This weekend I went to the fabulous little foodie emporium and bakery, De Companje in Stellenbosch for lunch.
I wrote a post on De OUde Bank Bakkerij when I first discovered it, just after it had opened two years ago.
See the original post here:
Well, De Oude Bank Bakkerij is now just part of the expansion of the brand (no called De Companje), which features a wine shop, artisan ice cream section, fruit and veg section, artisanal food products (juices, yoghurts, jams, preserves, pestos etc), a boutique butchery, a coffee roastery and of course the original bakery-cum-cafe still operates serving the most astounding home-made breads (THE BEST SOUR DOUGH EVER!!)
Their coffee is superb and it's definitely worth going for breakfast if you can get a seat before 11:30.
Their pastries are mostly sold out by then and you don't want to miss the chocolate bread sticks or the Pastel de natas - hmmmmmmmm. Heavenly!
|olive sticks from the bakery at De Companje|
|coffee roastery at De Companje - they make an amazing cuppa!|
|boutique butchery at De Companje|
|the restaurant has extended to include an upstairs section at De Companje|
|De Companje Oude Bank Bakkerij sandwhich with baby spinach, bacon, caranelised onions and feta on 90% rye sour dough bread. So delicious!|
|hubby eating roasted marshmellow ice cream and the salted caramel ice cream - |
can we blame the man for not being able to choose one flavour!?
Friendly advice: miss the post-church rush on a Sunday and get there early because they sell out every day.
De Companje: http://www.decompanje.co.za/
Open Tuesday to Sunday, corner of Bird and Church Street Stellenbosch