Basic Bistro

  • Stellenbosch, Western Cape
  • Bistro, Breakfast, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Continental, Fusion, International, Light Meals, Seafood, Traditional, Vegetarian, Wine bar
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
  • 31 Church Street, Stellenbosch
    (between Ryneveld & Andringa Streets) and almost opposite Ouwe Werf

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That cosy restaurant right in the heart of Stellenbosch. We have been making locals and strangers feel at home for many years...

Basic Bistro is cosy restaurant right in the heart of Stellenbosch. We have been making locals and strangers feel at home for many years, with a dedicated focus on using quality ingredients to prepare all meals while setting a comfortable and intimate atmosphere for our guests.


We focus on creating Gourmet Burgers, Bountiful Pasta Dishes, Flavoursome Lamb Curry, Matured Steak and Espresso Based Coffees of International Standard.  We also pride ourselves in a finely selected and intimate wine list that ranges from ‘Easy Drinking’ to ‘Connoisseur Wines’.

Cool down with a White Wine Cocktail, Iced Coffee or Real Fruit Pulp Milkshake topped with whipped cream. Or perhaps calm down with a pot of High Mountain Tea, produced by the tea experts at Nigiro.

Have a romantic evening in the corner or invite your friends for a Burger and Craft beer  – whatever you do, we hope to make you feel right at home.

Who's Cooking?

Our African Cooks Photo

Our African Cooks

At Basic we rely on the skillfull hands of our African Cooks to produce the hearty meals you will find at our little family bistro. The quality of food you experience is the result of a massive amount of passion and commitment from the owner and management of Basic Bistro - all sharing a common passion: A relaxed yet suprisingly delicious true bistro dining experience! We source quality local produce to make all our dishes fresh on the spot - and to us the key is taste: we taste our dishes regularly, and if it's not up to standard, we jump in the kitchen immediately. 

We hope to give all our guests a fabulous experience here, and we truly hope you will end up feeling part of our family...

Our Must Try Meals!

  • The Burger Meester

    Pure 180g Steak Mince Patty with Caramelized Onions, Cheddar Sauce, Fresg Rocket, Blue Cheese Crumbs and Dukkah sprinkled over the top. Served with Crispy Chips and a Crisp Salad

  • Prawn, Half-Mussels & Calamari Stew

    With a Creamy Blackpepper Sauce & Basmati Rice

  • 300g Sirloin Steak

    With Black Pepper Sauce, Chips & Vegetables

  • Traditional Cape Lamb Curry

    Mild Curry with Vegetables & Basmati Rice

  • The Summer Wrap

    With Chicken Strips, Avo, Cherry Tomatoes and light Mayo Vinaigrette

Facilities

Cost Per Head : R100+

  • Cuisine : Bistro, Breakfast, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, Continental, Fusion, International, Light Meals, Seafood, Traditional, Vegetarian, Wine bar
  • Ambience : Bustling, Relaxed
  • Dress : Casual
  • Reservations
    Reservations
  • Outside Area
    Outside Area
  • Smoking
    Smoking
  • Corkage
    Corkage
  • Aircondition
    Aircondition
  • Generator
    Generator

Credit Cards Accepted

  • Diners Club
    Diners Club
  • Debit Card
    Debit Card
  • VISA
    VISA
  • Mastercard
    Mastercard
  • SnapScan
    SnapScan

Map

31 Church Street, Stellenbosch
(between Ryneveld & Andringa Streets) and almost opposite Ouwe Werf