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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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“bread” (36 reviews)
“chopped liver” (5 reviews)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
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 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great coffee for a reasonable price. You can also order sandwiches which are freshly made with the meat/cheese etc of your own choosing. Lovely spot

Thank Tom O
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Granted a Saturday morning is a busy time at Giovanni's to have a coffee and a bite to eat but that is no excuse for the lack of service I experienced this morning. It is totally unacceptable that the Barista: 1) Does not acknowledge my...More

Thank neilclaasen0
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

I love coming here with friends. It's the best place to come and pick and choose what you would like for lunch or dinner. Such a good variety! Love it.

Thank KittyJam
Reviewed 23 October 2017

One evening we ate on our hotel balcony watching the sun go down. If you want to eat in one evening while in Cape Town - this is a great place - easy walk from The Tree House Boutique Hotel. All sorts of antipasti, appetizers,...More

Thank danalbonda
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

not only good coffee, but also great breakfast! you can choose bread and whatever you want on it from the delicounter and they will make it for you!

Thank Hanchim
Reviewed 7 October 2017

I have been going to Giovanni's since 2004. Tonight I called in with colleague to collect our supper as has been our want regularly. I got served quite quickly, my colleague was next and asked another server for his choice. She said, I cannot serve...More

2  Thank scouserCapeTown
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I've been eating lunch and drinking coffee at this restaurant for what feels like my whole life. Every time I visit Cape Town now, it's an absolute MUST. Carpaccio drizzled with impeccable olive oil, shaved sharp and tasty parmesan and fresh mild rocket... all with...More

Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Giovanni's is a must-visit in Cape Town for anyone enjoying fine Italian cold meats, European Cheeses and other fine European deli items. Fresh bread, sandwiches, salads and even good Italian espresso rounds off my favorite shop in Cape Town. Recommended!

Thank aubergine_man
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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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