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“Lovely morning out!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Mandala

Cafe Mandala
Mandala House | Kaohsiung Road, Mandala, Blantyre, Malawi
1 871 932
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Ranked #4 of 37 Restaurants in Blantyre
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: In the historic Mandala House together with the historic society and the La Caverna Art gallery and store
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely morning out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Lovely shop, friendly staff, interesting archives, beautiful building, wonderful cafe with great cake, very interesting history and a very pleasant way to spend the money. Would recommend it to visitors!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Egham, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great alfresco coffee shop and restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Against the setting of beautifully preserved colonial ambience (don't miss the art gallery and Historical Society exhibits inside Mandala House), shady table settings provide the perfect place to enjoy excellent coffee, tea and cakes - the best for miles!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Consistently good with great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Great food and the best coffee in Malawi. Owners are wonderful and attentive. A nice oasis to get away from the chaos but still in the middle of town.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Could be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

The location is great and I recommend a visit the gallery (I bought a couple of nice things there). I stayed to have lunch and enjoy the grounds. It seems to be a spot frequented by North American and British tourists and expat so it was pretty busy.

The sandwich I ordered was a strange interpretation of a panino. It had tomatoes, mozzarella and basil, which is a good start but then also had cheddar cheese and the bread was a pretty hard hamburger bun. Possibly I should have had a cake and coffee.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Stratford, Canada
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163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
“Good food - same place as the Old Manager's House”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Very nice place to eat lunch in Blantyre - caters to western tastes, so most people eating here are expats or aid workers of one kind or another. Sandwiches, salads (if you dare in Malawi), and desserts of various kinds, licensed. Outside eating on the verandah is very pleasant.

Visited September 2013
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