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Java Cafe

7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 887 6261
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (43 reviews)
“salad” (25 reviews)
“wraps” (7 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Pizza, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7 Jan Katz Building | Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 444 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place might seem nice & to be honest the foods not bad either, but the owner treats his staff illegally. That's more than enough to deter me.

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined here twice during recent visit to Stellenbosch. Good selection of well prepared food, good service and drinks list.

Thank RB777
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Casual, nice atmosphere, very friendly waitress, good whitewine. The pizza was ok. The pasta with vegetables and fried chickenbreast was disgusting! Sand in the pasta, maybe from not washed spinache or mushrooms. The chickenbreast was dry and tasted like warmed up from the microwave oven....More

Thank Klaus A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The cafe is in an excellent location, tables on the sidewalk are really comfy! There are heaters for the cold days. The food is good, excellent for wines/beer or a light food at any time of the day.

Thank Fasaccab
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Had dinner on a Wednesday night and did not realize that pizzas were half price - hence the crowd which ensured a very good vibe. Substantial choice of menu and watching the other dishes (besides pizzas coming out) they all looked awesome - Good selection...More

Thank Adrian R
Reviewed 5 September 2017

The food was great, atmosphere was relaxing but when your waiter hands you the bill before everyone at the table has finished their meals AND without any of us having asked for the bill and, on top of that, giving you a bitter attitude after...More

Thank Cornelis W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We visited Java as a family with some added friends. The service was exceptional with friendly staff. The food was excellent - and we had a wide variety of meals including pizza and pasta. The ambience and vibe of Java makes it not only a...More

Thank Raasch2013
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

I was here with friends for lunch and a day later for diner. Both times the service and food where good.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 4 August 2017

advertised a special pasta evening on a Thursday - ordered three pastas, one good, two not tasty, no flavour and ingredients missing - did call the manager he replaced the pasta and apologised but really just felt like another number in the equation of apologies...More

Thank TulipGypsy
Fjooste, Manager at Java Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2017

Hi we always try to rectify any complaints, if possible can you let us know what pastas you ordered ? We have already addressed the waiters standing at the door so hopefully this will not happen again Regards

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Having been turned away from basic despite a reservation we were welcomed by Java. Good service with good vegetarian options but Roma penne slightly sweet but redeemed by a very good brownie! Would highly recommend. Great value.

Thank Phillip A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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