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“Sausage factory”
Review of Java Cafe

Java Cafe
Ranked #28 of 266 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Price range: $5 - $50
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
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
Reviewed January 12, 2014

Decided to give Java a visit after experiencing a bland, tasteless pizza 9 months ago. Our breakfast order was taken by a young student waitress who unfortunately got the order wrong, resulting in food being sent back. This meant some of us had finished our breakfast by the time the correct food came for the other people. Coffee was average. Won't be returning in a hurry as there are plent good choices in the same street. Java remains a student destination where quality is not a pre-requisite.

Thank TrezSouthAfrica
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Fjooste, General Manager at Java Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2014

Stellenbosch being a student town we support student waiters and every year in January we train new waiters, unfortunately they make mistakes now and again while learning. So we apologize for the wrong order, in the next few weeks they will be fully trained and service will be back to normal
As to coffee we use Illy and De Ouwe Egberts which is rated as the best in their category
As to our quality of food we are rated as one of the best compared to the other coffee shops in town and so are our sausages by the way

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Reviewed December 29, 2013

Invited 10 people for a Birthday Breakfast on the 20th Dec 13. I will never do that again or have Breakfast at Java Café ever again. We ordered Eggs Benedict and a few ordered different things but the Eggs were cold, they were placed on top of the worst piece of Ham and English Muffin I have ever tried, the Hollandaise Sauce were some kind of sauce but made of Mayo, (most likely bought in) and everything were soaked in this pale cold sauce - Arrrrgh - disappointing - disappointing. They save money by using sub-standard food products - Maybe that's why the owner drives such a fancy car. Will not recommend it at all. PS. The service sucks.

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1  Thank Henabi
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Fjooste, General Manager at Java Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2013

As Manager I would like to respond on your complaint, firstly we do not make excuses and will most certainly look into it, did you ask for the manager on duty while there ? Usually as you will see from our reviews our food quality is excellent and we have very few issues. Please provide us with your contact details so that we may follow up

I would like to point out the following though, what car the owner drives have nothing to do with the food quality and more importantly he does not take any money whatsoever out of the business not even a salary and that is part of the reason we can have such reasonable prices on our menu

Regards

Management Java Cafe

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Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We showed up for breakfast. It was busy but we were given menus quickly and sat outside out front.

We had breakfast which comes with a coffee. After about 15 mins our coffees came. We asked for three but only two came. So we thought the other was coming and waited 10 mins. It didn't come so we asked another waitress for it.

The coffee eventually showed up.

Then 10 mins later once our coffees had been consumed, 2 meals arrived. We ordered 3. After pestering the waitress again about the missing third meal, it eventually arrived 5 mins later.

Upon paying, waitress also gave us the wrong change!!

Food was good and reasonably priced. No complaints about the chefs work.

This waitress was so poor that we did not tip.

Management need to sort out their staff and improve training.

1  Thank Sluggfi
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Java is the best summer hangout. Their meals are large and flavoursome. Their coffee's a must to try especially the chai latte and the atmosphere quite cheerful. Theres quite a buzz as it gets frequent guests who are often regulars and theres usually no problem with seating. A really nice venue to take friends/visitors for a relaxing night out especially on a warm summers night to sit outside. Its in a beautiful part of town too!

Thank Charlalaaa
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Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

visited Java cafe coz ma frend hev bin there b4 n loved everything so we went there with our Galfrends placed a drink order had to wait for drinks lyk forever n then she came with 1 drink shot bt wi was kul with it since wi ws also waiters ,so she wen't bek n took forever to return wen she returned she took our order n then wi asked fo water n mo drinks which came lyk later wi was not pissed @all as i get it wen u r waiting it gets hectic sumtimes bt the worst part is wi was sitting outside was cold got blankets bt gave it to the gals acted lyk gentlemans bt boy was it cold . Wi had to wait lyk an hour fo food which was very Good excellent had a nice pasta tested all flavours n ma 2 friends chicken breast with mushroom sauce n 1 had a steak can't remember wat was everything bt ovarall food was grt tasty n freshly made only service let o things down bt i would highly recommend this nice place mayb service hev improved i will try it again since i m in the country again

Thank DjSwinCash
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