eateries in Stellenbosch Town
The vibey and beautiful University town of Stellenbosch is only a 10 to 15-minute drive from Banhoek Lodge. This is a great area to eat out in as the town boasts dozens of charming eateries, wine bars and gelaterias. If you’re looking for good food and a good vibe we’d recommend the following central Stellenbosch eateries.
A local favourite, this vibey bistro and beer house offers an extensive and varied menu. Try the Patagonian Calamari, the gourmet Prego rolls, the famous steak and the Bratwurst Tapas to name just a few. This is also a great venue for a hearty morning fry-up.
The Meeting Place
This small and personable café, located in central Stellenbosch, under the ancient oaks of Dorp Street, offers breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks. It’s also a great place to work remotely offering lightning-fast Wi-Fi and some of the best coffee in Stellenbosch.
This trendy chain eatery is great option for handcrafted pizzas, grills and burgers. It’s also a popular spot for after work drinks with friends and colleagues boasting a fantastic vibe, especially on weekends.
Located in a heritage building dating back to the late 1700s, De Akker is Stellenbosch’s oldest licensed pub. The name “De Akker” means “acorn” in Afrikaans and refers to the many oaks that line picturesque Church Street in Stellenbosch, which is often referred to as “The City of Oaks”. In this character-filled pub you will find good food, a wide selection of drinks and a great atmosphere.
Hudson’s Burger Joint
Serving what are probably the most famous gourmet burgers in South Africa, Hudson’s is an American inspired diner with a contemporary twist, serving craft burgers and beers, pizzas, salads, ribs, vegan dishes, milkshakes and more.
This classic and affordable Italian eatery is located on Dorp Street in Stellenbosch in a charming Cape Dutch building which terrace’s come alive with fairy lights at night. Enjoy a wide selection of starters, pizzas and pastas.
This family run Italian restaurant in Dorp Street in Central Stellenbosch has been serving great Italian food since 1983. The Mazza family offers an extensive menu ranging from light meals to traditional Italian mains as well as excellent pizzas and pastas.