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“Perfect coffee shop and deli”
Review of Giovanni's

Giovanni's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Takeout
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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111 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Perfect coffee shop and deli”
Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you live close by, this can easily become your favourtie place to hang out, whether it is to enjoy good Italian coffee or eat from the deli bar counter (they have ready-made meals where you can choose your portions for eating on the spot or take-away). They make good breads, I love their baguettes the most! You'll find things you love to cook with but can't find easily in normal supermarkets such as really good chorizo, a variety of cheeses, charcuterie selection, rillettes, canard confit, tahini, graisse de canard, duck liver paté, paté de porc, artisan chocolate (Honest, etc), all kinds of bonbons and Italian sweets and delicacies, quail eggs, watermelon juice, carrot juices... It has a relaxed vibe, read newspapers, go solo, go with a friend, great for people-watching (celebrities and models...), easy to make friends there as people are friendly and you sit so close to them anyway... On scorching hot days, they also spray mist to keep you refreshed while you sit and enjoy your meal/coffee.

Visited February 2014
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Cape Town, South Africa
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35 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Cappuccino and croissants are a must!”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Every time we're back in Cape Town we ALWAYS make a point of grabbing a cappuccino and croissants from Giovanni's. Usually we pack 'em up and take them over to eat in Green Point park.
A great place with very friendly staff, lovely outside eating spot and a great array of baked goods and deli eats.
Like I said, we NEVER miss it when we're in the Mother City.

  • Visited January 2014
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Nakhon Si Thammarat, Thailand
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“European deli feel”
Reviewed January 30, 2014

The atmosphere is very relaxing and the food is good, what more can I say about this popular little hangout...

Visited October 2013
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Istanbul, Turkey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“All good.....”
Reviewed January 25, 2014

I had never complaint what I had in Giovanni's. Other than being one of the best delicate, it is also very nice place to socialize with friends. Highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2014
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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding food and service”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

We are well travelled and have eaten in many restaurants. This was definitely one of our more memorable meals. Everything ordered was cooked to perfection (the salmon dish was outstanding). The service was excellent and hard working owner Peter was very attentive to everyone, and all the while making sure things ran smoothly in the restaurant. A truly memorable evening with great food and friends - we will definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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