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Brunch Bliss: Stellenbosch’s Culinary Gems Unveiled

February 2024

There’s something magical about Stellenbosch in the morning—a town that wakes up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the promise of a delightful day ahead. For those who revel in the joy of going out and about for brunch, Stellenbosch unfolds as a haven of buzzing street cafes and wine farm eateries, each offering a unique culinary experience that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of this beautiful town.


In the heart of Stellenbosch, this small eatery is nestled between the oak trees at 43 Church Street.

From their locally sourced coffee & freshly baked pastries to their carefully curated menu offering
an array of authentic and heartwarming meals, the Meraki team aims to serve you with the same
love and passion that originally inspired the name.

The café offers you wonderful plates of simple, classic, fresh and seasonal food. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, early dinner, aperitivo hour and everything in between!

Brunch is served from 07h00 – 11h45
Visit their website for more info.

Fidders Republique

Republique is a specialty coffee shop in the heart of Stellenbosch. With a French flair in the ambiance and light snacks, Republique brings the artistry of coffee and tea to you. Join us for a cup of coffee from our Mod Bar or experiment with an alternative brew from our slow bar. We also offer loose-leaf tea, Macha and so much more. Come and meet our Baristas and enjoy relaxing in the beautiful space we created for you.

Open on Mondays to Fridays from 07h00 – 16h00 and Saturdays from 08h00 – 14h00. for speciality coffee and yummy toasties.
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96 Winery Road

96 Winery Road has been proudly perfecting winelands dining for the past 26 years. They certainly wear their title of “the Winelands Restaurant” with great pride. In the mornings, they serve freshly-brewed coffee and delectable breakfasts – including their sought-after stuffed croissants. 

Brunch is served till 11h00
Visit their website for more info.

Lievland Café

Enjoy a leisurely morning with friends and family at the Lievland Café. The breakfast menu includes a combination of classic and contemporary dishes, excellent coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice that are sure to leave you feeling satisfied and ready to conquer the day.

Brunch is served from 08h00 – 11h30
Visit their website for more info.

Klein Joostenberg | Joostenberg Bistro

Head chef Akram Apollis draws inspiration from the tradition of simple, generous, informal bistro dining, and strives to recreate the essence of un-fussy, good food in everything that he and his team prepare.

Seasonal menus change often, featuring flavoursome dishes made from scratch, using regional farm produce. Typical breakfast dishes include filled omelettes, French toast, charcuterie & local cheeses.

The atmosphere is relaxed and family friendly with a cosy fireplace in winter and a vine-shaded stoep overlooking the gardens to be enjoyed in the summer.

Brunch is served from 07h30 – 10h30
Visit their website for more information.

De Blaauwe Kitchen | Blaauwklippen Wine Estate

Down to earth with a rich history and winemaking tradition, Blaauwklippen is one of the oldest wine farms in Stellenbosch. Come and enjoy Italian-inspired cuisine by Chef Cucina di Giovanni in their newly renovated, cosy space. As always, the Blaauwklippen staff is available to suggest the perfect accompaniment to your meal as you relax.

Brunch (and Mimosas) are served from 08h00 – 11h00
Visit their website for more information.

Somerbosch Bistro

Somerbosch Bistro is set right in the heart of Stellenbosch’s countryside!

Sit down to scrumptious cuisine from their seasonal, a-là-carte menu or be spoilt with offers from their daily specialities. Open during the day & with views overlooking the beautiful mountains & vineyards, it makes for the ideal setting to relax with the whole family.

Brunch is served from 09h00 – 11h00
For more information, visit their website.

Postcard Café at Stark-Condé Wines

Postcard Cafe is named because of its’ picture perfect views, but also because of the diverse heritage of the owners of Oude Nektar farm, and guests who visit from all corners of the globe. Situated in the peaceful Jonkershoek Valley, home of Stark-Condé Wines, it is “as pretty as a postcard”. A variety of savoury and sweet dishes are served – breakfast, lunch, cakes, and desserts. The menu is diverse and dishes draw inspiration from several different cuisines.

Open daily from 08h00 – 16h00.
For more information, visit their website.

Lanzerac Deli

The very best in fresh and artisanal produce, the quaint Lanzerac Deli is a favourite breakfast and lunch destination amongst locals and tourists alike. Indulge in only the freshest breads, cakes and pastries (baked daily), aromatic coffees and a selection of South Africa’s finest charcuterie and cheeses used to create flavourful sandwiches and platters. These can all be enjoyed in the courtyard, beneath giant Oak trees or inside the cosy venue.

All-day breakfast!
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If buffet or continental style brunches are more your scene, we’ve got you covered with recommendations from establishments such as Oude Werf, The Stellenbosch Kitchen at Stellenbosch Hotel, Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs, Lanzerac Manor Kitchen just to name a view.

So, whether you’re a local brunch enthusiast or a visitor seeking the perfect morning indulgence, linger a little longer, savor the flavors, and let the charm of Stellenbosch’s brunch scene captivate your senses. Wake up to the enticing aroma of freshly brewed coffee and croissants in the heart of the winelands – a brunch lover’s paradise. Visit our website for more information on where to stay and make the most of your Stellenbosch experience.

Cheers to delightful brunches and unforgettable moments in this beautiful town!