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“Great cafe in historic Stellenbosch”
Review of Basic Bistro

Basic Bistro
Ranked #12 of 253 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $13
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Basic Bistro is cosy restaurant right in the heart of Stellenbosch. We have been making locals and strangers feel at home for many years, with a dedicated focus on using quality ingredients to prepare all meals while setting a comfortable and intimate atmosphere for our guests. We focus on creating Gourmet Burgers, Bountiful Pasta Dishes, Flavoursome Lamb Curry, Matured Steak and Espresso Based Coffees of International Standard. We also pride ourselves in a finely selected and intimate wine list that ranges from 'Easy Drinking' to 'Connoisseur Wines'. Cool down with a White Wine Cocktail, Iced Coffee or Real Fruit Pulp Milkshake topped with whipped cream. Or perhaps calm down with a pot of High Mountain Tea, produced by the tea experts at Nigiro. Have a romantic evening in the corner or invite your friends for a Burger and Craft beer - whatever you do, we hope to make you feel right at home.
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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281 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Great cafe in historic Stellenbosch”
Reviewed October 30, 2011

Decided to pop in for a quick breakfast en route to Franschhoek. The cafe was packed but we managed to get a table inside. Lovely atmosphere which was very homely.

Cappuccinos were foamy and the coffee taste was pleasant.

Ordered French toast and my partner ordered a basic breakfast. The food was wholesome and simple.

Service was excellent and efficient.

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Thank Jasonleg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“good food, good service”
Reviewed October 28, 2011

Great little Bistro with a good menu, good food and good service. Great atmosphere and altogether good value for money. Limited space so recommend booking

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank Nomad2007
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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Relaxed and warm atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 22, 2011

Went for dinner. Cosy place with interesting decor. Fair selection of wines (was due to be updated) - both on wine list with occasional extras available. Not a huge menu, but enough variety available to suit most tastes. Opted for the steak, which was cooked to order, with very palatable sides. Service was friendly and efficient.

  • Visited May 2011
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Thank namesalreadyused
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