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Cafe BonBon

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Excelsior Road | La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2679
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08:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

We booked Cafe Bon Bon for my daughter's wedding in January for nearly 70 people. The ceremony was held outside on the lawn in front of the restaurant terrace and the wedding breakfast inside the main accommodation. Everything about this place was outstanding. All the arrangements went to plan and the food was exceptional and plentiful. We could not fault... More 

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Thank robjhou
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On one of the hottest days the manager offered us an indoor seating under aircon and we had an awesome time enjoying fantastic food and excellent service. I had a curry lambs pie which was devine and my friends enjoyed their food with equal measure. Don't be alarmed if you hear a cock crowing next to you....Hendrik is the local... More 

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Thank Hennie H
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

After walking out of the Country Kitchen ( don't go) we headed over to our old favorite, Cafe Bon Bon. Chalk and cheese. As always friendly staff, happy team and good food. Perfect table under the oaks with good friends and amazing setting. Thanks to Arthur and his team ( Arthur free bottle of wine after the amount of times... More 

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Thank CGI6301
Franschhoek, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took friends to this lovely place for breakfast, and from being greeted at the gate by the lovely gatekeeper, and driving up the beautiful driveway, then being able to park under the trees, the entire morning was a delight. The staff were really helpful and fun, and the food was very good, everyone enjoyed what they had, and my... More 

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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Popped in for breakfast - the Eggs Benedict Royale and the Courgette Fritters was what we had. The chefs certainly know how to put flavours together. Added to the fact that all their breads and pastries are home made (sorry for the carb feee people) and home made hams and preserves (pawpaw chutney!) just adds to the experience. Great coffee... More 

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Thank Lester J
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great lunch - friendly staff. Not sure why the canopy is so sensative- nice breeze but that caused the canopy to move back inwards then the manager had to come had press a button to sen the canopy back out to shade us from the heat! Surely its got an over ride button on!

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Thank Ilkleygirl
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The setting was peaceful and picture prefect. The menu was clear and convincing. The service was focused on satisfying us the customer. The dishes served were visually enticing and a perfect balance for our palettes. The house wines were of a quality comparable to more noble vintages. In short, a worthy stop to be repeated again and again!

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Thank babarrb
Port Appin, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here twice during our recent holiday. The first time was absolutely fab (we were part of a cycling group) and we returned as a couple. We both ordered the same starter on both occasions but on the second time the avocado salad lacked any avocado! When we pointed this out after the meal the chef came to... More 

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Thank devonhall
Ilkley
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a mystery why new buyers pay top dollar for a successful place, change the staff and menu and expect instant success. Even the cock has gone.... Not working yet, but hopefully will get back on course. The location remains one of the best in the valley.

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Thank SeanIlkley
MatLJ, Owner at Cafe BonBon, responded to this review

Dear Sean We actually paid in South African Rands more than 12 years ago. It was not a going concern at the time, except for the fruit farming. Staff do change over the years, some move on, some pass away, some decide to retire. As for poor Hendrik the rooster, he was getting on in life and passed away, sadly.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always make a point of lunch at Cafe Bon Bon when we are in Franschhoek.The extremely high standards are maintained year after year.

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Thank Paul B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Excelsior Road | La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2679

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