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7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved being able to order half a wrap - perfect portion size - a whole wrap was HUGE - food was tasty and good and reasonably priced.

Thank Mandy B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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81 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Java is my go-to cafe in Stellenbosch, for breakfast, lunch and supper. Its prices are reasonable, its menu is solid and its portions are generous, attracting students, tourists and locals alike. Its not fine dining, its just good cafe eating, whatever time of day you're visiting.

Thank Mandy R
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our daughter picked to eat at Java on the final morning of her stay in Stellenbosch. She had previously eaten here and enjoyed the French toast. We arrived around 7:50 on a fairly quiet Friday morning. We could have had a choice of many tables outside or indoors whicb was almost empty. My daughter picked the sofa and the waiter... More 

Thank Emma W
Fjooste, Manager at Java Cafe, responded to this review

Please look at the facts: 1. We only open at 8 AM so everybody was still busy setting up and warming up equipment, you were there 7h45 and were told that we are not officially open yet 2. The waiter that gave you the menu and took your order worked outside and gave the order over to the one working... More 

Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went there for dinner and lunch. Excellent choice of food for a very good price. Ii am on a gluten/ wheat free diet and had Malay chicken rice and salad for 50 rand. My husband had a great steak chips and salad for 150 rand. You can sit either outside or inside. Inside had the airco.

Thank Sue K
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44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recommend to visit this place. Was here with my mother and it has a good vibe. Just calculate enough time, because it takes long until the food comes.

Thank Bennie W
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful setting where you can sit outside along the sidewalk and watch the buzz around you. Food is tasty and well presented. The menu has a big variety - there is really something for everyone. Lovely place to chill and enjoy Stellenbosch with a good cup of coffee!!

Thank Yolanda D
Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love Stellenbosch and every time we visit we stop by for breakfast. Today was no exception and we took our friends too so that they could sample Java. We ordered good breakfasts which included filter coffee. It was very busy and by the time breakfast arrived the coffee was long gone so we asked the waitress if coffee included... More 

2 Thank cheshiremazdama
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had breakfast in Java Cafe twice as we lived just upstairs of the place. The first time was brilliant, loved it. The French toast was incredible, and the sandwich named To Die For definitely lived up to it's name. While the food took some time to arrive, it was fine, as it was really really worth it. The second... More 

Thank Mirjam R
Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very nice very well run street side cafe. The portions are well done and big. Toasted sandwiches and salads are great with good wine and beer. A great watching spot in between shopping one of the best in Stellenbosch .

Thank Andrew H
Cannes, France
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209 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fabulous vibe cafe day and night full of visitors having a great time. Excellent selection of coffee, cakes and eats. We stopped by in the afternoon after a wine tour and just relaxed on the terrace. As we re European and my husband smokes, this was ideal. We would have done back the next day but ran out of... More 

Thank Debbie M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?