Find us at La Petite Dauphine

Excelsior Road, Franschhoek

Franschhoek Wines and Cape Flavours served in a rustic space, infused with traditional elements.

What to Expect

Welcome to Bistro BonBon

Down a quiet country lane, a short distance from the hussle and bustle of the main street, embraced by the magnificent mountains to its back and sides, lies the beautiful La Petite Dauphine Estate and at its heart: Bistro BonBon!

This charming and tranquil restaurant is steeped in history, holding many secrets of the Franschhoek Valley’s past.
The uniqueness of our restaurant and what sets us apart is our multiple eating areas, from the Front Patio where guests enjoy breakfast and lunch overlooking the manicured gardens, the shaded Courtyard, as well as exclusivity of dining under a 200yr old Oak tree.

Dinner is an experience, The Studio a dining room that invites you in with a sense of awe and wonder, this converted fruit packing shed creates a natural warm ambiance a perfect fit for a romantic dining experience. For art lovers our restaurant displays a beautiful collection of paintings from local artists.

The Scottish Chef, Archie Maclean and his wife and Front of House Manager, Dominique Maclean welcome you with friendly staff, delicious food concentrating on using only the freshest of ingredients and carefully selected local wines.
This bistro-style restaurant delivers simple, easy eating, yet creative dishes to suit all palates, we look forward to hosting you, your family, friends and even “man’s best friend” our easy-going approach to dining accommodates a friendly pet policy too.

What you can expect from our menu...

Seasonal flavours with local ingredients.

08h00am to 11h00am
12h00pm to 15h30pm

Cakes & Coffee
15h30pm to 17h00pm
19h00pm to 21h30pm
(Tuesday -> Saturday)

Classic Breakfasts

Start your day with a classic Bistro BonBon breakfast that’s been prepared to your liking and to perfection.

Summer Lunches

Enjoy fresh seasonal lunches indoors or outdoors. Chef Archie does not compromise on quality

Bistro-Styled Dinners

Join us for our unique Bistro-Styled small plates menu, there is no set menu or tiny portions here, we provide you with an opportunity to experience a variety of dishes and you have the flexibility to create your very own culinary journey”.


Our Corporate Responsibility

We are a member of StreetSmart, a non-profit organisation who raises funds to help street children. R5 is automatically added to your bill. The funds raised fo to a selected and approved organisations that run programmes for the normalisation of street and vulnerable children’s lives”. For further information visit:

Events & Private Functions

Upcoming Events

Valentine’s Casino Night

For the fun loving couples out there as well as the singletons looking to enjoy themselves with something different and exciting on Valentines day - look no further! 

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& Private Function Hire

The uniqueness of the estate and what sets us apart is the multiple areas in which you can celebrate a special occasion, as such we are well renowned as an estate which is perfectly suited for Weddings, Special Occasion Parties, Corporate Luncheons and Year-End Functions.

The La Petite Dauphine Estate offers spectacular settings for you to choose from depending on the size of your party and the time of the year.

These guys & girls Bistro BonBon

Don’t listen to how great we are from us! Rather listen to these notable food and restaurant critics who have enjoyed the setting and flavours that Bistro BonBon has to offer

"The setting oozes a restful sense of old-world Cape charm (with a hint of something almost European), and quality food and drinks."

- Tamlyn Amber Wanderlust

"Surrounded by large oak trees all around, the setting is one of serenity and tranquility, and once combined with the excellent food on offer, the experience is definitely one to savour!"

- Craig Lotter

"A cosy, warm atmosphere with a roaring fireplace, comfortable furnishings & lots of French country charm. I fell in love the minute I arrived."

- Kathryn Rossiter

"Cape comfort food at its best, made with love and care, delivering maximum flavour in generous portions. Expect your plate to look delicious."

- Greg Landman

Get in Touch

Click below to make an online reservation, otherwise feel free to call us for reservations, questions, feedback or simply just to say hi!

Contact Us


Opening Times

Monday – Sunday
Breakfast & Lunch

Tuesday – Saturday


08h00am to 11h00am
12h00pm to 15h30pm

Cakes & Coffee
15h30pm to 17h00pm
19h00pm to 21h30pm
(Tuesday -> Saturday)

Find Us

Excelsior Road, Franschhoek