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.
NB – the menu can and does change due to suppliers and seasonal availability
Please place all orders at the counter in the café
Freshly Baked Croissant served with Ride In Nutella (banana, peanut, dark chocolate spread) or home made preserves & cheese
Ride In’s famous Toasted Banana Bread with Ride In’s home made Nutella, grilled banana & cream
Croissant with scrambled eggs, streaky bacon and blush tomatoes
Brioche French toast with gypsy ham, Swiss cheese & Dijon mustard served with home made tomato chutney
Brioche French toast with maple syrup and cheese
Smoked salmon with chived scrambled eggs & lime caper basil aioli on rye
Potato & Chorizo bake with eggs, tomatoes, green pepper & ciabatta toast
Build your own Breakfast……….
Creamy free range scrambled eggs on a toasted bagel OR ciabatta
Apple & sage pork bangers
Herb roasted tomatoes
Toasts – Gluten free, Rye
Ride In Cheese burger with tomato relish & fries
Crispy buttermilk Chicken burger with chili mayo & fries
Beef burger with creamy mushroom sauce & fries
Banting burger with butternut and salad
Veggie burger with feta, tomato relish & fries
Chicken prego club sandwich with fries
Hanepoot roasted pear salad with walnuts, parmesan & rosemary honey dressing
Platters for two -
Caprese platter with blush tomatoes bocconcini & pesto served with freshly baked ciabatta
Ride In Platter for two -
A selection of local cheeses and cured meats served with chutney and ciabatta
Freshly baked croissant topped with –
Cheese & Jam
Nuttella & caramelised banana
Cheese & Ham served with salad
Warm Banana bread topped with caramelised banana, toasted walnuts, maple syrup & whipped cream.
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.
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.