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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“malay curry” (11 reviews)
“burger” (102 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 521 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

If I could eat breakfast here everyday I would! Service was great, food arrived really quickly despite the restaurant being very busy. Food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Sarisha_Govender
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious coffees on a chilly Sunday afternoon. Warmly welcomed by Anja and Robyn. Lovely background music - didn't want to leave!

Thank Debbie P
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! Will pass the message to Robyn and Anja! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here on our last night of our holiday in stellinbosch. It is a very popular place and is always busy. Small restaurant with very good atmosphere but can be very loud. Food is very good and very reasonably priced. Great burgers which are cooked...More

Thank trish f
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I were lucky enough to get a table at Basic Bistro one morning when we were walking along Church street. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We chose a spot on the little deck in front of the restaurant as it...More

Thank Jared B
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened on this cosy little bistro for brunch. The staff and food were very good. It clearly is well liked by the locals and its warm red exterior draws you in. My only little gripe is the very bad paintings of jazz musicians that...More

Thank David H
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 21 May 2017

This place is special, quite a small restaurant, but this just adds to the great service, really nice vibe and the food is out of this world. I have been here quite a few time and this place never disappoints. TIP: Also a good place...More

Thank OneBigAdventure2016
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 20 May 2017

enjoyed dinner here last night. friendly/quick service, my Captain Jack's Soup had great flavor - creamy, bacon-y, and tangy. Would go back again in a heartbeat.

Thank Tony C
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 19 May 2017

My friends and I are visiting Cape Town from California. We went to Basic Bistro for lunch and got a wonderful surprise - we all four though the food was best ever.

Thank nelsonbye
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Had a very good burger. Was definitely good for a casual lunch. Servers were very attentive and nice as well.

Thank Megan H
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness Rico

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately it took 45 mins for our rump steak and steak sandwich to arrive and we were there early so not very busy. The rump steak wasn't best quality with a big chunk being the tendon and therefore not eatable. The sandwich came with the...More

Thank Sandra D
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Hi Sandra So sorry to hear about your experience at Basic Bistro. This is certainly not the standard we aspire to! Tendon in steak is difficult to spot and does sometimes slip through in the cutting process - we apologise about this and will gladly...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$13
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 3629
  • E-mail
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.
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