakery At Jordan

Stellenbosch Kloof Road Jordan Wine Estate, Stellenbosch 7604 South Africa Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards [email protected] +27 27 881 3004 http://www.thebakery.co.za/
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4 based on 36 reviews

The Bakery At Jordan

The Bakery Restaurant at Jordan Wine Estate in Stellenbosch has a relaxed and fun atmosphere, evident in the modern, yet simple décor in neutral shades with a splash of red, where visitors can unwind and enjoy the freshly produced fare and top quality win

Reviewed By Steve R

We had lunch and breakfast in the bakery, or rather on the terrace overlooking the lake. It is a lovely place to sit with stunning views. The food is very good but service was slow and at times we had to get up and go and prompt the waiting staff. All a bit too relaxed!Thank you so much for the review.We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the estate and enjoyed your meal.We appreciate your feedback regarding the service, as The Bakery at Jordan take pride in the service standards. We hope to see you back at Jordan Wine Estate soon.Best wishesThe Team at Jordan Wine Estate

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7. Casa Cerveza

Dorp Street Black Horse Centre, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Bar, Cafe, Grill, Pub, Diner Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +27 21 023 0346 http://www.casacerveza.co.za
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4 based on 23 reviews

Casa Cerveza

Casa Cerveza is a fun and friendly beer house and bistro in Stellenbosch that is dedicated to the promise that you will never leave hungry, thirsty, disappointed or unamused. A new favourite with locals of all ages, anyone who discovers us becomes family.

Reviewed By PeterPentz

They offered great breakfast and the service is good. The only downside is that I wanted to work and there was no Wi-Fi. Hi Peter.Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your breakfast!We are currently working on getting wifi access to our customers.See you soon for another breakfast, and some wifi to go with that.Kind RegardsNico CheminaisCasa Cerveza General Manager

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6. Stellenbosch Brewing Company & Taproom

R304 Between R101 and N1, Stellenbosch 7607 South Africa Cafe, Street Food Drinks, Lunch Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Playgrounds [email protected] +27 76 062 4922 http://www.stelliesbeer.com
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4 based on 47 reviews

Stellenbosch Brewing Company & Taproom

The Stellies Taproom on Klein Joostenberg is a collaboration between Joostenberg Bistro and the Stellenbosch Brewing Company. Free Wifi, Rolling Lawns, Craft Beer, Organic Wine, Covered Stoep, Fireplace, Picnic-Style Eatery

Reviewed By Buggeritwillthisdo

Drove up from Stellenbosch specifically. The brewery section is set up on nice grounds. It was a very hot day, so it was a little uncomfortable finding shade in the gardens and not a huge amount of choice if seating that could be classed as comfortable or inviting..Initial thoughts on the place when trying to purchase a beer was the fact that it was almost like a school canteen. You walk up to the beer pumps and stare into the faces of the 20 somethings that stare back at you blankly and you automatically think you can order a beer over the bar. You cannot. You have to walk right past several bar staff and go to a cashier. Now that is confusing as you do not quite know what you want to order, this being a brewhouse and with plenty of apparent choices. So after stammering a bit because you are taken aback with the concept of not being able to talk beer before paying, you confusingly try and order something you think you want,hurriedly, so as not to feel a total Pratt. You are asked your name, you pay your money and hang about shuffling your feet until the 8 or so bar staff have a piece of paper passed from one to another with your beer order attached and your impulse purchase beverage of “choice” is poured and your name is called. Call me old fashioned, but that is just bizarre and impersonal and having your name called a la Starbucks, is plain odd for such an establishment. Especially when it isn’t busy. Perhaps it works better when there is a big crowd that needs to be pushed through, or perhaps the owner is just paranoid about bar staff pinching money and so have only one person handling cash. Either way, I didn’t like it much and have seen nothing like it in my 47 drinking years anywhere else in the world.I had the draft Weiss beer. Pleasant enough, but nothing to write home about. The menu at the bar was hopelessly inadequate and not worthy of us staying here, so we went to the bistro a short walk away. The bistro does not have draught beer, so ordered the same Weiss there in a bottle. Different colour, different taste and vile. I drank 1/3,and left it.As breweries go, the ambience and the oddities don’t stack up to a pleasant experience for the average punter of a certain age. A big miss for me and way wide of the mark. Then again, I turned 60 this year and am far from being a trendsetter. Maybe if I was 4 decades younger and willing to see negative experiences as surprises and not a shock to the system it may have appeared different. Wrong demographic for this place perhaps? Dear sir, You are most certainly are our target market and we take all reviews both positive and negative extremely seriously. Thank you for bringing your experience to our attention. The heat wave this weekend was for most people unbearably uncomfortable, even in the shade. We would have hoped to bring some respite with an ice cold beer and I apologise that this was not the case. Our Taproom processes are indeed geared to facilitate large amounts of people and queues on busy days to ensure efficient service. Our bartenders are trained to offer friendly and knowledgable customer service and should engage with all customers, describe our beers, offer suggestions and explain the ordering process. Should they be too busy then the floor manager should step in to support and engage with customers. As your experience was definitely not up to par, we will ensure this is rectified with further training. We love to talk beer at the Stellies Taproom and we would encourage you to please return for a personalised tasting with myself, the owner and brewer ([email protected] or 076 062 4922). As for the Weiss ordered at the bistro, I will look into that first thing Monday morning and confirm product best before and drinkability as our product quality is our single-most important priority. Please accept our apologies and allow us an opportunity to improve your experience at The Stellies Taproom. Sincerely, Bruce Collins (Founder Brewer)

