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Lust Bistro & Bakery

Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 874 1456
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (67 reviews)
“pizza” (36 reviews)
“bread” (42 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

From the moment we arrived (Pre-booked corporate function) to the moment we left, the service was excellent and we received a warm welcome. The Highlight of our lunch was the delicious food and well paired wine tasting. This is a must-do in the Winelands and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank KimduplessisTTS
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ambience is just perfect. The food and wine are beyond reproach. Every mouthful is a taste bud experience. Wines are as good as they get !!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank drreg2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

We recently had our year-end function at Lust Bistro & Bakery and thanks to Justine and the rest of the staff it was a great success. High quality food and awesome wine in a picture perfect setting.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AndreadJ2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My aunt celebrated her birthday with 21 of her closest girlfriends. The food was great, as was the champagne. Service was attentive, for example as soon as they saw us taking presents out to the car they were quick to offer assistance. I would definitely...More

Thank lizvanrensburg
Reviewed 1 week ago

What an extraordinary event... not just because it was our wedding reception, but because of the team at LUST Bistro & Bakery who gave us world-class service! From the moment, we approached LUST to host our wedding reception, right through to the end we received...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank EstherGeldenhuys
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Esther and Arno, We are so thankful for letting us share in this momentous celebration in your life. We loved having you and your guests at LUST - and your specificity in what you needed made our jobs easy. Thank you for writing such...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had limited time but a big hunger when we went into Lust the other morning. JP ( Jean Paul) looked after us so well and understood our need to be served quickly. Plenty of goegous coffee, awesome breakfast, so much choice ......Lust remains a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sue and Sjaak A
Susan F, Digital Merketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sue and Sjaak A Thank you for choosing LUST for breakfast and for mentioning chef JP's hospitality, the good quality and great coffee! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Regards JP & LUST Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delightful experience at Lust Bistro & Bakery. The waitress was fantastic! She was knowledgeable, quirky and made great recommendations. The food and wine results in delightful noises of satisfaction. The scenery and atmosphere at the restaurant are beautiful! One note, the bathrooms...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mine_c353
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi mine_c353 Thank you for writing a great review on your experience at LUST and for mentioning the great and knowledgable service received! Also, thank you for elaborating on the beautiful scenery and atmosphere! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Regards JP & LUST...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our stay at Vrede en Lust we ate at the Lust Bistro & Bakery 7 times, 5 breakfast and 2 lunch. Each experience was exactly the same, absolutely awesome. The staff that work there are friendly and very helpful and go out of their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank WadeT38
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi WadeT38 Thank you for visiting LUST during your stay on the estate and for mentioning our friendly and helpful staff as well as the high quality and tasty food! Chef JP definitely has a special touch! Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing bakery, deli with a magnificent setting and beautiful veranda. Menu is delightful and has all the options you could require. Staff are friendly. Food was scrumptious. A definite must do when in the area!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SweetPiment0
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi SweetPimnet0 Thank you for the five-star review and for mentioning the amazing bakery, delightful menu and scrumptious food! Also, thank you for elaborating on the beautiful setting! See you again soon for another favourable LUST experience! Regards JP & LUST Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food and atmosphere are always lively here. The dishes are always creative and delicious with very interesting combinations. The staff are friendly and helpful too and Jain-Paul our waiter was super!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank QueenQuisine
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi QueenQuisine Thank you for the five star review and for your loyal support! Also, thank you for mentioning the lively atmosphere, delicious dishes and helpful staff! See you soon! Regards JP & LUST Team

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gustavpreller
19 June 2018|
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Response from JP_LustBistro | Property representative |
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Takeout, Reservations, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic
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 - 22:00
Saturday
07:30 - 22:00
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
  • 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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