The Basic Bistro, Stellenbosch

The Basic Bistro: Breakfast in the winelands

Church Street, Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch before the heat of the day is an amazing place in summer – the green trees lining the streets, the feeling of history around you … and many a place to eat breakfast!

Today we chose a little place called “The Basic Bistro” on Church Street. I had heard of it from a friend of mine. Someone also recommended Java, which I am sure to get to on another trip out to Stellenbosch / Somerset West.

It was a gorgeous morning and the streets were quiet. We decided to site outside and enjoy the freshness of the day and the green around us.

Fishy Norwegian Croissant with scrambled egg and salmon

Approached by our server, we put our tea orders in. Looking through The Basi Bistro menu, I was tossing and turning between one of the omelettes with a wide selection of my own choice of fillings (ham, black mushrooms, fried banana, rocket, cheeses, avo etc) or having one of their croissants with interesting names:

  • Fishy Norwegian with salmon, scrambled eggs and rocket
  • Surfer with salmon, feta and rocket
  • Marie Antoinette with hummus, bacon, mozzarella cheese and rocket
  • Monet’s Monkey with bacon, friend banana and mozzarella cheese
  • Napoleon with savoury mince, basil and mozzarella

Marie Antoinette croissant with hummus, bacon and mozzarella

My Gran opted for the Fishy Norwegian and I partook of the Marie Antoinette, which I found delicious with the hummus addition!

We ended off with a cappuccino each (delicious) and went for a stroll around Stellenbosch city centre. I can recommend the Village Museum tour of 4 of the old houses which were built and decorated between 1700 and 1850.

Contact details:
The Basic Bistro
31 Church Street
Tel: 021 883 3629

Opening times:
Mon – Fri: 07h00 to 22h00
Sat – Sun: 09h00 to 22h00


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