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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“malay curry” (16 reviews)
“pasta” (57 reviews)
“tequila chicken” (11 reviews)
Open Now
07:15 - 22:00 Hours
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We love going here on rainy days or sunny days... The burgers is good as is the curries. THank you for a great little place.

Date of visit: April 2012
Thank Miki_loveafrica
Reviewed 13 April 2012

Small place with a cosy terrace. Quality food and service. Nice atmosphere. Lamb Curry was fantastic. Service good. Recommended,

Date of visit: March 2012
Thank Biff-Maja
Reviewed 11 April 2012

Had a great lunch - a fabulous burger with cheese and peppercorn sauce and handmade crispy chips, and a chicken/butternut squash wrap. Both were yummy - and very good value. Iced coffee was very good - and enjoyed the location...watching the world go by! Will...More

1  Thank Lordpurple
Reviewed 14 March 2012

Basic is one of our regular eateries, it is an awesome little bistro. It can get very crowded at times, a testament to their popularity. Their burgers are worth the wait as is the lamb curry. My favourite dish is the Camemburger, and it never...More

Date of visit: December 2011
Thank Nakkiran
Reviewed 8 February 2012

Possibly the most reliable restaurant in Stellenbosch for work lunch or meeting friends in daytime. Their Chimchurri sauce on the burgers is a must. They have a short but sensible winelist, really good freshly ground coffee and efficient staff. They recently increased their prices quite...More

Date of visit: February 2012
Reviewed 27 January 2012

I have been coming to Basic Bistro for years and not only have they managed to maintain a high standard for service and food quality, the food prices have only increased slightly. A no fuss basic menu that is excellent value for money. If you...More

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank Iloveshoesalot
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We have been to this restaurant three times and we were never disappointed. Nice pasta, good hamburgers and the best cappuccino in Stellenbosch

Date of visit: January 2012
Thank Gdefijter
Reviewed 14 January 2012

Ate here two of the nights we stayed in Stellenbosch. Food was very good, had burgers one night and some seafood pasta dish another night. Friendly service and nice wine. Altogether pleasant little place.

Date of visit: October 2011
Thank Brecon123
Reviewed 30 October 2011

Decided to pop in for a quick breakfast en route to Franschhoek. The cafe was packed but we managed to get a table inside. Lovely atmosphere which was very homely. Cappuccinos were foamy and the coffee taste was pleasant. Ordered French toast and my partner...More

Thank Jasonleg
Reviewed 28 October 2011

Great little Bistro with a good menu, good food and good service. Great atmosphere and altogether good value for money. Limited space so recommend booking

Date of visit: October 2011
Thank Nomad2007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$14
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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
07:15 - 22:00
07:15 - 22:00
07:15 - 22:00
07:15 - 22:00
07:15 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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
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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