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“Don't go there for the service”
Review of Taste Bud

Taste Bud
Ranked #94 of 274 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: International
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Reviewed March 24, 2012

Heard many good things about the lunch buffet they serve during the week and thought I would give them a try. Unfortunatley by 14:00 the buffet was already done and decided to settle on a quick toasted tomato pesto and cheese sandwich. The sandwich was average at best. The biggest dissapointment is the quality of the service, after sitting at the table unattended by a waiter for 20 minutes I manged to get a waiter's attention. The attitude of the staff is extremely lazy and serving you seems to be a choir to them. Getting any service from them is impossible and you have to repeat yourself several times before the order is understood. The bad service alone is enought to not make me go back again. Friendlier service is available elsewhere.

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1  Thank Smaaklik
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

So good we went back twice!! Service fantastic, food was delicious and seemingly home cooked. Relaxed, friendly atmosphere and fresh, clean and comfortable decor. A must for anyone who loves good food and a positive environment!

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Reviewed July 30, 2011

The atmosphere, decor and food were totally first class and the staff were friendly.We were really really impressed and if I could eat lunch here everyday I would.

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3  Thank LABeachgal_11
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Reviewed April 1, 2010

Taste Bud offers perhaps the best value lunch in Stellenbosch with a buffet of high quality, fresh, healthful food. You can also order sandwiches, which are good, but the buffet is your best bet. The baked goods are dangerously good (dangerous to the waistline), and the staff is friendly and attentive. The wine list offers a good selection at the proper price point to match your lunch.

The clientele is a good mix of Stellenbosch: mothers with children, students, local artists and wine farmers (when not harvest time!) and business people looking for a quick, tasty bite at lunch. It is centrally located in town, but not on the beaten tourist path, so it feels more authentic than other restaurants in town.

The restaurant also offers breakfast (which I haven't experienced) and a limited selection of baked goods to go with an afternoon tea (the baked goods are generally sold out by 3pm, though).

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Thank FoodWineTraveler6
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Reviewed October 7, 2015
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