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Java Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Brasserie, Bistro
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7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Java Bistro offer full breakfasts with lunch, dinner and an open show...
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
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 23
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, but average place.

Been here quite a few times and its always average. Either with the food or service. It happens only a very few times where the food or service is great. The food is good value for money, but its sometimes questionable as its not really consistent...

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
mccoetzer
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Cape Town
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Cape Town
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

Been here quite a few times and its always average. Either with the food or service. It happens only a very few times where the food or service is great. The food is good value for money, but its sometimes questionable as its not really consistent...

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Pretoria
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Always a buzz- till late in evening. Young and old- excellent service and food. Casual hang-out, not for the serious diner but fun seeking kind. People watching from an outside table added bonus

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We stopped here for lunch, on a busy Saturday, and were impressed by the food, the atmosphere, and the service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Coffee was nice! Came quite quickly, food order was taken. Another table of approximately the same number arrived about half hour later. Ordered, YES, you guessed it got their food before us, paid before we got our food, almost left before we got our food. Way too long to get our food, very disappointed in waiting so long. Not the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Very good, good food and atmosphere, busy but good service. Good portions. Nothing else to say nothing else to say

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London, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very busy street cafe serving good food. It's not fine dining but the burgers are really good served with very chunky chips and onion rings. There was a good mix of patrons and a great buz about the place. We had 2 mains 2 desserts, 2 beers 2 cocktails a tea and a coffee all for 340 rand. Amazing value!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I popped in for a quick breakfast but there was not a person in sight to assist me upon arrival! All the waiters where standing at the counter with their backs to the door, avoiding us! We got seated inside , close to the area where theres computers and had to listen to a waitress and managenent argue about work... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Stopped in for a quick early dinner, and was pleasantly surprised. The food was good, my burger was excellent, with a unique combination of flavors. The atmosphere outside was bustling, a very cafe sort of environment. Don't expect a quiet sit-down restaurant, but for a casual dinner with some good food specialties, it is a perfect stop.

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South Africa
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We have been going to Java for at least 10 years, and keep going back. Good food right through the menu, and we have tried most things! Nice wine selection. A wonderful ambiance outside, especially in the spring/summer/autumn. Fun student service. Stunning value! I recommend it to everyone who wants a relaxing meal at any time of the day in... More 

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Utrecht
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34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

definitely one of the best places in Stellenbosch for a good lunch of dinner. You sit outside on the terrace and see the whole town pass by. Good hearty food and drinks and nu fuzz. It can take for ages before your drinks arrive because they have a very interesting and refined system of processing orders :). The waiters are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 887 6261

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Brasserie, Bistro

Description

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?