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Lust Bistro & Bakery Restaurant

Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 874 1456
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (51 reviews)
“bread” (36 reviews)
“pizza” (30 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
European, Contemporary, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great breakfast at Lust and it was the perfect start to our day. Delicious food, great service and it was the perfect day to dine outside on the patio. Great bakery with fresh breads or other delicious goodies!More

Thank ReseAnne
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear ReseAnne, Thank you so much for this fantastic feedback and taking the time to post it. We are happy to hear that it set the tone for the rest of your day, and got you off to a good start. Hope that we have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is very simple and functional. The wait staff is very attentive to your needs. The food I sent delicious! I would absolutely recommend that you come and select one of their delicious dishes to enjoy!More

Thank Jess602
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Jess, We love your fantastic review - thanks so much for taking the time to post it. We hope to welcome you back again and again, and that you will work your way through our entire a-la-carte menu as well as the daily chef's...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited twice on our recent visit to the Western Cape Winelands, once for a wine tasting in the most glorious setting overlooking the vineyard. Really friendly chap served us & was very knowledgable about the wines. Some of the best wines we tasted on our...More

Thank NicolaHanmer
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Nicola, Thanks so much for taking the time to let us (and everyone else reading our TripAdvisor reviews) know of your experience at Vrede en Lust as well as LUST Bistro and Bakery. It makes us happy that you chose to spend time with...More

Reviewed 8 September 2017

OK - I confess that I haven't had breakfast at every single spot in the Western Cape Winelands. However that any place that consistently serves up a better breakfast than Lust Bistro should and would a get a mention in Michelin and have people queuing...More

1  Thank gplk
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Wow - we are just so thankful for your kind compliments. Thank you so much. We are happy that you had a fantastic experience with us and hope that we have the opportunity to host you every time you visit the Winelands.

Reviewed 30 August 2017

We had a get together with old friend and dicided to have a early breakfast at Vrede en Lust. Just as the name says,,,it was quite and peaceful and so perfect. We had egg benedict,,,and whow ,,,how great was that .Everybody enjoyed their meals and...More

Thank WillemanEsme
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2017

Dear Willem and Esme, It is always great to read a positive review about either breakfast or lunch - but to find compliments on both in one single review has just put us over the moon :-) Thanks so much for letting us know about...More

Reviewed 26 August 2017

We had an early morning get together and the service and coffee are great, as always. Large area to sit inside or outside on a sunny day.

Thank Emarie B
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Dear Emarie B, Thanks so much for the review. Hope to welcome you back to LUST Bistro again soon.

Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

If after a hard day on the wine farms you want a really good gourmet sandwich, try this place. Weirdly the side salad normally just thrown on a plate, was spectacular on its own. Attached pic is my sandwich choice and it was amazing!!!More

Thank eddieca
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2017

Dear EddieCa, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor. It is always great to receive feedback. We've always prided ourselves on our sandwiches, knowing that we have such an advantage already because of the wild yeast loaves bakes in...More

Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Bit disappointed with the food My husbands burger was dry I had the seafood bisque - the portion was tiny although delicious Can definitely recommend the carrot cake that was superMore

Thank Charlene J
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Charlene, Many thanks for your visit and for the time in posting a review. Starting with the positive first - we are so glad you enjoyed the Carrot cake (which has been a favourite for the longest time now :-) ) as well as...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful setting, great ambiance and excellent food to boot. I visited with a very limited time to have lunch, i would loved to have stayed here all afternoon just soaking up the setting and watching the amazing food been served. Definitely the biggest...More

Thank Andrew S
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Dear Andrew, We are at a loss for words at all your compliments. How can we possibly tell you how much it means to all of us to hear this? It makes us forget every difficult day and harsh criticism with ease and a smile....More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

One of the best restaurants in cape town by far as I used to be a professional chef and take all my tourists there and they love It. Reasonable prices for the quality

1  Thank GreenCapetours
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Ah - GreenCapeTours - thanks so much for the fantastic post. This is a great feather in our cap and we are walking on Cloud 9 because of it. Hope to welcome you and your guests back very soon and frequently.

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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
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner R45 & Klapmuts Road | Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa (Formerly Lust)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 874 1456
  • E-mail
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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