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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/06/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/06/30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
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
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Healthy
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Validated Parking, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had brunch here on Saturday morning. The spot seems to be very popular with cyclists, so the service was a bit slow with lots of people coming and going. I enjoyed the omelette with pulled pork filling, while my friend settled for the blueberry...crumpets, which she enjoyed thoroughly. Any restaurant in this area has great views, and this one is no exception. There is ample outside seating, ideal for these beautiful sunny days in late autumn.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time we have been visiting LUST, what an amazing place, great food and coffee, place is warm and we had a great welcoming and was seated. The best was our waiter Simon, het mad us feel so welcome and gave us excellent service. Well...done Simon, the world needs more of you. We will surely visit the Bistro again.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Amazing food and service! Cosy, friendly atmosphere. Simon is a great waiter. Strongly recommend a visit here.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friend and myself decided to enjoy the Mother's Day lunch at Lust Bistro & Bakery. And what a treat it turned out to be. The service was warm, friendly and absolutely professional. The food was devine. About the main meal my friend said "totally...the best steak I've had in years!" and I fully concur with her. We will definitely come back to enjoy this gem.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had Mothers day lunch at this Amazing Awesome place. From arrival,we felt very special,everything was done with such passion and finesse. The food,need we say anything more than Exquisite Excellent Stunning!!!!!!!!!! Unbelievable,we arrived at 12 and left at 6,that should tell you everything. JP...even came to our table and enjoyed a glass of wine with us. Cake and Milktart to die for,Stunning 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 👏 This is Definitely one of the very best places in the area. Thank you very much JP and excellent team,your service and attention is brilliant,Brilliant!!!!!!! We are regulars now!!!!!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021 via mobile

We shared a family lunch for mother's day, and what a treat it was. From starters to mains enjoying good wine and a proper relaxed atmosphere we couldn't ask for anything better. The kids had a blast as there is a jungle gym for them...to enjoy and also options for them on the menu. Jp and his team definitely has something special to offer, bending over backwards to accommodate any request you can imagine. A must visit when in the area.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 May 2021

This was our second visit as a family and we have fallen in love with the place. The atmosphere is relaxing, food is amazing and the service top quality. Our recent visit was to celebrate my sissy’s birthday and the staff made it so special....Thanks Justine and Maritza!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 8 May 2021 via mobile

Had a wonderful delicious breakfast here. It's the second time in 2 months we've been here. Both times we've been served by the same waiter Simon. What a blessing he is. We'll be back for the fine food and service.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Lovely setting. Breakfast was delicious. There was one small item missing from the order and they very kindly gave us a complimentary (extremely delicious) brownie. Wonderful outing.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 30 April 2021

Beautiful Friday lunch with the family. Fantastic service from Simon & a bottle of our favourite Vrede & Lust Jess

Date of visit: April 2021
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gustavpreller
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Dear Gustav, Fantastic - we are looking forward to hosting you. It is best to book and this will also give you the opportunity to select a table on the terrace or indoors. We serve breakfast all day and we are open from... More
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lust Bistro & Bakery

Yes, Lust Bistro & Bakery offers takeaway services.

Yes, Lust Bistro & Bakery offers delivery services.

Yes, Lust Bistro & Bakery is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Lust Bistro & Bakery is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5