Bistro BonBon at La Petite Dauphine

5 Reviews
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Bistro fare, Coffee, Modern
Phone Number 0218762679 Opening Hours Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 8am to 11am

Lunch: Monday to Sunday 12noon to 4pm

Dinner: Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 7pm to 10pm (last seating 8.30pm)


Menu - BBB Breakfast Menu  - Updated July 2019 Beverage Menu   - Updated July 2019 BBB Winter menu - Updated July 2019


R170 avg main meal
Bistro fare, Coffee, Modern
R170 avg main meal
Groups, Kids, Views
Amex, Diners, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Alfresco, Beer served, Booking required, Breakfast, Dinner, Dog-friendly, Fireplace, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, WiFi

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Richard Holmes

Expect honest country cooking at this charming winelands bistro, where generous portions and bold flavours are the hallmark of the kitchen. Breakfast brings a crowd-pleasing range of the usual favourites, but for lunch and dinner there’s a subtle South African influence evident in starter plates such as bobotie croquettes and fragrant Malay fish cakes.

Main courses are more European in style, with a bold chicken and sweetcorn risotto, and a well-executed linguine with butterbeans and wild mushrooms. The BonBon Burger, with a home-made patty of beef brisket, is always a reliable choice.

Desserts are once again infused with local charm, with the malva pudding perhaps the best choice, lifted by roast apple purée and brandy snap biscuit.

The straightforward wine list is focused on smaller estates, with a limited by-the-glass selection.

Efficient, but lacking the hospitality expected of a country eatery.

The cosy indoor space comes complete with crackling fire for wintry days, but if the weather’s fine the terrace tables are the one to book.

Best for…
Relaxed country lunches.

(August 2019)

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User reviews

5 Reviews
    Had a superb meal here this past week, the highlights are the Confit Duck with wild mushrooms and a pork belly with naartjie! The location is beautiful and thier new chef is going places!
    Everything we expected this nestled away little Franschhoek gem would be. Beautiful farm and I'm sure as a venue (wedding etc) it would be even better. Service wasn't great, but that's because you are in the Cape Winelands and this is to be expected - laid back and relaxed, borderline slow and inattentive if you're from places like Gauteng. Nevertheless, the food was brilliant and attention to detail made everything feel very special. Lovely time.
    Beautiful property tucked away in the heart of Franschhoek. Perfect for a romantic getaway or just to escape the noise of the city. Service was brilliant and the Roast Belly of Pork was out of this world! Would definitely recommend Café Bonbon.
    Fantastic spot for a leisurely breakfast in the sun. Eggs Benedict cooked exactly to order, enjoyed out on the patio taking in the gorgeous surrounds.

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