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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, Lunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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Rating summary
  • 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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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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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George, Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 48 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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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Java Cafe is situated on a prime spot in the best tourist area in Stellenbosch. The menu is comprehensive, the quality and quantity is good and the prices are surprisingly reasonable.

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Klerksdorp, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A modern looking restaurant with a homely Italian feel. A great wine selection. Very tasty dishes! Prompt service. I will definitely recommend it to my friends!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A nice ambient, happy with nice people, good waiters and nice food. First time I´ve been there I had a hamburguer (a bit slow if you are on a hurry though) Second time I´ve been there with two colleagues, we had pizzas and two bottles of wine. All and all, very good and very affordable.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Service was terrible and to top it off my rare steak came out very well done. By the time a replacement had been brought to the table the rest of my table had already finished eating. Will not return.

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Ladismith, South Africa
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Cozy setting for winter, must be great to do the street setting in summer, really great food and there are good choices to be made from the chef's specialties - we had the lamb rack and pork belly for mains - superb - you can really give it a go - chef's specialties only available after 18h00, great wine list... More 

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Muncie, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I wrote a review for Java a few years back (probably 2012, after my last visit to South Africa). This is just an update to note that the food continues to be almost uniformly excellent; I could eat a Java burger and slice of chocolate cheesecake every day for a week. I did have a new food find this trip... More 

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Benfleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We popped into the Java as it was close to the hotel and the weather was awful. But what a surprise, it was very lively, being full mostly with people of university age and most of the wait staff appeared to be of a similar age, We felt a little old but never really felt out of place, The staff... More 

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Additional Information about Java Cafe

Address: 7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 21 887 6261
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
Average Prices: USD 5 - 50
Cuisine: French, Cafe, Bistro

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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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