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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
+27 21 434 6893
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 24 min
07:30 - 20:30All hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been coming here for more than 20 years mostly buying their deli food. I cannot recount the many breakfasts and the always excellent service. The coffee always outstanding, your walk to the deli counter with your favourite roll in hand and the anticipation...More

Thank Horst B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always busy with locals, this is a great deli for food shopping specialities as well as coffees and pastries in the morning. A must-visit place!

Thank Tessabartholomew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place on main road in Green Point (opp the Cape Town Stadium) is legend in this city and one of my fave places for takeaway food, homemade style. My faves: hake fish cakes, Italian bolognese, chopped liver, own brand yoghurt & cauli/kale mash &...More

Thank divacapetown
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Every time we go into Cape Town we have to go to Giovanni's. They have the most wonderful delicatessen with a huge variety of food and lovely breads. As we were staying in a self catering apartment we stocked up for the week. We love...More

Thank Biddy S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Coming here while staying in Green Point we understood why this place seems to have a cult following. The front of the shop is laid out like an Italian style 'bar' with stools for those wanting to sit. The coffee was very authentically Italian made...More

Thank Jesmyne
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

We were so happy to be located close to this cafe, we were there everyday. Coffee was excellent! Tom the Barista was lovely. The food from the deli was so, so delicious! We can't recommend this place highly enough! We loved this place.

Thank Jane H
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent deli that stocks a range of Mediterranean delicacies and that offers a very good selection of freshly prepared plated meals, both hot & cold. You can eat on the premises at a counter within the deli or alternatively take your meal home. Great selection...More

Thank Charles_744
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Consistently the best authentic deli food and coffee in SA. The super friendly and helpful staff behind the counter will whip an amazing panini or croissant together to delight your tastebuds. The honesty system seems to work well over the years....exoect to stand often as...More

Thank Clint W
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Great delivery with lots of foodstuffs from different parts of the world. Well worth a visit even if it is just for a quick coffee!

Thank Jakofsa
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Less than six Aussie dollars for a huge croissant, long black and vanilla latte. Quick efficient service. Fab barista, plus you can shop for super yummy cheese, page, salads and olives, in fact all sorts of fine foods. We bought local cape cheeses, octopus and...More

1  Thank Sally B
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television
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Open Hours
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
07:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Main Road, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 6893
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