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5 Plein Street | Aan de Gragt Building, Ground Floor Unit 3 & 4, Opposite Kauai in the de Wet Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 882 9790
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

My friends and I frequent this quaint little cafe very often, and we always leave happy. We usually go for lunch, and I always have the butter chicken. It is so delicious, and is just enough to fill you and warms you up on cold, rainy days. For tea time, their wide selection of cakes and cupcakes make it impossible... More 

Thank Andrea v
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2016

Four of us had a lovely lunch here. The menu is small but perfectly formed - a few salads and burgers. The staff are lovely too. But the real draw is their AWESOME cakes. Three of us sampled them and they were amazing. Cheesecakes, brownies, cookies. If you have a sweet tooth, you need to go.

Thank jfilsell
Potchefstroom, South Africa
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2015

The Birdcage is a quirky, stylish little place in the heart of Stellenbosch. Their cakes are to die for, although during the last three years the portions have been getting smaller and more expensive. As a student, I love going there for tea with my friends, and the service is always very good.

Thank Lenny1994
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2015 via mobile

It was my first time visit since the Birdcage relocated. The location is lovely, and the nee interiors look stunning. It was however very stuffy upstairs and needed more ventilation, so if you visit sit downstairs or better yet outside. I am gluten intolerant and this is always an issue if you are looking for a baked treat. They have... More 

2 Thank Tamsouth
Cape Town, South Africa
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

My wife (then fiancé) were looking for somewhere that makes wedding cakes, and so we went to have a look. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We had a lovely coffee and amazing cupcakes. The vibe is relaxed and it gets quite busy. The cupcakes were so good that we ordered our wedding cake here too. Everyone said it... More 

Thank Andrew_and_Joey
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2015

we went to The Birdcage yesterday for lunch and I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. The lovely coffee shop is hidden in the intimate enclosure of De Wet centre surrounded by the original victorian feel of old Stellenbosch. The atmosphere inside is rustic and very homey with elements of french elegance. I would certainly recommend the pulled pork... More 

Thank Tamsyn_dk92
Cape Town
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

Visited a second time and brought friends...Birdcage did not disappoint, atleast not with the food and the cake. Made a reservation two weeks before the time and requested specific seating but upon arrival there seemed to be confusion around my reservation. Nonetheless, we enjoyed a tasty breakfast with the exception of one order that was meant to be without bacon... More 

Thank ShivonneA
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015

It is quite difficult to go quickly for a bite in your lunch hour, but, problem solved. The Birdcage is located centrally, and the service was very quick on the day, and is thus the ideal place for meeting a friend for lunch. We were helped immediately and enjoyed a pot of delicious lemongrass tea while waiting. I had a... More 

Thank Mari1302
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

The Birdcage is definitely a place to meet either for business or with friends for good coffee and great breakfast and lunch! One of my favorite spots!

Thank estihefer
Western Cape, South Africa
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Birdcage is slowly climbing to the top of my regulars list! It is situated in the heart of Stellenbosch and is the perfect place for a quick catch-up over coffee or snack. With good service and unique treats like koeksister cheesecake, you have to give it a try.

Thank Abigail_Samuelson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Plein Street | Aan de Gragt Building, Ground Floor Unit 3 & 4, Opposite Kauai in the de Wet Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 882 9790
The Birdcage is a small restaurant and gift shop in Stellenbosch. You will find us in the Aan de Gragt Building, Ground floor unit 3 & 4, right opposite Kauai in the De Wet Centre. We serve breakfast until 12h00 daily, light lunches from 09h00 to 17h00 and the most delicious cupcakes throughout the day. Our trading hours are,Mon - Fri from 09h00 to 17h00Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00 (Breakfast served until 13h00)Sundays - closed.

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