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5. Hillcrest Berry Orchard

R310, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service [email protected] +27 21 885 1629 http://www.hillcrestberries.co.za/
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4 based on 343 reviews

Hillcrest Berry Orchard

Reviewed By Wall1s

THE BEST CLOTTED CREAM OUTSIDE THE UK! Hands down the best. The scones were so fresh; probably the freshest I’ve ever had.Staff were friendly; great mountain views.I’ll visit here again.

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4. Ya-Ya Cafe

C/O Dorp and Stadler Street, Stellenbosch 8 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Cafe, European Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Table Service, Takeout [email protected] +27 21 883 2977 http://www.yayacafe.co.za
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4 based on 136 reviews

Ya-Ya Cafe

Ya-Ya Cafe is a restaurant that serves fresh, seasonal and rustic foods (country chic) in a friendly environment where people can relax and feel at home.

Reviewed By megzattwood

The only fault I have is that I can’t go there enough! The service was fantastic and such friendly staff that are willing to help you with anything The restaurant is stunning and has a brilliant atmosphere and is one of the few places where the WiFi actually works! I am able to work off my iPad and phone with working internet! The menu is so diverse and reasonably priced and a few meals that are a must try is the salads, soups, chicken schnitzel, pizza and wrap. The staff are more than informed about each meal and are will to help you decide and show you the favorites as well give their opinion. Not only is the food excellent but the coffees are out of this world as well as a wide range of wines and bar options This is really is a must eat restaurant

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3. The Open Kitchen, Bakery & Deli

No 35 Plein Street The Cuthberts Building, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Cafe, Deli Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service, Takeout [email protected] +27 21 886 5363 https://www.facebook.com/The-Open-Kitchen-610399475662079/
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4 based on 76 reviews

The Open Kitchen, Bakery & Deli

The Open Kitchen, Bakery and Deli is exactly as it's name states, our Kitchen is completely open giving you a feeling of being at home, yet having someone else preparing your meals.The Menu offers Breakfast all day with the Best Eggs Benedict in town. Cla

Reviewed By Fiona043

Now open 3 nights a week (Wed/Thurs/Fri) this fantastic restaurant deserves recognition! SUPERB food. Described as 'wholesome home cooking' (it is), we chose calamari, and the bobotie parcels to start, the vindaloo curry as mains, and a cheesecake for dessert . DEElicious! Fab service too. Can't recommend it enough! GO!

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2. Java Cafe

7 Jan Katz Building Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Bar, Cafe, European Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Card [email protected] +27 21 887 6261 http://www.javabistro.net/
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4 based on 768 reviews

Java Cafe

Java Bistro offer full breakfasts with lunch, dinner and an open show kitchen with qualified chefs preparing your gourmet meal to perfection Enjoy our side walk seating with a glass wine from our cellar with over a hundred to choose from

Reviewed By Van Zyl V

Have been to Java a lot during my years as a student. Service is always good, but can sometimes take a bit too long. The food is tasteful but don't come here if you're looking for big portions. It's more about the vibe and the coffee. The pizza special is pretty nice though.

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1. Postcard Cafe

Stark-Conde Wines Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +27 21 861 7703 http://www.postcardcafe.co.za/
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4 based on 461 reviews

Postcard Cafe

Casual cafe at Stark-Conde Wines, Stellenbosch

Reviewed By Irene V

We hiked that Jonkershoek Nature Reserve and it was recommended the we visit The Postcard Café on Stark-Conde farm in the Jonkershoek Valley in Stellenbosch after the hike for coffee and wine tasting. We were not disappointed. Sitting under a shady veranda overlooking the mountains that surrounds the valley and the lovely Japanese style pond. We had good service at the Café and the tasting room. We will be visiting again.

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