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Lust Bistro & Bakery

Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
+27 21 874 1456
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (60 reviews)
“bread” (38 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Sunday breakfast in an exceptional setting. The service is outstanding, the food is delicious. They have a selection of artisan breads . Coffee is good, I can recommend the omelette, it was fluffy and delicious. This is an upmarket experience at reasonable prices . Lots...More

Thank Samantha P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We were six people for lunch time on a week day. Nice welcome, good food, we felt at ease. The terrace is a charming place. I recomend.

Thank VOYAGEUREPICURIEN
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to go for breakfast at Vrede en Lust. Friendly welcome and we were seated. It was so dirty under the table next to the skirting that could not put my handbag down. The food was good, we had omelettes. The waiting staff literally...More

Thank Paljas1976
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Paljas, We are happy to have had you visit us at LUST Bistro and sad to hear that you had less than a stellar experience, which is what we aim for every time for both tourists and local guests alike. The floor are scrubbed...More

Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

A really fabulous restaurant. Excellent food and service, Ntuthu took excellent care of us. The highlight for us was the delicious Gin and Lemon Sorbet Cocktail! The restaurant is on the stunning Vrede en Lust Wine Estate, so you also have stunning mountain views to...More

1  Thank Kimmysa
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Kimmy, Thanks for your fantastic review and mention of Ntuthu (who is still smiling bu the way :-) We are happy to read that you enjoyed our Gin Float with local craft gin and homemade Indian Lemon Sorbet. We like to think that it...More

Reviewed 12 January 2018 via mobile

Amazing service, excellent food . It was a pleasure to be serviced by the efficient waiter, JP de Wet. Johan de Wet- very efficient waiter.

Thank Alessia O
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Alessia Happy to hear that you had a positive experience at LUST Bistro & Bakery. Thank you for taking time to write a review! Regards Susan

Reviewed 10 January 2018

We had a light meal at Lust Bistro in between farm visits on the Wine Tram. The service was quick and the food delicious and freshly baked/made. The outdoor seating under the trees offers a welcome reprieve when hot.

Thank Audrey H
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Dear Audrey, Thank you for your visit and your kind compliments. Hope to welcome you back again very soon for a leisurely lunch under the trees (if you join us this summer still), or next to the fire if you come and visit in winter.

Reviewed 9 January 2018

Our meal and service were impecable. The relaxed yet contempory vibe of this bistro is delightful. Delicious meals, artisinal breads and pizza is authentic and honest. Our waitron Ntuthu is one of the most professional and friendly Franschoek has to offer. Book your table there...More

Thank michellejC119HX
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Dear Michelle, You should just imagine how proud we are as a result your kind compliments. We can think of no higher accolade than authenticity and honesty. Hope to have you back at LUST Bistro very soon again.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

The Bistro is on the Vrede and Lust wine estate outside Franschoek and well worth a visit. A lovely tasting centre with stunning views over the vineyards with the magnificent mountain backdrop is the perfect place to taste and savour some excellent wines. Afterwards enjoying...More

Thank DPP_11
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear DPP_11, Thanks so much for this glowing review. We are rather partial to the location and view as well ;-) Hope to welcome you back again soon, and have you linger for more than just a couple of hours next time.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

The food and service at Lust Bistro & Bakery were excellent! Our waitress, Jenny, was attentive throughout. The food for all 8 seated at out table was delivered simultaneously and it was absolutely delicious. Definitely a place to re-visit!

Thank Abie777
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Abie777, It was our pleasure to host your table and once Jenny was shown this review she smiled very broadly (in true Jenny-style). Thanks for letting us know. Looking forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

My family and I stopped here for breakfast. I had the croissant gratin with avocado and smoked salmon and the blueberry smoothie. They were both delicious and the service was attentive and swift. We will be returning!

Thank rosieh1991
JP_LustBistro, Owner at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2018

Dear Rosieh1991, It is always such a pleasure to hear that someone found both the food and the service outstanding. Hope to welcome you back again soon.

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic
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: Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa (Formerly Lust)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 874 1456
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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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