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7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
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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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Java's in Church St, Stellenbosch, turned out to be an excellent place to have lunch. Their foods, from pizzas to salads to hamburgers, were very tasty and fresh. Sidewalk seating was very pleasant as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Java's in Church St, Stellenbosch, turned out to be an excellent place to have lunch. Their foods, from pizzas to salads to hamburgers, were very tasty and fresh. Sidewalk seating was very pleasant as well.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Lots of buzz around. Mostly for young people. Casual dining but good variety of food. Service is excellent with the service staff cheerful and quick on the toes. Willing to help you. Food quite delicious too- don't expect gourmet food. Portions are quite decent too. Nice place to hang around-when the weather is nice- outside alfresco dining is fabulous to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We stopped here for a bit to eat but the service wasn't the greatest and it was very busy when we visited. Waffles advertised with generous Lindt chocolate sauce were served with a tiny thimble of sauce, we asked for more, were given another tiny thimble after a 20 minute wait and then they had the cheek to add the... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Java is the goto place in Stellenbosch for a quick bite or a cup of coffee. The food is well priced and consistent. Look out for their daily specials.

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Franschhoek, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

popped in for a lunch on a lazy Monday. first waiter was very friendly and helpful in suggesting an alternative meal to my first option which was out of stock. but the second waiter that brought our food out was super unfriendly and just called out the names of the meal and chucked it down. and when i reminded her... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

we did a full day tour from Cape Town which included wine tasting in Stellenbosch. We had an hour for lunch so liked the look of this Cafe. We ordered immediately and after waiting for 35 mins for food to be served, enquired and it arrived almost immediately. Food was delicious but had to be hurried so we didn't hold... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We visited this restaurant on a sunny Sunday afternoon when the outside tables were busy. The outside area is airy and well situated to see the whole of Church Street. Waiters were friendly. Jacques helped us and he was very attentive and nice. We didnot like the entrees much. French fries were lower than mediocre and the onion rings were... More 

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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Best meal of our stay in Stellenbosch. Fabulous pizza and wonderful soup of the day. We had a lovely table inside close to the fire. Staff were very efficient.

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

Overall a great experience. Greeted with a smile! Friendly service through out. The food was amazing! Decent prices.Nice vide. Definitely worth a visit!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is a difficult one to evaluate as our group experienced some of the worst service ever, however, we frequent this establishment as it definitely has some of the best pizzas in town! I will dismiss the incredibly rude waiter as being inexperienced and perhaps having one of her worst days at work. Although she told us never to return,... 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: French, Cafe, 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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