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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
27 21 434 6893
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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151 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a high end delicatessen, They have a large assortment of prepared foods that are high quality and price. There is an assortment of canned and bottled products that can be purchased, all in all a good experience, too bad the pricing is so high.

Thank Manny K
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened upon Giovanni's whilst staying in a hotel nearby. They do great coffee and pastries for breakfast in a niche Italian coffee house experience where you can meet the locals.

Thank donkeyGuernsey
Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I just popped in to get coffee and pain au chocolate to go on what is possibly one of the busiest days of the year in Green Point-- a major running event beginning and ending virtually on the doorstep of Giovanni's. I expected to be trapped in the Bermuda Triangle of deli for years, but in stead, my coffee came... More 

Thank gabrielevond
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I used to be a regular here where I would buy ready grilled Salmon or fillet steak with pepper sauce and a mix of salads.it was good quality and we'll cooked and without that take away stodge one usually finds with such food. However with its popularity increase the quality has gone into decline and it is no longer a... More 

Thank Bernadette V
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for a quick lunch between meetings. The deli shop is amazing. Love the variety. Cappuccino is the best.

Thank MrsV-RSA
Cape Town, South Africa
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After quite some search we finally found a place which is or at least is very close to real Italian. Most Italian place discovered so far in CPT are Pizza & Pasta only. Giovanni's has the typical Italian Coffee Shop atmosphere and offers a great deal of products in its Deli.

Thank Dieter S
Ballito, South Africa
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

excellent venue to meet the locals. Great coffee and delicious deli. Plenty parking. Small deli so it stays busy the whole day, It has a lovely buzz around it. My favorite Lasagne and double expresso

Thank buddie l
Johannesburg, South Africa
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653 reviews
379 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Giovanni's is an old favourite Italian deli in Cape Town, and also serves great coffee. Also friendly staff. On Main Road, easy to find parking.

1 Thank Hooggenoeg
London, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Giovannis is HEAVEN. An oasis of great Italian coffee, food and gourmet cuisine to take home in the deli. The coffee shop is super with wonderul pastries and real, proper coffee. A great place to hang in the mornings. If I lived in Cape Town I would be here every morning. Lovely place to meet other people and their dogs.... More 

Thank skoolrunmum
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Popped in for a quick cuppocina and breakfast. Interesting concept. Pick your own bread etc and they make up your sandwich. We had croissant with pastrami, morzerella and tomato. Delious. The place was packed but service was quick. Great atmosphere.

Thank Patti L

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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
$5 - $10
Italian, Cafe, European, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 27 21 434 6893

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