Housed in a cherished 18th-century heritage building in the heart of Stellenbosch’s vibrant cultural district, De Warenmarkt offers a range of exciting flavours and experiences inspired by the Cape’s legacy as a trading post.
With a centrally located oyster and MCC bar, a spacious and welcoming communal dining room serving a varied selection of dishes, and a cosy wine lounge that boasts a selection of world-famous locally produced wines, this buzzy hotspot has a little something for everyone.
Lining the walls of the restaurant are food and drink offerings to satisfy all tastes, including a deli, gourmet coffee bar, juice bar, butcher, and delightful creperie.
De Warenmarkt: What to expect
De Warenmarkt Restaurant offers hearty and healthy breakfasts and a range of lunch and dinner options whether you’re a little peckish or ravenously hungry. There’s grass-fed biltong, small plates to share, rotisserie chickens and a great selection of cuts straight from the butcher. The wine list includes an array of exclusively Stellenbosch wines, and you can treat yourself to a glass or bottle of rare premium vintages, up to 25 years old, found in the Legends Wine Book.
Simon Wine Bar Situated in a building dating back some 300 years, this cosy lounge offers an intimate atmosphere whether you’re looking to dine here or simply sip on a glass of wine or MCC. Or maybe you’d prefer to relax on one of the couches, or outside on the sunny patio, with a gin cocktail or craft beer.
Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar Enjoy fresh, cultivated Saldanha Bay oysters or choose something from the extensive seafood menu, as you sip on a glass of Simonsig MCC, perched at the bar overlooking the restaurant.
Grab & Go Deli The deli is stocked with everything from olives and fragrant spice rubs to creamy local cheeses, jams, and preserves. Grab a sandwich or pastry to go and enjoy it with a takeaway coffee, or make use of the ample seating space to enjoy your purchase.
De Warenmarkt also hosts a selection of quality merchants, including:
- Ryan Boon Speciality Butcher for pasture-reared, sustainably sourced meat
- Terbodore Coffee Roasters for freshly brewed coffee made with special De Warenmarkt blend
- Mano’s Bakery for freshly baked ciabattas, seed loaves, sourdough and baguettes
- Juice Revolution for juices and smoothies made from fresh, locally sourced fruit and vegetables
- For the Love of Yummyness for sweet and savoury waffles and crêpes.
The combination of quality produce and rich cultural heritage truly sets De Warenmarkt apart, making it a regular stop for Stellenbosch locals, and the ideal day trip to the Winelands for those further afield.
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