Head chef Akram Apollis at this bistro draws inspiration from simple, generous dining, crafting seasonal menus with regional farm produce. Guests enjoy breakfast options like filled omelettes and French toast, and lunch dishes such as herb-crusted pork loin and Cape line fish. The atmosphere is relaxed and family-friendly, featuring a cozy fireplace in winter and a vine-shaded stoep overlooking the gardens in summer.

Joostenberg Bistro Menu South Africa
Restaurant NameJoostenberg Bistro
Cuisine TypeAfrican food
Opening Hours8:00 am – 05:00 pm
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Joostenberg Bistro Menu

Joostenberg Bistro offers a varied French cuisine menu including bacon relish, filet américain, and croque-monsieur. Visitors enjoy a pleasant atmosphere, extensive wine list, and professional service, with highlights including scones, ice cream, and French toasts.

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Sample Breakfast Menu

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
3 West Coast OystersOn ice with a red wine vinegar dressing and lemon.R65.00
Smoked Franschhoek TroutWith 2 scrambled free-range eggs and toast.R120.00
Chilled Watermelon & Coppa HamWith mint, basil, and toasted pine nuts.R75.00
Joostenberg CharcuteriePork terrine, chicken liver pâté, pork rillette, home-cured coppa and ham, pork pie, brawn, pickles, fresh baguette, and toast.R95.00
Artisan Cheese BoardDalewood Boland, Dalewood Lanquedoc, Cremalat Gorgonzola, Klein River gruyère, garlic and herb cottage cheese, tomato jam, baguette, and toast.R95.00
Klein Joostenberg1 Fried free-range egg, streaky bacon, roast tomato, vark boerewors, and toast.R70.00
Farmhouse2 Fried free-range eggs, streaky bacon, roast tomato, vark boerewors, mushrooms, and toast.R90.00
Open Free Range Egg OmeletteCreamy button mushroom sauce, dressed leaves, mushrooms, and toast.R85.00
Homemade Toasted MuesliDalewood yoghurt, Fynbos honey, and fresh fruit.R60.00
French ToastFarm bread, Fynbos honey, and streaky bacon.R85.00
Toasted SourdoughWith pesto, Zamdam fior di latte, tomato, and baby spinach.R85.00
Plain CroissantHomemade jam and butter.R40.00
Little Chicks Breakfast (Kids under 12)Scrambled egg and toast with bacon or sausages.R55.00

Desserts

DessertDescriptionPrice (R)
Raspberry Crème BrûléeCreamy custard with raspberry flavor, topped with caramelized sugar.R55.00
Crème CaramelClassic caramel custard dessert.R50.00
Baked CheesecakeCheesecake baked to perfection, served with berry coulis.R50.00
Granadilla Mousse CakeLight and fluffy mousse cake with granadilla flavor, served with berry sauce.R50.00
Tart of the DayDaily special tart served with homemade vanilla pod ice cream.R55.00
Dark Chocolate Mousse CakeRich and decadent chocolate mousse cake, served with orange crème anglaise.R60.00
Pastry PlateAssortment of pastries including 2 Canalé, 2 Financier, and 2 Shortbread marble biscuits.R50.00
Homemade Ice Creams & SorbetSelection of homemade ice creams and sorbet flavors.
Dark Chocolate / Vanilla / Coffee / Pistachio / Red Berry Sorbet
1 ScoopR20.00
2 ScoopsR35.00
3 ScoopsR50.00
Homemade Ice Cream ShakesCreamy milkshakes made with homemade ice cream.
Dark Chocolate / Vanilla / Coffee / Fresh Red Berry
Large glassR45.00
Small glassR30.00

Beverages

CategoryDrinkDescriptionPrice (R)
Hot DrinksEspresso – SingleSingle shot of espressoR17.00
Espresso – DoubleDouble shot of espressoR20.00
CappuccinoEspresso with steamed milk and foamR25.00
Cafe Au LaitCoffee with hot milkR30.00
Coffee / AmericanoBlack coffeeR18.00
Red CappuccinoRooibos espresso with steamed milk and foamR27.00
Red LatteRooibos latte with steamed milkR31.00
Hot Chocolate / MiloChocolate or Milo drinkR26.00
Tea: Ceylon / Earl Grey / Rooibos / PeppermintVarious tea optionsR20.00
Ice CoffeeEspresso, cold milk, and iceR30.00
Cold DrinksSpring Water 500mlBottle of spring water (500ml)R18.00
Spring Water 1LBottle of spring water (1L)R28.00
Iced Tea: Cranberry-Cherry / Lemon-AppleFlavored iced teaR22.00
Pink LemonadePink lemonadeR20.00
Coke / Coke Zero / Tab / Fanta / Creme SodaVarious soda optionsR22.00
Appletizer / GrapetizerApple or grape flavored sparkling drinkR25.00
Rock ShandyLemonade and soda with bittersR32.00
Ansie’s Homemade Ginger Beer 500mlHomemade ginger beer (500ml)R25.00
Sir Juice: Apple / OrangeApple or orange juiceR20.00

