CAFÉ DU VIN, formerly Café Franschhoek, is a timeless classic, offering an exceptional bistro and wine experience in the centre of the Franschhoek Village, – a homely venue with the emphasis on guest satisfaction, great food, great wine, quality produce and friendly, efficient service. Try out our upstairs patio overlooking the beautiful Franschhoek mountains – an exquisite view for a sundowner before dinner!

In addition to being selected one of World’s 50 greatest Places 2022 by Time Magazine, Franschhoek has been awarded the 7th best wine tourist destination in the world. Having stablished the first wine bar and the first World Class restaurant wine list in the village, CAFÉ DU VIN is proud being awarded the 2022 Wine Spectator Best of Awards of excellence for our 800 selection wine list, the “two Michelin stars” of the restaurant wine world.

CAFÉ DU VIN is also proud to host the Winemaker for a day® wine blending workshop, a must-do on any Franschhoek visit! You learn the noble art of Wine Blending and blend your own bottle of wine. You cork, capsule and label your bottle, to take home or enjoy with dinner at CAFÉ DU VIN.


Booking Information
Telephone: +27 (0)21 876 4542
+27 67 412 6223 (Whatsapp)

Website: Visit Website

More Information
Restaurant Type: Bistro Distance to Town Hall: 30m Average Cost Of Main: R 125 Reservation: Dinner reservations are essential
Trading Hours
Monday: 8:00 - 21:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 21:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 21:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 21:00
Friday: 8:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 8:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 8:00 - 21:00
Public Holiday: Open


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TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards
2020 – Top 25 Emerging Worldwide
Destinations (15th position).

Tripadvisor Traveller’s Choice Destination
Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015

Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013
& 2012

Service Excellence Award – 2015

Best Tourism Event 2015 – Franschhoek
Bastille Festival

Best Local Tourism Authority Information
service 2013 & 2012


Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation


Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
66B Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday to Friday: 08h00 – 17h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 16h00
Sunday: 09h00 – 14h00

Contact Details
+27(0) 66 224 6360