Ride In Café

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Ride In Café

Tasty Food to keep your Energy levels up

Ride In Cafe opened its doors in 2013, with one key aim: to become the heart and soul of the cycling community in Stellenbosch. A family-run business, nestled in the Jonkershoek Valley, Ride In Cafe is surrounded by beautiful, landscaped gardens and mountains and serves as a gateway to kilometers of purpose mountain bike trails in the breathtaking Jonkershoek nature reserve, just a few kilometers up the road. For cyclists and non-cyclists alike, we offer the chance to unwind and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the natural landscape, in a relaxed, homely setting. 

Offering a rustic alternative to fancy wine farm dining, Ride In Cafe strives to consistently deliver delicious, freshly made, home-style breakfasts and lunches, as well as mouth-watering pastries and cakes to satisfy the sweetest tooth! The cafe is also a great spot to sample locally brewed craft beers and boutique wine after a hard day in the saddle (or an easy day on the sidelines!).

As a family-friendly venue,  Ride In Cafe has  a lower grass section that is dedicated to diners with young children, offering amenities such as a mini pump track (bring your own bikes), jungle gym, sandpit and swings.

Four-legged friends are also welcome, but we do ask for owners to be respectful of other customers and to bring a leash.

Cycling amenities and services include; bike workshop, bike rental, cycle guides, free shower blocks, bike wash and spare parts and free parking.


Something for Everyone

NB – the menu can and does change due to suppliers and seasonal availability  DOWNLOAD OUR MENU

Please place all orders at the counter in the café and collect spoon.

Fresh croissant w/scramble egg, bacon & tomatoes

Smoked salmon w/scramble egg & cream cheese on rye

Fresh croissant w/egg, bacon & guacamole

Burrito- wrap filled w/scramble egg, avo salsa, cheese & bacon

Crushed avo w/crunchy chickpeas, blushed tomatoes, homemade pesto on ciabatta

Brioche french toast w/syrup & cheese

Brioche french toast w/syrup & cheese & bacon

Ride in burger & fries or chili burger with bacon, cheese & Homemade tomato relish

Crispy chicken burger with chili mayo

Vegan burger with fries or salad with homemade relish & pickle Onion

Banting burger, can be made with any of our filling (chicken or beef) on roasted butternut bun with Salad or Fries

Pulled pork burger topped with Asian coleslaw with Fries or Salad

Power bowl- brown rice, sesame chicken, roast chickpeas, Charred corn, pickle onion & yogurt herb dressing

Crunchy chicken avo wrap with fries or salad

Tabouli lemon chicken salad w/ herbed vinaigrette

Orange lentil salad

Mini scramble eggs on toast

French toast fingers w/syrup, cheese & chopped fruit

Homemade chicken nuggets & fries

(White or Brown Bread)

Cheese toastie

Cheese & ham toasties

Cheese & tomato toastie

Bacon, egg & cheese toastie

Plate of fries

Side salad

(thin base)(vegan cheese & gluten free bases available)

(mozzarella & homemade tomato pizza sauce)

(ham & pineapple)

Chicken lickin
(bbq chicken, peppers, red onion & bbq sauce)

The old favourite
(bacon, avo & feta ) peppadews or guacamole if avo not in season

(pepperoni , mushrooms, tomatoes & basil dressing)

(bbq spiced mince, peppers, red onion, sweetcorn & jalapenos)

(roasted butternut, caramelized onion , red onion, toasted seeds, Pesto, feta & balsamic dressing)

Specialty Coffee

Have you tried our specialty coffee, the Ride In Roast?

At Ride In, we are so passionate about coffee that we decided to roast our own Ride In Roast! Our pure Arabica blend of coffee has been tried tested and tweaked over the last year and is made up of a four-bean cappuccino blend with a medium specialty roast.

You can drink it every day in the coffee shop or buy it to take home in both 250g and 1kg bags.

Kids Play Area

Run Free at Ride In Kids Play Area

The kids play area at Ride In Cafe is a highlight for our guests with young children, for obvious reasons. Loads of open space, mini-pump track, jungle gyms, swings and sandpit, our kids play area keeps little ones entertained for hours, leaving Mum and Dad to enjoy their meal without feeling the need to keep children at arms-length or noise levels down.

Our specially designed children’s menu offers food that your kids will love to eat and a wide range of cool drinks and fresh fruit are also available.