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Java Cafe

7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch, South Africa
021-8876261
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Ranked #75 of 164 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Bar, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Beauty and the Geek Burger with Blue Cheese - A Winner. The Greek salad had a various array of Olives - Most enjoyable

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Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The food might be great but that's where it ends. Our waitress basically ignored us after we ordered our food. The restaurant was not even busy, but it still took us about 45 minutes to get another waiter to take away the plates and to order our desserts.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I love visiting Stellenbosch and trying new dining experiences. But i was very disgusted when I set foot at Java Cafe not too long ago. I ordered a simple Java Burger and was VERY disappointing when they got my order wrong. Firstly the egg was runny after i asked for a well cooked one. The patty was still bleeding when... More

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Fjooste, Manager at Java Cafe, responded to this review

Our food VERY seldom get negative reviews but anybody can make mistakes and unfortunately the waitress that handled your order had just received bad family news just before but decided to continue working, obviously it influenced her more than we thought and that impacted on your order, we did suggest she go home again 30 minutes later which she did.... More

Las Vegas, Nevada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Stellenbosch continues as a laid-back university town. Long preceding the university, Stellenbosch may be even more famous for some of the oldest, finest vineyards in South Africa, in the Cape Province. One of the town’s most popular cafés-eateries right in the heart of the small town where to get a feel for both is the Java Café. Java's main attraction,... More

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Johannesburg
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stopped in to Java for a quick drink and ended up staying for dinner and enjoyed the trendy atmosphere on Sunday night. Plenty of people and nice place to sit outside, watch the sun go down and enjoy a red wine. Food good value for money and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Guildford
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140 reviews 140 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We had a really good lunch here during a quick stop in Stellenbosch. It seems to be quite a trendy place but our slightly bedraggled family were made very welcome anyway! My husband and I had excellent toasties; the teens particularly enjoyed their milkshakes but did like their food too! Good value as well.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We have visited Java Cafe on many occasions, because the food is really good and there was a time when the coffee was phenomenal. Our last visit a couple of days ago made us realize that the service has been getting worse with every visit (to the point of quite rude) and the last 2 cappuccinos I ordered came after... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This restaurant has some very nice meals at affordable prices. Their pizzas and burgers are really good and the lamb korma was delicious (especially on a cold winter's night)! The pastas were recommended to us but we were a bit disappointed in the picata as it was a bit bland with an overkill of peppercorns. My biggest concern with Java... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Java cafe is a located in the center of Stellenbosch, on historic church street. The waiters are mostly students, but service is really good. They have a fireplace on the inside and heaters on the outside - we sat outside and watched the world go by. Their menu is affordable and varied - I had the classic burger, while my... More

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Cape Town
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129 reviews 129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This spot is always good. The service is good and the outside seating lovely even in winter. Very popular and they serve great coffee. Alwasy pop-in when I am in Stellenbosch.

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