Try these new buzzworthy eateries

Try these new buzzworthy eateries

The effects of Covid have left Stellenbosch with various empty store spaces. However, there is a new buzz in town created by a couple of new stylish eateries. 

Hygge Hygge

A brand new café located in sought-after Church Street, Hygge Hygge is all about the Danish cultural concept of Hygge, whose definition ranges from “cosiness” and “conviviality that fosters contentment”, to the “pursuit of everyday pleasures”. 

The café’s design is sleek and elegant, with great coffee and delicious food carefully presented in a beautiful way. With new head chef Andries Van Der Merwe (who previously worked at Tokara), Hygge Hygge is all about delivering the best. Try their Eggs Benedict with a nice strong Flat White. You can view their breakfast and lunch menu here.

Open Weekdays from 7am – 8pm, Saturdays 8am – 8pm and Sundays 9am – 3pm. 

Cucina e la vita 

Brought to you by The Farmers Collection, at 43 Plein Street Cucina offers a new take on traditional Italian food. The focus is on seasonal and ethically made ingredients that help to create Italian dishes in a lighter and healthier way. 

With three different menus (Day Menu, Dinner Menu and a special Sunday Brunch Menu), there’s a lot on offer. 

Opening times are weekdays 7am – 10pm, Saturday 8am – 10 pm, Sundays 8am – 3pm. 

With late opening hours, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a cocktail, wine or beer after work. Classical Italian fare is on the menu, with pizzas, pastas, and who can resist a tiramisu?  There are also vegetarian and vegan options available. 


From coffee lovers to coffee lovers, Mood Coffee Company in Ryneveldt Street is all about a good cup of coffee… that has the power to change your mood. Mood focuses on creating different blends from ethically sourced beans. Head over to their shopfront or drink their coffee at various establishments in town, such as OppiDorp and Canyon Cafe. You can also order beans and filter coffee from their online store. 

Vadas Pastéis de Nata & Cafe 

Also located in Ryneveldt Street, Vadas Nata (the name you might recognise from their shop on Spier Wine Farm) is open to offer you both hot and cold drinks, and of course, the best pastéis de nata (Portugese custard tarts). With a beautifully designed storefront, it is definitely worth a visit – sit inside and enjoy the view, or take a seat outside on the sidewalk and do some people watching. 

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[Photo: Felix Kolthoff on Unsplash]

Written by C Knoesen

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