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La Caverna & Cafe Mandala

Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 871 932
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (20 reviews)
“panini” (8 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well so I had cake and tea with a friend, but I truly think it is a nice place for all things they offer. There is an art gallery and it's a nice environment to just chill or discuss business or whatever

Thank Edyth K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convenient location off the main road on the way out of the central shopping/ business area. Lush gardens and ample parking with security as you come in. Comfy seating and tables. Wifi hotspot for both major networks. Super-satisfying bar-snack menu paninis etc, though the 60p...More

Thank Huntsman123
Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Great place, nice place for lunch with friends. The specials are always good. Recommended for families with kids as well.

Thank Sithe87
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

I've been here on each of my three visits to Blantyre. Each time, even though a stranger to these parts I've been given a personal welcome. Today for example, I received tips on two local Malawian coffees to try out whilst here. Great for children...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

Relaxed, attractive cafe and favourite place for breakfast. Quality bacon and eggs and proper pork sausage. Also enjoy the lemongrass tea a lot, if I fancy a change from the filter coffee.

Thank bikesrule
Reviewed November 20, 2017

Not really Malawi! The restaurant is quiet, calm and tasteful. Beautiful gardens and facilities. Service is friendly and attentive. Always lot so expats hanging out at this oasis!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed November 8, 2017 via mobile

Good food, attentative service, quality ingredients, nice location and grounds. Limited items on menu but good range. Ideal place for lunch. Ideal place to hang out with friends. Nicely appointed historic building with a unique craft shop. Must visit if in Blantyre.

Thank liketravelling2016
Reviewed October 12, 2017

The building is fantastic, the craft shop offers a nice selection of art crafts from Malawi and the region. They have also a nice small selection of Blantyre history books. The restaurant is nicely located outside, it is average in menu choices, the service is...More

Thank Ana Maria F
Reviewed October 5, 2017

this was one of our regular haunts and we were only disappointed when we got there late and the specials had ended. Great staff, a freindy atmoshere and a great place to socialise. The gift shop is a big bonus with a full range of...More

Thank Pamela P
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This place is a good option to sit and relax a bit, the lunch course is always tasty and the friendly waiters are doing a good job

1  Thank Manuel P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
4:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 1 871 932
In the historic Mandala House together with the historic society and the La Caverna Art gallery and store
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