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Thai Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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20 Plein Street | Simonsplein Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 886 7000
11:30 - 23:30
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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148 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Service was super speedy! This was a great place for lunch --sitting outside and enjoying some spicy food. Excellent veggie choices. Wait staff were very knowledgeable about the menu -- and gave good recommendations. All in all, a good experience!

Thank Kriss B
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,986 reviews
1,113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3,781 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After three nights of fine dining, we fancied something spicy, so drove to Stellenboch for a Thai meal, after seeing their good reviews. We ordered our food Thai style, which is exactly what we got, spicy!! The portions are huge & we definitely over ordered, but the food was really good. Friendly service & a decent price too.

Thank Leedsaway67
Brussels, Belgium
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Delicious and authentic Thai food served in a casual atmosphere. We went as a couple for lunch on our visit to Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Menu had typical Thai dishes which were served with rice or noodles. They were four different kinds of soups printed on the laminated Menu card. I had a tasty crispy duck with oyster sauce which... More 

Thank Mara M
Apple Valley, California
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65 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Located across from the library, this little restaurant was just what we needed for a quick, but pleasant meal, after a long day of sight seeing. The waitress was friendly and the food pleasingly presented.

Thank George H
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Thai Cafe Stellenbosch is consistently excellent, and in a different division to other Thai Cafes I visit regularly in Cape Town. Cudos to the chefs!

Thank Tony F
Somerset West, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Food is really great and selection of wine is good. Our friendly waiter, Memory, was a big plus. Second time she waits on us and feels like family now when she greeted us at the door. Also, it's lovely to sit in the big courtyard at the back. Beautiful setting.

Thank AlwaysAretha
Heidelberg, South Africa
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Every time I visit my son in Stellenbosch I have to eat at the Thai Cafe. Its very good value, the food is delicious (and as with most Thai food, you never have to wait long for it!) and the staff are very friendly. Definitely highly recommended! I'm a vegetarian too, and there are so many delicious options....

Thank 714Lesley
Cape Town, South Africa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Fantastic Thai! Love the red curry here - one of the best places to eat with generous portions in Stellenbosch.

Thank bikerman98
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I loved the food and it is so flavourful and tasty. Its authentic Thai and I would recommend the Cashew Nut chicken in mild to medium. I also had some beef dish and the meat is soft and tender and tasty. Definitely a go-to restaurant. Its more for light meals and the setup very casual. Im not sure if they... More 

Thank Charlalaaa
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

There is a restaurant for each occasion. After a long and cold day in Stellenbosch, I could ask for nothing better than a bowl of Green Curry at Thai Café. The cost environment and friendly service only made the experience better. What a treat. (Meals are priced between R60 and R140. And the food offers good value for money.)

Thank WGreyvenstein

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Plein Street | Simonsplein Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 886 7000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?