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Postcard Cafe

Postcard Cafe
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  • Location Stark-Condé Wines, Jonkershoek Valley, Stellenbosch, Cape Town
  • Phone Number 021 861 7703
  • Website URL postcardcafe.co.za/
Cost
R90
Ambience
Comfy & casual
Food
Country-style

Critics Review

Food
In comparison to the view, food is a little pedestrian: expect toasted sarmies, pasta dishes and light breakfasts such as muesli and yogurt with apricot sauce, scones with jam and cheese and omelettes with bacon, cheddar and rocket. The dish of crispy fried prawns on greens with creamy lemon dressing comes with four tasty, crunchy prawns. For dessert, the pear and berry crumble is gooily good with the nutty goodness of brown sugar. Bread-based dishes are a good bet, as [award-winning](http://www.eatout.co.za/Producer-Awards?showtab=4 ""award-winning"") [Oude Bank Bakkerij](http://www.eatout.co.za/Stores-Markets/186/Stellenbosch/Bakeries/Oude-Bank-Bakkerij ""Oude Bank Bakkerij"") supplies the bread.

Wine
The restaurant serves Stark-Conde wines at cellar door prices as well as Villiera bubbly. The homemade apricot soda is deliciously different and a red-berry ginger ale is sweet and unusual.

Service
Relaxed but adequate. Latecomers beware: your table will be given up to someone else, so make sure to get there on time for your reservation.

Ambience
This is what draws the crowds to Postcard Café, and what makes it necessary to book your table for a light lunch or simple breakfast some days in advance. Situated on the Stark Conde wine estate, this is certainly a gorgeous setting. Ask to sit outside beneath the leafy trees or on the patio and look out over the perfect reflecting lake with its lily pads, and up the lawns towards the jagged mountains on either side. This is relaxed, outdoor dining that soothes the soul.

And...
A great place to have a light meal and refuel during a busy day of wine tasting. Pop into the wine estate’s tasting room that’s situated in a fairytale wooden hut (with the mod-con bonus of air-conditioning) on the lake.(Katharine Jacobs, Dec 2012)

User Reviews

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    The view and grounds are wonderful, the food was enjoyed, but the tables are too close together. It feels as if the table next to you are part of your meal.

    Now the service, it is very bad. We thought for the 1st and 2nd time it must be the individual waiter, but after the 3rd time, it seems to be an overall problem.
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    Calling the food pedestrian is a bit harsh! Yes the views are unsurpassed, but the lunch we had next to the dam was beautifully presented, imaginative and tasty. I go back for more, especially when we have visitors.

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    No matter how great a view is...

    Dear Postcard Cafe, You are pretentious, unfriendly, way overpriced, unaccommodating and your food is certainly nothing worth mentioning. There are plenty of restaurants in Stellenbosch and you seriously need to re-think your concept.

    You're sincerely, Kate

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    We were there yesterday. All we could say was "wow" to the beauty around us.

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    Such a lovely venue, it's almost like a little green micro cosmos. Makes you want to stay the whole day. Pity, the food is not something to write home about. Very average and simple dishes. And presented with no finesse. Feels very "bready". Wish they would have some fresh hearty salads and gourmet sandwiches. Wine tasting is better.

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  • Accepts credit cards
  • Booking required
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