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Cafe BonBon

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Excelsior Road | La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 2679
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Tue 08:00 - 17:00
Wed 08:00 - 22:00
Thu 08:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took friends to this lovely place for breakfast, and from being greeted at the gate by the lovely gatekeeper, and driving up the beautiful driveway, then being able to park under the trees, the entire morning was a delight. The staff were really helpful and fun, and the food was very good, everyone enjoyed what they had, and my... More 

Thank carolbhickman
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in for breakfast - the Eggs Benedict Royale and the Courgette Fritters was what we had. The chefs certainly know how to put flavours together. Added to the fact that all their breads and pastries are home made (sorry for the carb feee people) and home made hams and preserves (pawpaw chutney!) just adds to the experience. Great coffee... More 

Thank Lester J
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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262 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great lunch - friendly staff. Not sure why the canopy is so sensative- nice breeze but that caused the canopy to move back inwards then the manager had to come had press a button to sen the canopy back out to shade us from the heat! Surely its got an over ride button on!

Thank Ilkleygirl
Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The setting was peaceful and picture prefect. The menu was clear and convincing. The service was focused on satisfying us the customer. The dishes served were visually enticing and a perfect balance for our palettes. The house wines were of a quality comparable to more noble vintages. In short, a worthy stop to be repeated again and again!

Thank babarrb
Port Appin, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate lunch here twice during our recent holiday. The first time was absolutely fab (we were part of a cycling group) and we returned as a couple. We both ordered the same starter on both occasions but on the second time the avocado salad lacked any avocado! When we pointed this out after the meal the chef came to... More 

Thank devonhall
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156 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Always a mystery why new buyers pay top dollar for a successful place, change the staff and menu and expect instant success. Even the cock has gone.... Not working yet, but hopefully will get back on course. The location remains one of the best in the valley.

Thank SeanIlkley
MatLJ, Owner at Cafe BonBon, responded to this review

Dear Sean We actually paid in South African Rands more than 12 years ago. It was not a going concern at the time, except for the fruit farming. Staff do change over the years, some move on, some pass away, some decide to retire. As for poor Hendrik the rooster, he was getting on in life and passed away, sadly.... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always make a point of lunch at Cafe Bon Bon when we are in Franschhoek.The extremely high standards are maintained year after year.

Thank Paul B
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from this fabulous restaurant. Had a drink before we ordered the manager recommended gin and ? Amazing I had mine with ginger beer 1 with tonic 1 with lemonade !! Special gin locally made. Ordered our food duck salad huge and tasty. The beef steak was the best I have ever had and the other friend said the... More 

Thank Phil R
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked lunch several weeks ago to make sure that we could have lunch here. We love it. We love the position, the scenery, the trees, the relaxed feel of the whole place and the food on previous occasions. We arrived on our road bikes in Lycra and the welcome was very friendly. The wine list gives a good cross... More 

Thank drjudymwhite
Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The 4 of us were traveling from Swellendam to Stellenbosch and popped in at Cafe BonBon at La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm for lunch at about 11:10am and were pleased with the beautiful setting, the style and comfort of the lunch / picnic area. The food was amazing: we ordered a platter of meat and another of cheese, for sharing... More 

Thank Evelyn M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Excelsior Road | La Petite Dauphine Guest Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Franschhoek
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 2679

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?