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Giovanni's

103 Main Road, Green Point, Cape Town Central, South Africa
27 21 434 6893
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Takeout, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

If you're in the Greenpoint area this is definitely a good place to go for coffee. or perhaps to pick up supplies for a picnic. We only had coffee and pastries whilst we were there but we saw a lot more on offer. Don't expect a restaurant experience - its not a restaurant.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Love the coffee. Best in SA. Had the squid and the beetroot. Then for seconds u had the cured salmon and aubergine. Then for thirds... Omg I didnt stop

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Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

They make their own pasta. Try the springbok carpaccio. It is a nice little family place with authentic Italian roots.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

When my wife and I want to enjoy a special picnic lunch we dash to Giovanni's to indulge in their amazing continental meats salami cheese and pates. Combine this with freshly baked breads, wine and go and sit on the promenade to create an exquisite setting with amazing food.

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Hilton, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Authentic Italian deli/coffee shop - a real taste of Europe! A vast selection of cheeses, pastries and other deli delights.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

An institution in Cape Town Food is made in own kitchen..The spinach is definitely worth a try great assortment of vegetables Stock Haribro ( Gernany )sweets Excellent coffee

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Magaliesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Typical Italian coffee bar. Although it can be quite cramped when busy, it is worth a visit. You order your coffee & pastry directly at the coffee bar. Other than croissants (delicious - not too buttery!) food must be ordered at the deli counter. There is a great selection of breads, cold meats cheeses etc. Nice place to read your... More

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Johannesburg
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I love the whole vibe of the deli and coffee bar. Expect to encounter a great mix of languages and cultures in an intimate space with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and pastries seducing your senses.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Like the fact that you can sit outside feel like San Francisco vibe, everyone there like a small close family and go there often. Coffee very good and the pastries something different not the usual that you will get at a bakery

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The seating area is limited, and that's a given. Build a monster sandwich - grab a coffee - and enjoy it on the beach. Amazing food!!

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