Located in the heart of Stellenbosch town, this bistro/deli supplies local restaurants and the public with exclusive and hard-to-get items like fresh duck, duck eggs, caviar, truffles, snails, wild pigeons, rabbit, handmade farm butter, artichokes, imported chocolate, mushrooms and olive oil.
In 1991 Sue Baker, who has a love of oysters and fine quality products, founded the wholesale aspect of Wild Peacock. Run by the Baker family, the business is built on respect for the provenance of produce and relationships with suppliers.
In 2010 the deli was opened to the public for sit-down meals. The bistro serves affordable food that reflects the excellent quality ingredients of the sold in store. The menu is large and seasonal and provides something for most palates.
An extensive breakfast menu includes French toast, a special featuring poached duck egg and pancetta, and a do-it-yourself selection of cheeses, charcuterie and preserves. The early bird special of eggs, bacon, tomato and toast costs just R25. Lunch menus change daily and weekend menus include roasts. The family has a particular interest in oysters and forms close relationships with the farmers and suppliers, so order a selection of cultivated oysters to enjoy with bubbly in the deli, or at home.
Friendly and efficient.
There's a large local wine list, and good selection of coffees and hot drinks to accompany your meals.
Bright green chairs add a pop of colour to an informal setting. Apart from the few tables inside the deli, there’s also seating outside on the stoep. The bistro enjoys support by regular local clientele.
Do take home a selection of groceries and free-range, organic meats (order in advance) after your meal at the bistro.