I hope you’ve all been enjoying the Stellenbosch series this week! I’ve featured five of my favourite places but of course there are so many incredible places in and around this town that I thought I’d ask some real Stellenboschers (yes, I made that word up) for some insider tips and who better to ask than some of the lovely people I featured this week.
Favourite breakfast or coffee spot: Mill coffee house
Best for lazy lunches: De oewer with it’s lovely river scenery
Fave spot for dinner: Basic Bistro
Fave wine farm: Uva Mira – fantastic views
A Stellenbosch insider’s tip: HAYASHI!! Best sushi in town, VERY reasonably priced!
Favourite breakfast or coffee spot: We only get one morning off a week (Sunday) and if we do get round to going out for breakfast we may find ourselves at De Oude Bank Bakkerij. We love Fritz’s bread (we use his rustique and sourdough at Nook) and the coffee is great. Breakfast for me usually consists of his chocolate bread stick! We try to go early though as it can get too busy after 10am.
Best for lazy lunches: If I could afford it I would eat more at Overture, especially lunch on a weekend. The view is incredible, the food is great, and with a five course menu including surprise extras we could easily spend 3 hours there. A new place which we have yet to visit but am sure would be brilliant for weekend lunch is The Table at De Meye Wine Farm. The philosophy here is “slow food”.
Fave spot for dinner: Genki Sushi in De Wet Centre is one of our solid favourites. This is where I discovered the revelation that is a bowl full of sea salted endemame beans.
The Farmer’s Daughter says…
Favorite breakfast or coffee spot: De Oude Bank Bakkerij
Best for lazy lunches: Nook Eatery
Fave spot for dinner: Casparus
Fave wine farm: Stark-Condé Wines because of Postcard Cafe in Jonkershoek Valley
A Stellenbosch insider’s tip:
* The designermarket, The Hearth Fair, trading every first and last Saturday of the month in Dorp Street
* Pizza evenings every Wednesday and Saturday with live music at De Oude Bank Bakkerij
Any other Stellenbosch tips/info/places to go…
* Park your car and walk the streets or rent a Johnny Loco bike and ride it out
* Drostdy Antiques in Dorp Street
Thanks to Nook, Okasie and The Farmer’s Daughter for your ideas and input! There are definitely a few spots that I had never had heard of and can’t wait to try them out!