A relaxing lunch in Stellenbosch

Stellenbosch is known for its wineries, restaurants and its culture. It’s no wonder so many people flock to the town for a weekend getaway, a day trip, or for travels from overseas.

Getting a car hire and driving out to Stellenbosch is a great way to explore this beautiful part of our country. The town has a long history and is gorgeous with the old oak trees that line the streets.

The area is also famous for sporting activities like Mountain biking, Cycling, Trail running, hiking, and many more. 

But where do you go when you want a relaxing lunch in Stellenbosch? With so many choices, it can seem hard to choose! From vineyard restaurants to street cafes, Stellenbosch is filled with good food and new food experiences.

Here are four of my favourites to check out:

Delaire Graff

This wine estate has some of the best food you will taste in our beautiful country, with fresh ingredients picked from their garden. The food is fresh and top quality.

The views are superb, and the service has been rated as some of the best—definitely a great place to have lunch.

Java Cafe

Suppose you are looking for something a little more relaxed. There is just a place for you in the heart of Stellenbosch. Java Cafe is a cafe on the streets of central Stellenbosch. With the oak trees surrounding you and the atmosphere around you – this is the best place to spend your lunchtime for a burger, pizza or even a salad.

The Fat Butcher

Do you like steak? A perfectly cooked piece of beef that melts in your mouth, or maybe you prefer a well-aged sirloin. Either way, the Fat Butcher is the place for you! With a two week waiting period for reservations, the restaurant is superb. They source some of the best meat in the city and have the chefs required to make them sing. 


On the foothills of the Helderberg mountains, this stunning restaurant sits on the Hidden Valley wine farm. The chefs draw their inspiration from their mothers’ recipes and their early food memories. The restaurant serves some exquisite South African cuisine that will transport you to another world! The Restaurant also boasts some stunning views!

Next time you’re in Stellenbosh and hungry, at least you have a few options to choose from. And especially after a day trip with the Adventure shop, you will have worked up an appetite!