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The Birdcage

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5 Plein Street | Aan de Gragt Building, Ground Floor Unit 3 & 4, Opposite Kauai in the de Wet Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
+27 21 882 9790
09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 13:00
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am absolutely in love with the pork belly and gluten free chocolate cake. Their coffees and teas are good. The service can be worked on but the food makes up for it. A must for any foodie, student, dessert freak, friends, family, just anyone.

Thank Lile P
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are not early birds on the weekend and it is nice to know that a place with such good quality is open until one on a Saturday. The Birdcage is a lovely cafe to visit for its outrages baking offerings as well as very good quality food. As it is now almost an institution we have become regulars and... More 

Thank Leonard A
Coleraine, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can watch the world go by at this tastefully decorated restaurant. Really enjoyed the yoghurt and berry breakfast. Lovely tea with pretty china mugs.

Thank paddyzim42
The Hague, The Netherlands
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296 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We stopped at the Birdcage for a casual lunch at The Birdcage in the plein (just off Bird St). Although their website is all about weddings, they offer a full lunch menu. The cafe also has a lot of household items for sale (ceramics, etc.). There are a few tables outside, as well as indoor seating.

Thank snowbunny16
Boston, Massachusetts
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I always stop here for a cup of tea, and maybe a pastry, and then just sit and enjoy the space and the people. Lovely little gift-y things to look at!

Thank ElleF63
Strand, South Africa
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Lovely place for breakfast and even better for cake and coffee!!! I had the chicken wrap which was amazing and my husband had the burger (which he claims is the best one he has ever had in his life). We also indulged a little with a piece of nutella cheesecake - need I say more!! Sooooo nice!! You have to... More 

Thank 88Marile13
Cape Town, South Africa
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife and I were recently in Stellenbosch where we overnighted on Saturday. We decided to try The Birdcage for lunch, as my wife had read an article about it in one of her magazines. We were both really happy we found the restaurant after a bit of a search - it was really worth the trouble. The food was... More 

Thank Selwyn H
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I can't believe I've been in Stellenbosch going on two years and never posted a review for this gem. The Birdcage is nestled in the idyllic De Wet center of Stellenbosch and their cupcakes (esepcially the Nutella chocolate) hold a special place in my heart. There's not a week that goes by when I don't pop in for a red... More 

Thank CLP020395
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Lunch with grown-up children for a quick birthday celebration. It was a rainy day outside and we were in need of some comfort food. Birdcage totally hit the spot! We ordered the butter chicken, a chicken and bacon salad and chicken-mayo sandwich on sourdough. We all agreed that everything was great! Service was friendly and the the bill too! The... More 

Thank Fransie S
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We love going to the Birdcage. The food is well priced and the service friendly. The kitchen is run by an experienced chef and the offerings will always surprise with the quality. Coffee is good and the cakes/bakes are simply to die for!

Thank Leonard A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Plein Street | Aan de Gragt Building, Ground Floor Unit 3 & 4, Opposite Kauai in the de Wet Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Stellenbosch
  • Phone Number: +27 21 882 9790
The Birdcage is a small restaurant and gift shop in Stellenbosch. You will find us in the Aan de Gragt Building, Ground floor unit 3 & 4, right opposite Kauai in the De Wet Centre. We serve breakfast until 12h00 daily, light lunches from 09h00 to 17h00 and the most delicious cupcakes throughout the day. Our trading hours are,Mon - Fri from 09h00 to 17h00Saturdays from 09h00 to 13h00 (Breakfast served until 13h00)Sundays - closed.

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