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Java Cafe

$$ - $$$
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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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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had two good lunches here but we will not go back as the black couple next to us arrived shortly after us and left at the same time as us when they still had not been served after waiting nearly half an hour. This was shocking and not what we witness in our travels in South Africa. The restaurant... More 

Thank reef-bore
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow... may I just say just having flown in from the UK..THE WEATHER IS FANTASTIC.....THE HEAT…!! 31degrees and it's just so beautiful.... 'The drive up from Cape Town'....just take the road from the airport the N2 to Somerset west… and look for the well sign posted route to Stellenbosch...... South Africa its full of contrasts, on one side of the... More 

Thank Mark B
Marske-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere and good service. We visit here at least 4 times a year. On the last visit the breakfast was not good both in terms of quality and presentation. Eating there this week (Jan 15th) I had a pulled pork sandwich on pannini. The bread was so hard it was inedible and the presentation just looked a mess. My... More 

Thank Janet B
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Manager assisted us in getting a table as the restaurant was full. Waiter was friendly and checked in often if we were ok. Food is good and nice vibe sitting on sidewalk. Can recommend venue as a lunch pop in restaurant.

Thank DevilliersO
Jakarta, Indonesia
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143 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the first week of January, and it seemed everyone else was there as well. It was very full and there was a wait to be seated so we thought this would be a good choice. We sat in the outside cafe and waited and waited. At the end, one of us had to go inside to get menus... More 

Thank MayaguezanaPR
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really reasonable and extensive menu. Service a bit slow but the restaurant was at full capacity on both occasions. Great place to sit and watch the world go by.

Thank ValerieSymes
Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I rate Java a 5 because: 1 They offered the best quality and value for money of the restaurants we considered and visited in Stellenbosch during our 6 day stay; and 2 They should feature much higher on the top restaurants in Stellenbosch list; and 3 The service was really good (we were served by Pearson). For the chef: All... More 

Thank Ernes S
Gordons Bay, South Africa
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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Second time that I am eating here in the past 3 months, and once again not dissapointed. No matter what you eat, the food taste great. Everyone enjoyed their meals; from the healthy chicken salad to the pork ribs, homemade chicken pie, pulled pork and burgers. Waiters are friendly. Relaxed atmosphere. Loved it.

Thank PriveeMarinda
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Place was very busy on sunday evening,got a table on the pavememt,vibe was great,waitress was great,the only reason for not giving 5 stars was that my fillet steak was overcooked,the sauce was good,the wine list good and well priced,will go back

Thank abbeyroseGreyton
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Java Cafe is in the centre of town, perfect for shopping. It has more than 25 outside tables which is a bonus on a busy summer day. During the University months it is popular with students, locals and tourists. The food is always on par and service good.

Thank Francois l

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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
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, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, 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?