In the heart of Stellenbosch, you'll find De Warenmarkt, a one-of-a-kind dining and cultural destination that captures the essence of South African hospitality. Set within an 18th-century historic building in Stellenbosch's vibrant cultural district, this establishment is a collective of passionate merchants, each dedicated to their craft.
A Culinary Adventure
Inspired by the historical significance of the Cape of Good Hope as a trade post along the maritime route to the Spice Isles, De Warenmarkt offers a diverse range of culinary delights. Here, you can savor specialty meats, crepes, baked goods, craft beer, coffee, fresh Saldanha Bay oysters, and the effervescent Simonsig MCC. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of South African culinary heritage that has made the Cape a global gastronomic destination.
Simon Wine Bar
Indulge in our newly added wine bar, an ode to our founding father, Simon van der Stel. In the cozy setting of a heritage building dating back three centuries, you can enjoy wines from our renowned region. Pair your preferred wine with a specially curated tapas menu, all while basking in the warmth of a crackling fireplace. Discover a selection of Stellenbosch's finest and most exclusive wines, including our exclusive Legends wine list.
(De Warenmarkt is also available for private functions)
Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar
Experience the timeless pairing of bubbly and oysters at our Kaapse Vonkel MCC and Oyster Bar. We proudly feature South Africa's first Méthode Cap Classique from the iconic Simonsig wine estate, paired with the freshest Saldanha Bay oysters, creating an unforgettable dining experience.
Our kitchen invites you to savor a diverse menu that includes gourmet burgers, exotic Thai beef salad with coconut, mouthwatering rump steaks, and an array of small plates such as yellowfin tuna tartar and beef tataki. Don't forget to ask your waiter for a biltong slicer to indulge in South Africa's favorite snack. We also take pride in being home to Stellenbosch's very own rotisserie chicken and serve breakfast daily.
Our Deli is a treasure trove of delectable delights, from olives and spice rubs to creamy cheeses and luscious jams. Whether you're looking to experiment with locally sourced ingredients or grab a quick, healthy Grab & Go salad or sandwich, our Deli has you covered. And why not brighten up your living space or surprise someone special with fresh flowers from our selection?
(New Addition: Rotisserie chicken – perfect for those nights when cooking is not on the agenda.)
Sit Down & Eat Together
At De Warenmarkt, we celebrate the tradition of communal dining that has enriched culinary culture worldwide for centuries. Our communal dining space is a testament to the history of shared meals aboard trading vessels and in sumptuous medieval courts. It's a place where you can share a meal and conversation with an eclectic mix of interesting people, allowing you to immerse yourself in the vibrant South African dining culture.
Whether you opt for a quick meal from our Grab & Go section, create your own picnic from a variety of purveyors, or indulge in our Butcher's Lunch, where you can select a cut of meat from Ryan Boon, our onsite butcher, expertly prepared by our skilled chefs, you're invited to sit back, relax, and savor the sights and flavors that De Warenmarkt has to offer.
For a more comprehensive view of what De Warenmarkt has in store, please visit our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our establishment, where tradition and culinary excellence harmoniously blend.