We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious pizza's but service shaky”
Review of Cafe Blanc De Noir

Cafe Blanc De Noir
Ranked #99 of 258 Restaurants in Stellenbosch
Cuisines: Pizza, Cafe, Wine Bar
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Description: "The best new place in Stellenbosch to hang out, eat out & chill out."Set in-and-amongst the plum orchards, overlooking the vineyards & the majestic Stellenbosch Mountains, Cafe Blanc de Noir truly is a unique experience! The rustic chic decor & the friendly staff create the perfect atmosphere for happy & relaxed dining. The menu focuses on fresh, simplistic & quality ingredients. Rustic wood-oven pizzas, "family secret" cakes, award winning Brenaissance wines & craft beer are what they specialize in. Pop down after work, for a family outing, a birthday celebration or a cappuccino break while on a cycle through the Valley. Enjoy their delicious Pizza & Wine pairing experience - interactively presented & exclusive to Brenaissance!
Somerset West, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delicious pizza's but service shaky”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This review is written after 3 visits (lunch & dinner) over the last few months with different groups of friends. The menu is small but the food is absolutely divine, from the salads and pizza's to the sweets. Likewise the setting is beautiful and great care has been taken not to disturb the landscape of the majestic Devon Valley. If it is a long leisurely lunch or dinner you are after, and you do not mind waiting for ever, this place is definitely for you, but on 2 of the 3 occasions that I have been there as the hostess I have been severely embarassed by the lack of service - waiting for 15 minutes for someone to take a drinks order simply isn't on - at times the waiters and waitresses try to assist one another but they simply don't get to all their clients as the place is just too busy. Once the food orders are taken, the food arrives promptly and there seem to be many staff serving the tables so maybe additional training would be all that is required (the restaurant also only opened a few months ago) and it would make this a perfect venue for a Sunday lunch with family & friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Estelle_C1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Lea S, Marketing Manager at Cafe Blanc De Noir, responded to this review, October 30, 2013
Hi Estelle,

Thank you once again for your feedback.

I was lovely to meet you earlier this month at Café Blanc de Noir with you with our family once again.
As discussed - we appreciated your personal feedback & have focused on our involvement with the waitresses & a finer attention to service details. We hope that you found our timing, service & atmosphere more than satisfactory.

We look forward to your next review on Trip Advisor.

Kind regards,
Brenaissance Management
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

76 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Nice light snack after long day of wine tasting”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

Went their just after they first opened. Had quite a few tasting before that.

My wife loved the Sauvignon Blanc. I liked the Cured meat and avo pizza. Very nice.

My wife did not really enjoy the chef's special for the day, quite average chicken wrap.

We were over charged for a wine tasting we never had. Was a bit forced on to us.

Plus we did buy wine.

Would have been nice not to be charged for a full tasting when you only had two sips.

But none the less. The waitress was very attentive, and the food and ambiance relaxed.

    • Value
    • Service
Thank Neil N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Something very different”
Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

I heard al lot about this new restaurant and I must say the concept is different and new. Kids will love the space to play, the wine is good and the pizza interesting, parma ham and biltong nice. One strange thing, the red wine was served much to cold. The concept is great but please do something about the service!! Waiting 40 min for wine to be served puts a damper on the experience!

Thank DoenDitNet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A definite stop on your way to or from JC le Roux!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

we stopped at Brenaissance after they were recommended while at JC le Roux. Only about 200m from the entrance to JC, this tasting room/pizza / beer spot opened in December 2012. Brennaissance has been growing grapes for a few decades now for other winemakers but in the last three years had begun to bottle their own estate vintages. at this tasting bar, go for the six varietal, chocolate and biltong at R50 each - amazing. great format here in that you grab a seat on the deck, relax and the wines are brought out to two at a time. this giving you time to hear the backstory on each label as well as taste.

a great stop, highly recommended while you're in Stellenbosch !

    • Value
    • Service
2 Thank ManDanny
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Blanc De Noir also viewed

Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape
Stellenbosch, Western Cape

Been to Cafe Blanc De Noir? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing