Lust Bistro & Bakery

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There is nothing like a familiar welcome to create an atmosphere of warmth, a sense of coming home and of good things prepared with love!

The Lust Bistro & Bakery enfolds you with that feeling of belonging that fills up your senses with satisfaction. Cradled in the folds of the peaceful Vrede en Lust wine estate in Franschhoek, the Lust Bistro & Bakery entices one’s surroundings with the tantalising aromas of freshly baked artisan bread – imaginative creations of Jean Pierre Smith, patron chef and baker extraordinaire whose lunchtime chalkboard presents a constantly intriguing invitation of discovery.

From breakfast to late lunch, there is something for everyone: salads crisp with dew-fresh seasonal garden produce, cakes just out the oven, cheese and charcuterie platters boasting South African specialities, mouthwatering chicken and beef dishes all exquisitely presented. The Lust Bistro & Bakery is definitely an experience you do not want to miss.

Booking is essential for Lust Bistro’s Sunday Buffet lunch where Jean Pierre takes the hearth oven through its paces with a selection of slow cooked roasts.

Free Wi-Fi makes Lust Bistro a great spot to conduct a business meeting, or to spend the afternoon working off site. If it feels like a home away from home, it’s probably because the family kitchen in the original Vrede en Lust manor house inspired the décor.

Pop in for an early bird breakfast or a late morning coffee, grab a light snack or linger over a bistro lunch and discover why Lust Bistro has become one of Franschhoek’s favourite places to meet and eat.

Lust Bistro & Bakery is a 2015 KLINK Awards winner in the ‘Beyond Expectations’ category.

Patron chef Jean-Pierre Smith at Lust Bistro and Bakery also presents Winter Baking Courses, read more on