Back’s is a family affair. Taking its flair from the French art deco background of Raphael and grounded by a traditional Cape twist from Fairview owner Charles Back, this mélange of origins results in a modern-style bistro where dishes are made from only the best produce. This is ensured by our Head Chef, Melissa Bird, who brings her fine dining experience to our kitchen. The result?
The freshest fare at the best value.

Pasture to plate

At Back’s, our chef’s team always strive to use ingredients sourced locally such as pastured-raised meat, farm eggs,
olive oil and goat’s cheese. Our breakfast, lunch and dinner offerings are comforting country fare – with a focus on freshness and quality.



With our elegant Cape Dutch exterior and inviting organic-meets-art nouveau interior, Back’s is ideal for hosting your next event. We can accommodate up to 70 people and offer a flexible space for any event – big or small.


Please note both restaurant have similar menus but may differ according to season.

Farm to fork

We’re strong believers in the farm to fork philosophy. That’s why we source a lot of our produce directly from our sister company, Fairview Wine and Cheese, to highlight the abundance of our available pastures.


Cheese Meat Wine

We are proud to stock the widest range of Fairview’s offerings outside their actual farm. Think artisanal cheeses, traditionally cured meat, free-range Angus steak and palate-pleasing wines.


191 Main Road, Paarl

021 872 0697

Mon-Sat 7.30am to 10pm, Sun 7.30 to 3pm

Booking available anytime


7 Church Street, corner of Church and Bird Street, Stellenbosch

021 879 3180

Mon-Sat 7.30am to 10pm, Sun 7.30 to 3pm

Booking only for dinner

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