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Java Cafe

7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (41 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
“wraps” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the expensive hake and prawn dish. Way too many bones in the hake and overall quality of the dish was poor.

Thank steve w
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You are sitting very central in Kerk street which is the main street for shopping and eating out. In Java cafe you find locals, lots of students and tourists. This creates a nice atmosphere. The menu is very big from just small snacks to real...More

Thank XSExxl
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had light brunch on a sunny day and therefore sat outside which is great for watching the busy life in the street. The place was packed in- and outside with tourists, students and business people who made use of the internet connectivity. I had...More

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What started as a really good time at Java quickly turned ridiculous upon being informed that you have to pay extra if you want your eggs scrambled. Upon asking Ryan the manager the reason for this I was promptly and rudely told it is because...More

Thank Marelize V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a reasonable meal - nice to sit outside. I had ribs but they were not very tasty. Service was good and freindly

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here today in the recommendation of our guide. Two of us had the half portion of the Vegie wrap. It was just the right size. The Vegies were crisp and sauce mild. I added a side of sweet potato fries. They were served...More

Thank susan a
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came to Java Bistro for a meal - and saw they offer R50 meals over lunch time! - The Chicken Pie was amazing - and for only R50! Service was friendly and fast - even though it was packed outside and very busy! Cant wait...More

Thank john1988dev
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great experience - went to Java Bistro in Stellenbosch as the atmosphere was a nice street vibe, so you can really feel part of Stellenbosch. Ordered a Salad and the family had burgers and a Pasta dish! - everything was good portions, and...More

Thank J_Stb_Food
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cafe style food and nice pavement area in town centre when the weather is good. Good for anything from a quick drink to a main meal.

Thank Peter_guest
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast at Java Cafe everyday, Mostly Students as Waiters and Waitresses, they are friendly and helpful hardly ever saw a notebook to take orders.

Thank Debbie B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 887 6261
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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
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