The Blue Crane & The Butterfly is a coffee shop in well-known Dorp Street in Stellenbosch. Owners Lenzie (from Glasgow, Scotland) and Chrisna (from Koringberg, South Africa) met whilst working at a restaurant on the Isle of Arran and quickly became close friends. Their friendship became romantic and one year later, they were married in Malmesbury. Today, they are happier than ever and are the proud parents of Dylan and The Blue Crane & The Butterfly, which was opened in 2013.


On each visit to South Africa with Chrisna, Lenzie fell more in love with the country. He had always dreamt of owning his own restaurant – a dream inspired by his foodie family and his travels across Europe – and Stellenbosch was the ideal place to open it. Their son, Dylan, was born in 2011 and this was the push Lenzie needed to take that leap of faith and open his restaurant. “We want to teach him to follow his dreams, and what better way to do that than by setting an example?”

The Blue Crane & The Butterfly is a firm part of the community, where customers can find a home away from home and become friends. Lenzie and Chrisna love entertaining people and watching them enjoy their food. “Sometimes I even hide behind the coffee machine to watch someone take their first bite!”


The Menu at The Blue Crane & The Butterfly is unpretentious – simple, tasty food that is good value for money. Stop by for great home-roasted coffee imported from El Salvador, grab a quick breakfast or enjoy a leisurely lunch. Gourmet sandwiches, salads and platters to share are always on offer. The Blue Crane & The Butterfly is a warm, inviting destination where you can socialise, laugh, cry, break up, make up, discuss in depth or just talk nonsense.

“We love food, we love coffee, and we love making your day better.”




Travel from Cape Town on the N2 towards Stellenbosch and take exit 33 for Baden Powell Drive toward R310/Stellenbosch/Macassar. Turn left onto Baden Powell Drive/R310 and then turn right onto Polkadraai Road/R310. Continue to follow the R310 and then turn right onto Dorp Street. The Blue Crane & The Butterfly restaurant will be on the left.


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Food Served
Coffee ShopBakery / PatisserieBreakfastLight Meals
Average Price$
Payment accepted
Trading Hours
Monday - Friday: 07:00 - 18:00
Saturday: 08:00 - 16:00
Sunday: Closed
Child Friendly
Outside Catering
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