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Thai Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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20 Plein Street | Simonsplein Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 886 7000
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit for. Sit down dinner with family and it was fantastic! We ordered the sweet and sour crispy duck, phad woon sen (glass noodles with beef and vegetables) and a spicy chicken with cashew nuts. Three portions fed four of us and we took a doggy bag home! At a cost of R350 or $20 including... More 

Thank BevyAbr
Dublin, Ireland
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176 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A simple take away come restaurant and certainly nothing more than that. But the food is good, well priced and the chef will cook your order as spicy as you like. Simple but pleasing.

Thank Rjoc
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Plenty of food. We thought it more Chinese than Thai. Good service and good prices by our European standards. A good break from the ubiquitous burgers and pizza. Thanks

Thank BobbyG1981
Perth, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Lovely food, and friendly staff. We always visit this cafe when in Stellenbosch. We also do take aways. Prices have gone up, but are still reasonable. Worth trying.

Thank Heidi Jacques J
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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160 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

Service was super speedy! This was a great place for lunch --sitting outside and enjoying some spicy food. Excellent veggie choices. Wait staff were very knowledgeable about the menu -- and gave good recommendations. All in all, a good experience!

Thank Kriss B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2,021 reviews
1,136 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

After three nights of fine dining, we fancied something spicy, so drove to Stellenboch for a Thai meal, after seeing their good reviews. We ordered our food Thai style, which is exactly what we got, spicy!! The portions are huge & we definitely over ordered, but the food was really good. Friendly service & a decent price too.

Thank Leedsaway67
Brussels, Belgium
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112 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious and authentic Thai food served in a casual atmosphere. We went as a couple for lunch on our visit to Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Menu had typical Thai dishes which were served with rice or noodles. They were four different kinds of soups printed on the laminated Menu card. I had a tasty crispy duck with oyster sauce which... More 

Thank Mara M
Apple Valley, California
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66 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Located across from the library, this little restaurant was just what we needed for a quick, but pleasant meal, after a long day of sight seeing. The waitress was friendly and the food pleasingly presented.

Thank George H
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Thai Cafe Stellenbosch is consistently excellent, and in a different division to other Thai Cafes I visit regularly in Cape Town. Cudos to the chefs!

Thank Tony F
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Food is really great and selection of wine is good. Our friendly waiter, Memory, was a big plus. Second time she waits on us and feels like family now when she greeted us at the door. Also, it's lovely to sit in the big courtyard at the back. Beautiful setting.

Thank AlwaysAretha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Plein Street | Simonsplein Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 886 7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?