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7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Drinks, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Dining on a budget
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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  • 47
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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
Busy but very good restaurant

Java always seems incredibly busy but we managed to get a table for 4 without waiting each time we used it. The food is good and the staff are very efficient. Despite the numbers, there was no long wait to be served and the meals came without delay. You won't get a relaxing intimate dinner here but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
PeterHeather170
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Java always seems incredibly busy but we managed to get a table for 4 without waiting each time we used it. The food is good and the staff are very efficient. Despite the numbers, there was no long wait to be served and the meals came without delay. You won't get a relaxing intimate dinner here but the locals reckon... More 

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm so sad about having to write this, but Java has been incredibly disappointing lately. I've made peace with the fact that the service is generally quite slow, since they're usually packed during dinner time. Hell, I can even deal with the fact that the food isn't always the greatest thing in the world, since the prices are pretty reasonable.... More 

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2 Thank accidentalacademic
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ideal for people watching. Good for - good prices Good for wine and dine when looking for a relaxed chilled atmosphere and want to do people watching. Breakfast lunch and dinner Popular amongst locals and international visitors alike

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1 Thank Petra S
Divonne-les-Bains, France
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for breakfast. The place was packed, the tables were small and we expected both a long wait and a mediocre meal. But the service was really excellent and the breakfast was really tasty. Also, they serve up a real cup of coffee like one gets in Europe! Recommended for sure.

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1 Thank Francis V
Berlin-Spandau
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best recommended place at Stellenbosch. Very cosy in the evenings. Good wine selection. Everything very tasty. Quick Service.

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Thank C L
Ghent, Belgium
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cosy place to eat in the centre of the town and the prices are student friendly. They have a burger special that gets you a burger (beef or chicken) and a glass of wine/beer for only R50! If you don't feel like one of their delicious burgers, they have very nice salads as well.

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Thank karencruyt
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Parents had visited this place several times before and really loved it., so we found it again .. Really great food modern well presented great waiting staff brilliant wine and a bonus for us English is the price...

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Thank Mark B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my best restaurant here. Food is good n fresh. Waiter's are by ur luck. It's a busy restaurant wt probably understaffed. So sometimes u do get grumpy waiters. Otherwise... order the food and enjoy the out tables on a nice windy summer. I never fail to return here during my visits.

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Thank Globaltravelr
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a couple of drinks this evening. Great service and the place was bustling! Perfect place to people watch!

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Thank SairaAnna
Maputo, Mozambique
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98 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We tried a custom made pizza and a club sandwich and it was just delicious. Nice athmosphere rigth at the center of town. Better to book in advance

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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, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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?