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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 629 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband deciding to take me to this cute bistro for breakfast on our day off. It was rather special as it felt like we somewhere overseas as we sat outside which is right on the sidewalk. We had a lovely breakfast and the service...More

Thank Laura M
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my absolute favorite breakfast spot in the entire Stellenbosch! The service is always friendly (albeit sometimes slow) and I can never fault their food! The coffee is always amazing. I can not get enough of this place!

Thank Marelize V
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of all the staff were very good - the restaurant was very busy - yet we were well attended to throughout our visit. Our meals were excellent and the portions were more than ample - nothing to fault

Thank johhew
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love the small Cozy Bistro. Our Family visit the Bistro often. Staff is always friendly and the food is awesome. We even bumped into a well known Afrikaans actor, Tim Theron.

Thank Michelle M
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ordered Well done Steak, received Medium rare. Covered in cheap cheese Sauce and poor potatoe chips, it wasnt clear that the Steak woud not come with fries.

Thank Joost v
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Good day Joost We apologise for your experience here yesterday - please contact us directly on info@basicbistro.co.za, we would appreciate more details of the event and make sure this does not happen to you or anyone else again. Kind regards Rico

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely position, quiet bistro with the added bonus of impromptu street entertainment from a local bunch who were quite talented! Food is basic and nicely presented. Only criticism is that our meals took nearly an hour to arrive but am sure this isn’t the norm....More

Thank Ali1525
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice and hearty vibe with friendly staff and amazing food. Perfect for this winter weather. Will be coming back soon

Thank Larry W
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second time at Basic Bistro, and again we are unbelievably content because it exceeds all expectations! For starters we had the Mezze Plate which consisted of: curry coated chicken, aubergine, baby marrow, de-pipped olives, tomatoes, zaziki sauce and delicious thin bread- which...More

Thank InesM1995
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and two daughters decided to try this charming little bistro in Stellenbosch today. The place is quite cosy with about ten tables inside. As soon as you walk in you feel like you are transported to a little European bistro. The waiters are...More

Thank Simon C
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go there regularly for breakfast. They have a lot to choose from and you can build your own breakfast. The staff is always very friendly.

Thank Lydie R
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
7:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
7:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
7:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
7:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
7:15 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 3629
  • E-mail
Description
Basic Bistro is cosy restaurant right in the heart of Stellenbosch. We have been making locals and strangers feel at home for many years, with a dedicated focus on using quality ingredients to prepare all meals while setting a comfortable and intimate atmosphere for our guests. We focus on creating Gourmet Burgers, Bountiful Pasta Dishes, Flavoursome Lamb Curry, Matured Steak and Espresso Based Coffees of International Standard. We also pride ourselves in a finely selected and intimate wine list that ranges from 'Easy Drinking' to 'Connoisseur Wines'. Cool down with a White Wine Cocktail, Iced Coffee or Real Fruit Pulp Milkshake topped with whipped cream. Or perhaps calm down with a pot of High Mountain Tea, produced by the tea experts at Nigiro. Have a romantic evening in the corner or invite your friends for a Burger and Craft beer - whatever you do, we hope to make you feel right at home.
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