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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 434 6893
07:30 - 20:30
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Oslo, Norway
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in CT for 10 weeks and go to this place at leat twice a week. Excellent deli take-away and good selection of gourmet food. They also have a café connected to the shop serving excellent coffee where you can bring your take away food to the table. Friendly and quick staff.

Thank Aslevatn
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On my recent visit to CT I went to Giovanni's several times . Loved the coffee here . Giovanni's is also a deli with fantastic Italian delights where you can take away or if your lucky enough to get a table eat here. Fantastic morning treats to ;Chocolate croissants Delicious.If your near Green Point its a must visit!

Thank Peterg3005
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love going to this deli, but after today's visit, I doubt that Ill return. We gave our order to the cappuccinno old guy behind the counter. He completed our sentence, threw his eyes heavenwards and said in a very pompous and without a smile " It's always the same" What a shame when popularity goes to your head. I... More 

Thank kaijaiki
Cape Town, South Africa
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couldn't find water chestnuts or hearts of palm (yup, essential ingredients in a Christmas dish). A friend suggested Giovanni's and lo and behold! There they were. Try their range of ready-made dishes - you won't be disappointed - or sit outside sipping a beverage just watching the world walk on by.

Thank Lucille B
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96 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Deli is simply the best. Incredible variety and very high quality. We often pick up there and find a spot on or near the water to enjoy the terrific food. My family loves all their veggie dishes, I love their taramasalata, their chopped liver and their bread and rolls are terrific. Coffee is also superb as is their service... More 

Thank SteveKMontreal
Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful stop - coffee, bread, croissants, nougat, deli. Locals love it but I guess anyone visiting the area will love it. Can't hang in there but it serves the purpose.

Thank Sharon M
Chicago, Illinois
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Giovanni's is a deli and food store as well as a coffee shop and restaurant. It isn't like a normal restaurant where you sit to be waited on. Rather, you order something from the deli bar and they'll make it for you. The selection is incredible, and this store uses every available sq cm for products. While confusing at first,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Giovannis is an institution with the locals. For those wanting a quick coffee with or without a pastry before work or at lunch time. For popping in after work to pick up a dinner from their lovely array of cooked foods. The deli has imported bits and pieces which is nice, truffels, nice olive oils, tinned stuff not readily available... More 

Thank adelek2
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fabulous place for morning coffee and a delicious pastry. Fresh bread daily and also make delicious gluten free rolls.

Thank VanGracieSA
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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132 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Giovanni's was the highlight of our visit to Greenpoint. There is such a good selection of food. All the dishes we tried were excellent. The coffee is probably the best I've had anywhere. And despite being very crowded the servers were cheerful and prompt.

Thank nanklesaria

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Italian, Cafe, European, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 6893

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?