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Mango Ginger

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Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Healthy
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27 Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 448 2500
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Mango Ginger's focus is on creating healthy, nutritious and fabulously...
Mango Ginger's focus is on creating healthy, nutritious and fabulously flavoured foods. We use only organic flour, pure fats and organic fresh produce where possible to create decadent, delicious treats. We are open from 07:30 to 17:00 on weekdays, and 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays.
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Good for:
Families with children
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wheat free and vegetarian

Just had the most delicious goats cheese and caramelised onions quiche at Mango Ginger. I chose potato wedges to accompany mine and my partner chose salad. Either way both options are delicious. The quiche was the winner each mouthful was a treat. I also had a mango and banana smoothie. Can't wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Jasonleg
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Just had the most delicious goats cheese and caramelised onions quiche at Mango Ginger. I chose potato wedges to accompany mine and my partner chose salad. Either way both options are delicious. The quiche was the winner each mouthful was a treat. I also had a mango and banana smoothie. Can't wait to come back.

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Cape Town
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154 reviews 154 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I enjoyed the visit here. I normally have a mid morning coffee and muffin but there was only a choice of one on the menu so I had a hummus and aubergine sandwich. There was plenty of choice of sandwiches and wraps and it looked attractive. If you go there early morning the verandah area is a real sun trap... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were looking to have lunch in Obs, and this place seemed a cut above the others in the area. A good range of specials--I had the quiche, which was good, and the pastry especially was better than average. The outdoor patio was cool and quiet despite being close to the road, and the service was very good. Definitely somewhere... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I've been here a few times, and I am always impressed by their fresh, healthy, and delicious meals. They also have many vegetarian options. Try the veggie burger!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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102 reviews 102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We dropped by to try their bakery goods as this seems to be what they specialize in. Their attention and effort is clearly apparent when you look at their displayed goods. One can taste it too as, despite being very simple foods, they pack a unique flavour that can only be from a love for bakery. It is a tiny... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I had a salad at Mango Ginger and it looked amazing. It was very healthy and a good afternoon meal. The people were very nice and I loved the environment of the restaurant. I think I will go check it out one more time before I leave. Would recommend!!

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Alexandria, VA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Mango Ginger is a staple for many Capetonians, especially those who like healthy food or who have a gluten free diet. Make no mistake, the rest of us can find plenty to like from the freshly squeezed juices (try the melon and mint) to the delicious specials on the blackboard every day. I had a gluten free chicken pie and... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

iced coffee is wonderful - owner (or lady always in charge) is also lovely and makes your time their v welcoming. food is good and nice outdoor seating area.

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Portland, Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Went there twice and it never let me down. Mango Ginger made wonderful pastries that everyone liked. It was impossible to pick my favorite. Let along its wide selection of Gluten free meals. Staff were always so friendly. It's a gem of the Obs. Whille it's in the quieter part of the Obs, which is less frequented by visitors, walking... More 

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Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

great coffee,excellent service with a good value menu. We really enjoyed the food especially the pies.You can tell lot of love and care is taken in the preparation of the meals.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 27 Lower Main Road | Observatory, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 448 2500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Dessert, Bakery, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating

Description

Mango Ginger's focus is on creating healthy, nutritious and fabulously flavoured foods. We use only organic flour, pure fats and organic fresh produce where possible to create decadent, delicious treats. We are open from 07:30 to 17:00 on weekdays, and 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays.
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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?