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Schoon de Companje

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7 Church Street | c/o Church & Bird street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly De Oude Bank Bakkerij)
+27 21 883 2187
07:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 16:00
Mon - Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love Schoon - their breads and ambience is amazing. I must admit I am a bit nervous that Boschendal has taken over and is planning renovations. Not sure how it could be changed and keep the great character it has now..

Thank bozmum
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am aware that Schoon has recently changed ownership. Sure, you don't expect everything to be exactly the way it was but you expect the basics to be covered at least. I live a few meters up the road and have become a regular visitor to Schoon - whether it is a leisurely brunch or just a quick take-away coffee,... More 

Thank 904bernardd
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Schoon is a bakery situated on a quaint corner at the bottom of Church Street, Stellenbosch. It has its park picnic bench-style tables out in front, where you can do some people watching while sipping an iced coffee and sharing a bread platter with friends on a hot summer day. Go inside to be overwhelmed by the amazing smells of... More 

Thank biancavh2017
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby & I are visiting a friend who lives in Stellenbosch, who has been raving about this lovely corner cafe since discovering it! We dropped by & sat at the espresso counter & ordered Flat Whites, which were amazing. The coffee taste was smooth & elegant. Three baristas worked so well together in a very small space. The cafe has... More 

Thank Jennifer E
West Sussex
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped for coffee and cake and were not greeted with any enthusiasm or welcome. Coffee was ok and the butterkuche was interesting, though we would not return when there are so many other places in Stellenbosch.

1 Thank Skippy50
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82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic restaurant the food is great, wow ! Factor. The setting is so special, with fresh bread in baskets. Old chairs and tables make for very comfortable setting. The food is scrumptious the French toast is thick and dripping in the most wonderful flower flavoured honey 🍯 my husband had eggs Benedict all he could say was awesome,... More 

1 Thank Ursula v
Jersey, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good atmosphere, service not the best as kept waiting but the toilets! Flush button for the loo broken, water tap swinging around. Paper waste buckets overflowing. A great place but get your act together with the toilets and the service.

Thank Craig385
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Although it was very busy we received personal attention in being served. We could even take our Yorkies along!! (Sitting outside)

Thank Phil Rina v
Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A Must visit for a good cup of coffee and the finest brownie. The smell of freshly baked bread in the morning is delightful and you cannot resist walking out with a loaf after a visit to this gorgeous place

Thank Yolanda D
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Needed to exchange our rental car and noticed this cafe in an old bank building nearby. Stopped for lunch and very glad we did. Has a nice range of options including vegetarian and gluten free menu items. The quinoa salad was particularly good. Staff were great, very helpful. Would definitely go back.

Thank Milton O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$20
Cafe, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 16:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7 Church Street | c/o Church & Bird street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly De Oude Bank Bakkerij)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 883 2187
Schoon de Companje is the collaboration of artists all under one roof all in one family. Fritz Schoon started the small, yet unique and unpretentious De Oude Bakkerij in 2010.

De Oude Bakkerij received some sisters and brothers under the Schoon roof, namely; Nice To Meat You (Boutique Butchery), fannyChanel (Artisan Ice Cream), Het Wijnwinkeltjie (Boutique small scale wine shop), De Brasserij (local craft beer and local live music evenings), Het Roosterij (on site coffee roasting from various continents) we of course boast in a fresh fruits and veg section including surrounding cheeses such as Dalewood and Le Petit France.

This is just the birth of something greater to come...

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?