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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 434 6893
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The best place for a casual lunch or dinner around the world! Seriously - so cheap and delicious!!! Build your own plate of Italian / Jewish deli dishes!

Thank Gavin H
Reviewed 3 days ago

I live down the road from Giovanni's and am there almost daily for dinner. I have never enjoyed such fresh, tasty ingredients with such variety. I mostly take the food home and warm at home. The quality of the food is just as superb being...More

Thank dafelkyle
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it’s so hard to review Giovanni’s without gushing. It’s the best deli by far. Takeaways eating in coffee and the platters. Fresh and the most friendly staff. It’s always busy. But a must

Thank Shirls45
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying 800m away so walked here. The coffee is delicious and its open until late so it is easy to eat something from the deli when you get off the beach late. The food is very reasonable and very tasty. There's a wide...More

Thank jessicakO3221XV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pop in for a quick coffee, Italian-style, or sample a pastry (yum!) or bread and home-made produce. It's all great. Make a point of visiting when you're in the area - it's worth it.

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little coffee place and a nice deli and dry goods selections. Only recommendation: have larger coffees to go. We'll pay!

Thank Bob K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The store have a great selection of Snacks from all over the world. A huge selection of delicatessen for breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner. But, my favorite is the Italian coffee shop attached. Great spot to just have a coffee, or a lunch.

Thank Tor I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had been on a tour all day so didn't feel up to a full sit down dinner. We went here and grabbed some food to go so we could go back to where we were staying and relax. Everything was wonderfully prepared and tasted...More

Thank Randal L
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner just down the road and came upon this cafe which also has a deli and mini supermarket. We enjoyed the espresso along with a scone type of almond pastry - both of which were very nice The place is inviting and it...More

Thank B T
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We love it at Giovanni’s we go there all the time for coffee as it really is fantastic! Today we have breakfast from the deli which was great as we were able to make up our own sandwiches which was perfect as we had exactly...More

Thank Emma R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
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Open Hours
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 6893
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