For many Cape Town residents and travelers, there can be nothing like a well-deserved holiday day trip to the Winelands complemented with a flavourful breakfast and lunch in one of the Cape’s historic, Oaktree laden towns.
Stellenbosch’s new bakery, bistro and farm shop, Boschendal at Oude Bank, makes a country breakaway during the silly season the ideal bucket list activity to wrap up your year and kick start 2018.
The Stellenbosch shop provides patrons with ethically produced items sourced straight from Boschendal Farm in Franschhoek. Staying true to the Farm’s environmental preservation ethos and continued community support, the Boschendal at Oude Bank team works consistently to give visitors a farm-to-table experience that spells more than ‘just shopping’ or ‘dining’.
Following its recent transition in the Oude Bank building, one of Stellenbosch’s first banks, the shop’s interior, seasonal menus and passionate staff – whom all are from surrounding regions – tell a story of hard work, team support and community development.
On arriving at Boschendal at Oude Bank, you’ll be welcomed by the building’s fascinating, original scaffolding decorated by the range of innovative offerings at selected areas inside the establishment. Think guided wine tastings at the tasting area (tastings of the ‘winery of the week’ are on the house), a fresh produce section kitted with organic greens, free-range eggs and poultry, homemade condiments, juices, and 100% grass-fed red meat, plus a flower counter next to the on-site bakery, as well as bistro bar and beer taps across the floor.
A mere hour’s drive from central Cape Town and in close reach of surrounding towns, Boschendal at Oude Bank adds to a memorable Winelands visit with real farm-to-table plates and take-home ingredients to enjoy at home.
Boschendal at Oude Bank, located on the corner of Bird and Church Streets in Stellenbosch, is open for breakfast and lunch seven days a week. For store enquiries, contact 021 870 4287 or follow @boschendalatoudebank on Facebook and Instagram.