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Java Cafe

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Italian, Cafe, Bar
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7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Somerset West, South Africa
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A vibey restaurant/coffee shop. More for thecyoung at heart than the old fart brigade. Food is good service often haphazard but the atmosphere seems to make all fine. A good place to meert friends for a snacky meal or drink.

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Thank stuartdt1956
UK
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184 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely busy. Service slow and understaffed for number of covers. Food took long time. Very average. Menu reads better than food tastes. Decent portions. Offer 'doggie' bags without being asked. Several 'offers' making this better value during week. Loos outside of restaurant, tiny and inaccessible for diners with disabilities. Very odd set up. Outside dining available on street

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Thank packyderm
Ghent, Belgium
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134 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quick snack at noon , some wraps lamb and chicken and also french toast Good decent food Good and friendly service so nice place

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Thank peter D
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is popular mainly because of its position in town. Tourist attraction. Locals are not too keen. Good patio dining, very relaxed and often crowded, with OK pub type food of reasonable quality but not special. One local told me that the foods they order have deteriorated and tables are not clean. The main problem is the service. Extremely... More 

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Fjooste, Manager at Java Cafe, responded to this review

We would like to investigate the waiter that helped you, do you perhaps know his or her name ? It is also on the slip if you still have that Our service is extremely important and any help to solve the problem would be appreciated Regards More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go-to restaurant in Stellenbosch. Their is always something in my budget and their drinks are good especially the hot chocolate. In summer I suggest a glass of bubbly. For food there is the variety of lovely breakfasts suitable to anyones pocket and also a cheaper lunch menu with R50 meals and they're delicious. Their pizzas are really... More 

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Thank Charlalaaa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Last night myself and some friends went for a bite at the local Restaurants, when we were walking by the manager at that point took time to explain to us the menu and changed our minds from eating else where, we were not disappointed at all. during our meal the manager came around asking if we are enjoying ourselves and... More 

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Red Deer, Canada
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13 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful staff served a great breakfast and we later went back the following day for lunch because we enjoyed the food and service so much.

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Thank Laura C
Johannesburg, South Africa
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217 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Despite of half empty restaurant and plenty of waiters, service is very slow and inconsistent. It took almost 20 minutes to have our bottle of wine and water. Food is good but not special. Pizza was crunchy, burger is good but the onion rings was oily. Good prices on the special menu.

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Thank edubimonte
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of our favorite places to go As we haven't been there for a while, we chose to have lunch there yesterday. Boy, was I disappointed! We sat inside, because the air was a little nippy. Due to the holidays, I reckon, the place wasn't as full as usual. But we waited ages for our food, and the... More 

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Thank MW3550
Stratford-upon-Avon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Java tonight after a quest to find somewhere to feed me (I can't eat gluten!) And we found Java. Another good menu with a nice range of options to satisfy even picky eaters like me. I had chicken skewers that were lovely and my boyfriend had a burger that looked lovely. Our waiter was so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $50
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?