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Cafe Mandala

Mandala House | Kaohsiung Road, Mandala, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 871 932
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“cake” (8 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
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CUISINES
Cafe, European, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
DETAILS
Mandala House | Kaohsiung Road, Mandala, Blantyre, Malawi
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1 - 10 of 97 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

I love going to Cafe Mandala on a Saturday morning for a cup of coffee and a plate of assorted homemade cookies and catch up with friends and family. It's a great place for people with young children as the garden has lots of space...More

Thank SamScordis
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty garden outside of town. Check to make sure it's open before you go. Trusted them enough to eat the lemon ice and did not get sick. Really pleasant.

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great fresh strong coffee which is rare, and great ambience with tasty bites and Sandwiches. You can sit outside after a mooch around the brilliant market which is full of bustle colour and fresh foods.

1  Thank mrsP7741
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Food consistently good. Nice environment. Best breakfasts in Malawi and good quality lunches with seasonal specials. Well managed and pleasant staff. Try the chicken saltimboca and the delicious lasagna. Will be back.

Thank Hilton M
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Perfect cafe/restaurant to meet friends, have a coffee or a business lunch or take a break after shopping. Situated in an old colonial era building the setting is tranquil and relaxing. We love Café Mandala!

Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Always a great cool spot to reset and have lunch on a humid Blantyre day. Simple menu done well. I recommend the panini and fresh juices. Also the playground and grass is s great place for the kids to let off steam!

Thank Cam B
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Atmosphere is excellent. outdoor environment. But with shelter from light rain. Not the place to go in high winds or heavy rain. Food always excellent

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a lovely oasis in the city, safe walking distance (in daylight) from the centre alongside the bustling market (although it's a steep hill on the way up) . The food and the ambience are great - and the extensive grounds full of beautiful...More

1  Thank EmmaLJWood
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Food is great, manager has been in Blantyre 60 years and has a wealth of knowledge about the area, people etc.

1  Thank 737asdfghjkl
Reviewed 3 November 2016

niice walkable intersting cafe with good use of old colonial grounds artwork, shop, archives but look up opening times before going atw/es.

Thank nigelharper6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mandala House | Kaohsiung Road, Mandala, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 1 871 932
Description
In the historic Mandala House together with the historic society and the La Caverna Art gallery and store