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Basic Bistro

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 883 3629
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“malay curry” (11 reviews)
“burger” (102 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
African, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
31 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 530 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

This place is something truly special. I have been coming here for years, and even after moving away from Stellenbosch, it is is the first place I visit or take people to whenever I return. Over the years, Basic has found a way to grow...More

Thank Abigail O
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Abigail! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoy it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 2 days ago

Basic bistro has the best food! My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed their home made fries/chips with home made aoli. Yum. They have the best selection of dishes - all wonderfully put together gourmet-style (but not too pricey) I had lovely pesto pasta with chicken...More

Thank Eliza H
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Eliza! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoy it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lovely little spot. Stopped for an early supper. Food was delicious. Service was really good. A definite must.

Thank Antony C
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely quaint spot on a rainy morning, friendly atmosphere Hearty breakfast, nice varied menu Good coffee

Thank Charlene J
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious - huge servings, great food. Lovely staff too. It had such a lovely atmosphere, and is really quirky inside. A great eat, and suitable for families too!

Thank Maddie P
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! Lucky to get the last available table at this busy place. The food was wholesome, plentiful and excellent value for money. The staff were young and experienced; great at their jobs. We had meze plate starter, 2xpasta, salad, cheesecake and affogato plus...More

Thank oli_ice
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for an early dinner, quick catch up between old friends. The staff was wonderfully informed about the menu, and the wine list. There was a hickup with an order but they quickly fixed the problem and handled the situation very well. Have been...More

Thank SG D
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious food and lovely vibe. The staff were friendly and professional. We really enjoyed our visit.

Thank Juliette P
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious food of high quality with good portion sizes, relaxing and warm ambience. Excellent service, and great character!

Thank Beverly S
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If I could eat breakfast here everyday I would! Service was great, food arrived really quickly despite the restaurant being very busy. Food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend!

Thank Sarisha_Govender
Rico W, General Manager at Basic Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi! Thanks so much for that great review! We are really happy that you enjoyed it here so much and we hope to see you again very soon! Yours in Cosy Goodness. Rico

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:30
Monday
07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:30
Thursday
07:30 - 21:30
Friday
07:30 - 21:30
Saturday
09:00 - 21:30
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
Description
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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