We were craving something scrumptious for breakfast and not being too familiar with the breakfast joints in Stellenbosch, we googled some options. One of the places that caught our eye was Basic Bistro in Church Road. We downloaded the menu to see what delicious options where on offer and our mouths watered as we read.
We found the little Bistro quite easily and it looked warm and cozy with tables outside on a little verandah or the option to sit inside. It was quite full outside so we elected to sit inside. We again looked over the menu and elected to have apple juice and iced coffee (with a splash of milo) both were delicious. The iced coffee was not bitter – a lot of places get this wrong we feel but this one was well-balanced and you could still taste the coffee.
The Monkey’s Uncle and Ernie Guy breakfasts arrived to the table – both decorated with grated cheese (one of the best things in the world). The Monkey’s Uncle is French toast with bacon, syrup, banana and cheese – sounds like quite an interesting combination but it works together and was absolutely outstanding! The Ernie Guy breakfast is a piece of white toast topped with bacon, a fried egg and lots and lots of cheese – it was excellent and definitely hit the spot, real comfort food and exactly what we were looking for.
The little Bistro has created such a great atmosphere, if you are working on your laptop and enjoying a fresh cup of coffee or siting chatting with your friends, even going on a date, we highly recommend that you give Basic Bistro a try.