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Java Cafe

$$ - $$$
Bar, Cafe, European
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7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
08:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having arrived late to Steenbosch, wanted a small meal and a drink!! found this place, busy, sat outside where they have heaters if necessary . Staff were great! went back a second night for an apertizer and drink

Thank PeteandAly
Cape Town, South Africa
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A big menu selection and good specials on offer. The vibe is cool and service pretty decent. I found the food to be a bit lacking, but worth another try. Great location though and a popular spot for many.

Thank BMordecaiJones
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After being referred to visit your establishment, I must say I am a bit disappointed. Great service, great vibe, but the food was nothing to write home about unfortunately.

Thank Charmaine V
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to have dinner there since they offered a good variety of food. The salad as starter was very tasty. The main course spaghetti bolognese had cut noodles (!) and the noodles were too soft. The replacement steak was very good.

Thank BeeDee_1
St Albans
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was really busy all day and understandably so. They offer good food and drink at very reasonable prices including some "Daily Specials". The staff were under pressure and seemed a bit lacking in training but tried their best tbh. Really buzzy warm pavement heating.

Thank StAlbansExplorer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely fresh grilled halloumi and avocado salad here - and a glass of white wine was only £1.07. Waiter was very sweet but the service was slow. You can sit on pavement seats but can only get their wifi in the air-conditioned inside.

Thank Rubybirkenhead
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely evening at this busy bistro. I had the Java burger, which came with an egg on top that was tricky to eat! My partner had a Western burger, and we shared a chunky monkey smoothie. The smoothie was great, but the burgers were only okay. Still, sitting out on the patio at night was nice!

Thank Ali R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This spot has a real buzz, the tables on the pavement full of people enjoying the sun and people going by. My burger was awesome, really one of the better burgers I have had, combo of mustard and dill gives it a great bite. The chips were average but everything else was great. Service was friendly and prompt. Definitely recommend

Thank Lyndon K
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Student specials = perfect lunch location with friends! Food is fantastic as well as fast and efficient service. :)

Thank Nicky D
Somerset West, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food at a great price! Helpful and friendly staff. My husband and I had pizzas and my daughter had a massive milkshake and chips. Great atmosphere.

Thank liezelbrooks

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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, Cafe, European
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids
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?