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

Ride In’s famous Toasted Banana Bread with Ride In’s home made Nutella, grilled banana & cream

Croissant with scrambled eggs, bacon and blush tomatoes

Smoked Salmon and Egg with Cream Cheese & Capers on toasted rye bread

Potato & Chorizo bake with poached egg, tomatoes, peppers & ciabatta bread

Breakfast Bowl with fresh seasonal fruit, Greek Yoghurt and Muesli

French Toast with syrup and cheese or with bacon

Ride In Burger with cheese, bacon and fries

Crispy buttermilk Chicken burger with chili mayo & fries

Banting Burger (GF) with a Side salad

Incredible Beetroot Burger with tomato relish, pickled onions and fries

Vegan Burger with tomato relish, pickled onions & fries

Power Bowl with Brown rice, Sesame Chicken, Roasted Chickpeas, Charred Corn, pickled Red onion with Yoghurt and basil dressing

Chicken Preggo Club Sandwich with fries

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken salad with a Dijon Mustard dressing

Kiddies Pizza with tomato & cheese

Extra toppings – Ham | Mushrooms | Pineapple

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Toasties –


Cheese & Ham

Cheese, Ham & Tomato

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Mini burger & fries

Chicken Nuggets & fries

Kiddies Hot Dog & fries

Plate of Fries

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.

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.