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Lust Bistro & Bakery

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Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 874 1456
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (64 reviews)
“bread” (40 reviews)
“pizza” (33 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

This place is part of the Vrede En Lust vineyard and is a great place to have breakfast before you start a hard day of wine tasting. Recommend you try the eggs benedict or one of the omelettes which are both excellent. Added bonus is...More

Thank leslie1667
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Hi Leslie1667 Happy to hear that you had a great breakfast experience at our Bistro! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Most inattentive service experience to date - haphazard and unorganised. You will need lots of patienceMore

Thank ZA_Mark
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Dear Mark, I am sorry that you received anything less than stellar service. It would greatly help me if you would take a couple of minutes to send me an email (jp@lustbistro.com) with some more information. Please accept my apologies and I hope to hear...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

For the last three years a group of friends - 14 - have celebrated their birthdays every quarter at this restaurant and never had a bad experience. Sadly today the food was good but the service was very bad. The waitress was very inexperienced or...More

Thank SandraMaartens
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Dear SandraMaartens, It saddens me that I have to respond to a review like this, however context is necessary for any reader. Additionally it might provide you with some perspective once you've taken a break from poking complete strangers in the chest...:-) (Incidentally - you'll...More

Reviewed 28 March 2018

We visited Lust for lunch whilst on the Franschhoek wine tram. Unfortunately the food took a little longer than expected to arrive and we had to rush our lunch to make the tram. The build your own sandwich concept was fun and the sandwiches were...More

Thank MLou228
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Dear MLou, Thank you for your review and the visit. We will be sure to have another Gin Float on standby ;-) Hope to welcome you back again in the near future or next trip to South Africa. Best JP

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Used the Bistro a couple of times whilst staying next door for a wedding over a weekend. The quality was excellent and all of the party felt the same. Will definitely be back.

Thank tommc666
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Hi Tomm! Thank you for sharing your experience at LUST Bistro & Bakery on TripAdvisor. Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards Susan

Reviewed 8 March 2018

My husband and I visited the Lust bistro twice during our 3 night stay in Franschoek. We were doing a late afternoon wine tasting at Vrede en lust, but decided to order some pizza for take away before doing the tasting. Placing the order was...More

Thank NikkiSewpersad
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Hi Nikki! We are happy to hear that our staff and service met your needs & expectations! Looking forward to welcoming you back to LUST Bistro & Bakery! Thank you for taking time to review our restaurant. Warm Regards Susan

Reviewed 8 March 2018

Lovely Brunch with friends. Excellent homemade bread and it is perfect to be able to choose your own filling. Staff very obliging and always smiling. After you have eaten you can go into the Winery which has breathtaking view of the mountains. A lovely picture...More

Thank millicLeyland
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Hi! Thank you for the positive response! Looking forward to seeing you again soon at LUST Bistro & Bakery! Warm Regards Susan

Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Sunday breakfast in an exceptional setting. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious. They have a selection of artisan breads . Coffee is good, I can recommend the omelette, it was fluffy and delicious. This is an upmarket experience at reasonable prices . Lots...More

Thank Samantha P
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hi Samantha Thank you for the good review. We do take pride in catering to our customer's needs the best way we can. Looking forward to seeing you again soon at LUST Bistro & Bakery. Warm Regards Susan

Reviewed 16 February 2018

We were six people for lunch time on a week day. Nice welcome, good food, we felt at ease. The terrace is a charming place. I recomend.

Thank VOYAGEUREPICURIEN
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi there! Thank you for the positive review! Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Regards Susan

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We decided to go for breakfast at Vrede en Lust. Friendly welcome and we were seated. It was so dirty under the table next to the skirting that could not put my handbag down. The food was good, we had omelettes. The waiting staff literally...More

Thank Paljas1976
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Dear Paljas, We are happy to have had you visit us at LUST Bistro and sad to hear that you had less than a stellar experience, which is what we aim for every time for both tourists and local guests alike. The floor are scrubbed...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 17:00
Thursday
07:30 - 17:00
Friday
07:30 - 17:00
Saturday
07:30 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa (Formerly Lust)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 874 1456
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Description
There is nothing like a familiar welcome to create an atmosphere of warmth, a sense of coming home and of good things prepared with love. The Lust Bistro & Bakery enfolds you with that feeling of belonging that fills up your senses with satisfaction. Cradled in the folds of the peaceful Vrede en Lust wine estate in Franschhoek, the Lust Bistro & Bakery entices one's surroundings with the tantalising aromas of freshly baked artisan bread - imaginative creations of Jean Pierre Smith, patron chef and baker extraordinaire whose lunchtime chalkboard presents a constantly intriguing invitation of discovery. From breakfast to late lunch, there is something for everyone: salads crisp with dew-fresh seasonal garden produce, cakes just out the oven, cheese and charcuterie platters boasting South African specialities, mouthwatering chicken and beef dishes all exquisitely presented. The Lust Bistro & Bakery is definitely an experience you do not want to miss.
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