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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
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (61 reviews)
“bread” (40 reviews)
“pizza” (32 reviews)
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CUISINES
Contemporary, Healthy, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Intersection of R45 and Simondium-Klapmuts Roads | Simondium, Franschhoek 7680, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 278 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast here as part of our accommodation package, have never tried fried capers before - loved them! Really like the cosy modern interior space too.

Thank BronwynG108
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were a group of 4, we tried the platter, tuna salad, lamb curry and line fish and everything was delicious. No complaints. Their brownie is also very good. Would definitely recommend Lust Bistro & Bakery!!

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

Hi Courtney Thank you for the great review and for mentioning the variety of delicious food as well as our tasty brownies! Thank you for the recommendation - looking forward to welcoming you back at LUST soon! Regards JP & LUST Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After a few hours of wine tasting we decided to try out Lust bakery for a quick bite. We kept it simple and just ordered a pizza which was just amazing! Fresh pizza, crispy on the edges, just stunning! Highly recommended.

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

Hi chefIpad Thank you for the great review and for emphasising and recommending the crispy and stunning pizzas! Regards JP& LUST Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from an incredible wedding at Vrede en Lust. The food was catered by Lust Bistro and Cafe and I can sincerely say it was the best I’ve experienced. The quality and variety of the canapés made the wait during photos a...More

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

Hi ExMulletboy Thank you for the detailed feedback on your experienced with LUST Bistro & Bakery when attending a wedding on the farm! Thank you for mentioning the great service, friendly staff, variety of food offerings as well as the owner's generosity! Regards JP &...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for breakfast on our way to wine tasting. The breakfast was very tasty. Good value for money and the tranquil setting was so peaceful. Staff were very friendly. The menu had something for everybody. The coffee was excellent!

1  Thank Marisha2015
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Marisha2015 Thank you for writing a review on your great breakfast experience at LUST Bistro & Bakery! and for mentioning the excellent coffee and friendly staff! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Regards JP & LUST Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent light lunch of fish cakes. Exquisitely fresh and tasty and beautifully presented in the Lust bistro. The venue is fantastic with lots going on, including live music, in the midst of a magnificent estate under the mountains.

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

Hi PeterB Thank you for reviewing on your fresh and tasty lunch experience at LUST Bistro & Bakery! Also, thank you for mentioning the live music and special scenery! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Regards JP & LUST Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food the menu offers a simple but well thought out selection - no one was disappointed each dish was well presented with excellent service - enjoyed superb wine - finally took home a loaf of great bread from the bakery.

Thank Funinstore
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Funinstore Thank you for taking time to write a detailed review and for mentioning the great food, excellent service, freshly baked bread and superb wine! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

On our visit at Lust chef JP accommodated and surprised my daughter with a lovely vegan dish. He also gave her an extra helping to take home. She loved the personalised meal. Very friendly staff indeed!!

Thank MarlizeV15
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Marlize Thank you for taking time to write a great review and for mentioning the personalised touches by chef JP Smith! Looking forward to seeing you again soon! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery Team

Reviewed 20 August 2018

To the Manager & Staff of Lust Restaurant, Vrede & Lust. Allow me the opportunity to thank you for a fantastic experience at your restaurant on Saturday, 18 August. My mother turned 90 and we could not have chosen a better venue to celebrate her...More

Thank Lucille_Fester
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Hi Lucille Thank you for taking time to write this great review on your experience at LUST Bistro & Bakery! Thank you for mentioning the fantastic service, hospitality and Justine's attention to detail and planning! We love making our customer's birthdays extra special and memorable!...More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

As breakfast was part of the package while staying at Vrede & Lust, we had breakfast here two days in a row. Service and food was great and special requests were accomodated.

Thank Stuart P
Susan F, Digital Marketer at Lust Bistro & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Hi Stuart Thank you for the great review and for mentioning the great food and service! Warm Regards The LUST Bistro & Bakery 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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