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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“malay curry” (13 reviews)
“tequila chicken” (10 reviews)
“pasta” (47 reviews)
Open Now
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
African, European, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 638 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Initially we tried to get a last minute dinner reservation but they were already booked for the night and we were leaving the next day. As we walked away we decided why not stay and have a late lunch..... so glad we did! We saw...More

Thank rayankfan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Small, busy quaint restaurant in the heart of Stellenbosch, excellent curry and burgers and great service. Took our guests from China for an authentic dinner as they were fed up with the tourist spots! This was perfect and true to the name Basic Bistro styled,...More

Thank StudioT3
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Thanks so much for that heartfelt review! We really appreciate your feedback and we are happy that you enjoyed our curry and burgers!! Watch this space for new dishes coming soon! Cosy regards and safe travels! Rico

Reviewed 6 days ago

Tried out this little place on Church Street in Stellenbosch. It had a very nice atmosphere, the food was good and there were live street performers who put on quite a show for us! Definitely a good spot for date night!

Thank PieterVanTonder360
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Pieter Thanks for your review online! We really appreciate your feedback and we hope to see you again very soon! Watch this space for new dishes coming soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great meal here on the portico with beet/squash/feta/ greens salad. The main was a seafood sauce with Basmati rice. I indulged for desert with a rich chocolate cake with ice cream but I earned it after a great hike in the mountains....More

Thank Rodbender7429
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello! Thanks so much for that fabulous review! We are glad you enjoyed what we have to offer here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The friendly staff are always on hand to bring your favorite cup of coffee. The menu offers a wide variety with something for everyone. My personal favorites are the lamb burger and the pasta pancetta, but there are loads to try.

Thank 147colinl
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! Thanks so much for that thoughtful review! We are glad you enjoyed what we have to offer here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Safe travels! Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a really mouthwatering steak or the best Cape Malay curry, try Basic Bistro in Church street. Friendly and helpful waiters (Danielle) warm atmosphere and great wines at very reasonable prices. Will recommend and be back.

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

Thanks so much for the review Ivan! Hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had a chicken burger that came with a side of chips. The chips are thin slices of potato (look like crisps) that came with a sweet seasoning that was beautiful. The burger was delicious and the whole meal cost less than R300. Phenomenal value...More

Thank alexpaddy
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Thanks so much for that fabulous review - we really appreciate it! Wishing you safe travels and hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food, the service, the prices, the atmosphere, everything. We've been in Stellenbosch for 2 days and we had dinner twice in here and breakfast twice as well. My favorite dish was the Asian chicken with rice noodles but everything was delicious.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for that fabulous review - we really appreciate it! Wishing you safe travels and hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

My husband deciding to take me to this cute bistro for breakfast on our day off. It was rather special as it felt like we somewhere overseas as we sat outside which is right on the sidewalk. We had a lovely breakfast and the service...More

Thank Laura M
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

This is my absolute favorite breakfast spot in the entire Stellenbosch! The service is always friendly (albeit sometimes slow) and I can never fault their food! The coffee is always amazing. I can not get enough of this place!

Thank Marelize V
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Hi Thanks so much for your great review of Basic Bistro! We are happy that you enjoyed it here and we sincerely hope to see you again very soon! Cosy regards Rico Wessels

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 14
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
7:15 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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