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Java Cafe

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Coffee Shop, Bistro, Brasserie
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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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  • 57
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  • 91
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 19
    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
Great place, on all counts!

Ended up here by accident, all others booked. Vibrant & busy. My friend had the burger & said its the best he's had, ever! He's over 60 so that's a lot of burgers! All our meals were lovely, ready in about 20 mins despite the place being packed, hot, fresh & served with a smile . Very cheap... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
justlovewater
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Dorset
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Dorset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Ended up here by accident, all others booked. Vibrant & busy. My friend had the burger & said its the best he's had, ever! He's over 60 so that's a lot of burgers! All our meals were lovely, ready in about 20 mins despite the place being packed, hot, fresh & served with a smile . Very cheap & fantastic... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did not want a large meal just a bite to eat and a couple of drinks. The staff food and wine were great the only thing that let it down were the university students who were watching the rugby England France game who thought it mature to cheer every time France scored!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Good selection of the menu... busy bustling place ..great for the young crowds. Great Beer selection and street side seating... Sports Bar.. indoor and out door seating as well.

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Poor service. The lady in question rarely had attention for us and we had to wait a long time and call her to get her attention. Remarkably the waitress had more attention for other customers which were treated much better than us. The place is not really student friendly. I have been her twice now and the food is average,... More 

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Lighthorne
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Nice cafe in the Center of Stellenbosch, although I think the experience is better if you sit outside rather than in. The menu has a good range. on my 2 visits i had a burger which was very tasty and a good size and a salad which had lots of components and plenty of it. The drinks are also good... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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206 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Friendly & welcoming. Coffee arrived promptly and grappas on ice. Such a change from some of the other bars in town

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Truro, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

After walking around Stellenbosch we decided to have a quick lunch. The Java Cafe is a fun pavement style cafe. Great for people watching. We enjoyed some very tasty sandwiches and a delicious glass of Waterford wine. Friendly service and reasonably priced.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Pleasant ambiance, friendly service, extensive menu and great tasting food. Must try the thin crust pizza.

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Nothumberland, UK
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32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I can't understand the poor reviews there have been foe Java, unless they were from another continent (which will remain nameless), where speed of service is more important than anything else. I have used his cafe many, many times and cannot fault it. It is our favourite people watching haunt whenever in Stellenbosch! The staff are just fine! They are... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I always believe in giving every establishment at least two chances! I was in Stellies for another week and thought to go back to a few previous visits, Java one of them! The service wasnt to bad and the food was well served and presented! It wasnt very busy for lunch but its great to see a vast improvement! Great... 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, Bistro, Brasserie

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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