We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Bring the kids along!”
Review of Cafe Mandala

Cafe Mandala
Ranked #3 of 49 Restaurants in Blantyre
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Italian, American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: In the historic Mandala House together with the historic society and the La Caverna Art gallery and store
Blantyre, Malawi
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bring the kids along!”
Reviewed April 14, 2014

Lovely atmosphere here at Mandala cafe. Stunning place to have some lunch and bring the kids along to play in the big garden area with play gym and sand pit. The only decent cappucino in Malawi is found here at Mandala Cafe! The cakes are however no good at all, tasteless, dry and boring. I would strongly recommend however, the delicious Lasagne or the chicken panini, absolutely divine!

  • Visited April 2014
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Jax R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

97 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    46
    37
    12
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely morning out!”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank BrigidKB
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Egham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Great alfresco coffee shop and restaurant”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank David S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Seattle, Washington
1 review
“Consistently good with great atmosphere”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Aysha M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Toronto
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Could be better”
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
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
1 Thank SesterGTA
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Mandala also viewed

Blantyre, Southern Region
Blantyre, Southern Region
 
Blantyre, Southern Region
Blantyre, Southern Region
 

Been to Cafe Mandala? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing