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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
27 21 434 6893
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7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Tokyo, Japan
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous food to eat in or take away; if you want to go to an 'in' place for great coffee, cool vibe, delicious food, bakery and more...... come here. Close to the city, a walk to Mouille point beach front and the waterfront A must on a visit to Cape Town.

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Thank Taikplayerinjapan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I absolutely love this place. The servers are so sweet and the food tastes homemade. There are so many options and you get to build your own plate.

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Thank Elizabeth J
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115 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A stop at Giovannis is as appealing and authentic as it ever was. Great coffee, best patisserie - delightful. Will be back over and over

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Thank Michael W
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49 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Being a food lover with my wife we found Giovanni's to be the best spot in Cape Town where by we could enjoy genuine and tasty Mediterranean food/deli ,service, take away, and sit down. Best coffee and fresh juices. Nice atmosphere and view .

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Thank joko245
Canggu, Indonesia
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

For excellent coffee and wonderful food bar and take aways Giovannis is a legendary institution in Cape Town. The regulars hog the outside barstools for their coffee and morning chats. Elegant ladies come in for a lunch they put together at the deli counter and ì even met one gentleman who eats there every day as he says the food... More 

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Thank safaripro2015
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Just go. This app requires a 100 characters... Grrr... Just go. Just go. Oh, and browse the deli. It's got stuff you would never expect!

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Thank Neil V
George Town, Malaysia
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217 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

The manager of the guest hose that we stayed strongly recommended Giovanni's so we decided to give it a try. If you love authentic Italian meals, if you love great food, or even if you love to do window shopping for food, this is the place for you! You can buy some food to nibble on the go, or you... More 

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Thank UnderBigHill
Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Giovannis is an institution known by all who frequent Green Point. Be sure to visit for a coffee, sandwich and croissant when you are in Green Point next. Tip - Grab a sandwich on your way to the beach and you are all set for the day - great food, awesome people

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Thank 149gregorioW333
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

OH if you are a food lover like me, this is paradise. I visited this store early this morning to introduce my daughter to the shop, we browsed around and as we had little time to sit down I ordered take away coffee. I tried to get the attention of the barista and so was another patron for that matter... More 

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Thank Janine M
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Great place to rest for a brief while during a day of exploring Cape Town. Nice patio to enjoy a delicious espresso (red espresso for me, regular cappuccino for my friend) and watch the world go by. It was fairly quiet mid-afternoon on a Tuesday in the winter

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Thank Gina V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Italian, Cafe, European, Delicatessen
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?