Stellenbosch Coffee Shop restaurant
Cookie Works doesn’t only serve coffee, but also cookies and friendly service, with a dash of creativity in the air. The interior is fun and different types of funky seating, including low wooden benches with plastic grass ‘seats’ and even a foam mattress, all make good seating for small bodies. Customers can sit down and doodle on pieces of paper to put down their own ‘cookie quote’ of the day which the staff then uploads to Facebook and Twitter. More than creating small Picasso masterpieces on paper customers can also create their own cookies. Simply choose a basic mixture, with the selection being between plain, chocolate and healthy, to start with and then add any mix-ins you’d like. Decadent mix-ins to throw into your cookie mix include almonds, mini-Astro’s, orange bits, peanuts, marshmallows, cranberries etc. Your freshly designed cookies are then placed on an oven plate and loaded into the Cookie Works oven right behind the counter so that you can keep an eye on your cookies happily baking away while you sip on some Barista coffee.
Stellenbosch Sushi restaurant
Genki Sushi certainly lives up to its name, because the Japanese term ‘genki’ translates to ‘Fine or Great’. This authentic Japanese Sushi restaurant offers its visitors a delicious slice into typical everyday Japanese cuisine while soaking up the Stellenbosch vibe.
In keeping with its eastern style, the restaurant is not all table and chairs, though such seating is available outside. The Sushi bar, complete with sushi chefs working alongside the owner of the establishment, is the best seat in the house for a quick bite while marvelling at the art of sushi preparation and negotiating chop sticks, wasabi and soy sauce.
More than just sushi, Genki Sushi also offers patrons a great selection of Japanese style tappas and side dishes to the likes of tako sunomono (boiled octopus salad with wakame and cucumber), yakitori and a South African inspired kudu-shi which is thinly sliced kudu meat served with sushi rice. The restaurant also has a small selection of wines to complement its food.
Located at the very heart of town activity, Genki Sushi is an ideal spot for a Far East eating experience.
Stellenbosch Contemporary restaurant
Guardian Peak is essentially a winery - with a restaurant. From entering the farm, following the road through the vineyards and finding the restaurant nestled against the breathtaking backdrop of the Helderberg Mountain, one will soon buy into the “living the lifestyle” concept that drives this establishment.
If it’s modernity that one seeks, then Guardian Peak will certainly meet expectations. The open plan restaurant boasts a demonstration kitchen, allowing guests to experience the energy and synergy that takes place in a professional kitchen. The menu’s contemporary interpretation of ‘wine with food’ pairing (and not the other way round) leaves no room for ignorant choices when it comes to marrying food with drink.
The menu, which is seasonal, is wickedly extravagant. Besides a fare of traditional venison and lamb, patrons will be hard pressed not to succumb to temptations of Courgette & Goats cheese soufflé, Roasted Apple and Raisin Pork Belly or Quail Breast stuffed with bacon and sage.
Soak up the South African sunshine on the terrace or feel right at home with the warmth of the fireplace in winter, either way Guardian Peak is a great lunch location.
Restaurants near Stellenbosch
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and are not necessarily the actual travelling
Somerset West Contemporary restaurant
Somerset West(11.7 km from Stellenbosch)
Set on the western slopes of the beautiful Helderberg mountain is the Avontuur Estate restaurant.
The welcoming and relaxed atmosphere is enhanced by a mix of old and new decor as well as a airy terrace complete with pagodas covered in grapevines.
For a truly decadent but relaxing environment and a very memorable dining experience, the Avontuur Estate restaurant is the place to be.
Somerset West Country restaurant
Somerset West(11.9 km from Stellenbosch)
Set deep in the stunning countryside of Helderberg is 96 Winery Road.
The main menu is updated four times a year, while the seasonal menu changes much more frequently, nearly every day.
A very impressive wine list, comprising around 250 wines leave diners truly spoilt for choice.
Somerset West Italian restaurant
Somerset West(15.8 km from Stellenbosch)
Located along Dirkie Uys Street, Al Dente is your traditional trattoria. A delightful venue offering the usual Italian delights tossed with the welcoming aroma of homemade sauces and crusty pizzas.
Fresh pasta takes centre stage accompanied by a small wine list and imported Italian blends too.
Popular dishes such as steaming Napolitano pasta speaks volumes yet remains simple with distinctive flavours and heaps of fresh ingredients.
The deli offers homemade pasta, cured meats and imported Italian ingredients.
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