Sample Lunch Menu

Starters and Light Meals

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
3 West Coast OystersOysters served with red wine vinegar dressing and lemon.R65.00
Cape Mezze PlatePaardeberg artichokes, confit tomato, grilled baby marrow, babaganoush, olives, tzatziki, hummus, and lemon dressing.R75.00
Chilled Watermelon & Coppa HamWatermelon served with coppa ham, mint, basil, and toasted pine nuts.R75.00
Joostenberg CharcuterieTerrine, chicken liver pâté, pork rillette, home-cured coppa, ham, pork pie, brawn, and pickles.R95.00
Smoked Franschhoek Trout, Spinach & Mushroom QuicheQuiche served with a dressed salad.R70.00
Confit Pork Cheek SaladSalad made with confit pork cheek, pickled vegetables, and horseradish.R65.00

Mains

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
Traditional Croque MonsieurGrilled Ladismith cheddar and Dalewood Huguenot cheese, home-cured ham, and Dijon mustard on farm bread.R65.00
Open Free Range Egg OmeletteOmelette with creamy button mushroom sauce, dressed leaves, and Klein River Gruyère cheese.R85.00
Toasted SourdoughSourdough toast with pesto, Zandam Fior di Latte cheese, tomato, and baby spinach.R85.00
Slow Braised Lowerland LambSlow-braised lamb with grilled aubergine, couscous salad, and salsa verde.R180.00
Pan Fried Fillet of Cape LinefishPan-fried fillet of Cape linefish with Heerenbone, lemon & tarragon salad, slow-roast tomatoes, and herb dressing.R165.00
Joostenberg English Style Pork SausagesJoostenberg English-style pork sausages served with apple sauce and mashed potato.R95.00
Joosten-BurgerOrganic, pasture-reared, free-range beef burger served on a homemade seeded bun with pickled cucumber and red onion, aioli, and triple-cooked hand-cut chips.R110.00
Pan-Fried, Pasture-Reared Greenfields Rump SteakPan-fried, pasture-reared Greenfields rump steak with garlic & rosemary roast potatoes, red wine & black pepper sauce, and a side salad.R190.00

Sides

Side OrderDescriptionPrice (R)
Triple Cooked Hand Cut ChipsSide order of triple cooked hand-cut chips.R30.00
Mixed SaladSalad leaves, tomato, and cucumber.R25.00
Side SaladSide salad.R25.00
Table SaladLarger salad suitable for sharing at a table.R55.00

Cheeses & Desserts

DishDescriptionPrice (R)
Artisan Cheese BoardSelection of 5 local cheeses: Dalewood Boland, Dalewood Lanquedoc, Cremelat Gorgonzola, Pepe Charlot Goat’s Cheese, Garlic and Herb Cottage Cheese with homemade Tomato Jam.R95.00
Raspberry Crème BrûléeCreamy custard with raspberry flavor, topped with caramelized sugar.R55.00
Baked CheesecakeCheesecake baked to perfection, served with berry coulis.R50.00
Granadilla Mousse CakeLight and fluffy mousse cake with granadilla flavor, served with berry sauce.R50.00
Crème CaramelClassic caramel custard dessert.R50.00
Tart of the DayDaily special tart served with whipped cream.R55.00
Dark Chocolate Mousse CakeRich and decadent chocolate mousse cake, served with orange crème anglaise.R60.00
Pastry PlateAssortment of pastries including 2 Canalé, 2 Financier, and 2 Shortbread biscuits.R50.00
Homemade Ice Creams & SorbetSelection of homemade ice creams and sorbet flavors.
Dark Chocolate / Vanilla / Coffee / Pistachio / Red Berry Sorbet
1 ScoopR20.00
2 ScoopsR35.00
3 ScoopsR50.00
ShakesMilkshakes made from homemade ice creams: Dark Chocolate / Vanilla / Coffee / Fresh Red Berry
Large glassR45.00
Small glassR30.00

Beverages

CategoryDrinkDescriptionPrice (R)
Hot DrinksEspresso – SingleSingle shot of espressoR17.00
Espresso – DoubleDouble shot of espressoR20.00
CappuccinoEspresso with steamed milk and foamR25.00
Cafe Au LaitCoffee with hot milkR30.00
Coffee / AmericanoBlack coffeeR18.00
Red CappuccinoRooibos espresso with steamed milk and foamR27.00
Red LatteRooibos latte with steamed milkR31.00
Hot Chocolate / MiloChocolate or Milo drinkR26.00
Tea: Ceylon / Earl Grey / Rooibos / PeppermintVarious tea optionsR20.00
Ice CoffeeEspresso, cold milk, and iceR30.00
Cold DrinksAqua Bella Spring Water 500mlBottle of spring water (500ml)R18.00
Aqua Bella Spring Water 1LBottle of spring water (1L)R28.00
Iced Tea: Cranberry-Cherry / Lemon-AppleFlavored iced teaR22.00
Sir Juice: Pink LemonadePink lemonadeR20.00
Coke / Coke Zero / Tab / Fanta / Creme SodaVarious soda optionsR22.00
Appletizer / GrapetizerApple or grape flavored sparkling drinkR25.00
Rock ShandyLemonade and soda with bittersR32.00
Ansie’s Homemade Ginger Beer 500mlHomemade ginger beer (500ml)R25.00
Sir Juice: Orange / AppleOrange or apple juiceR20.00

Corkage

ItemPrice (R)
BottleR65.00

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