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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 434 6893
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Cafe, European, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You haven't seen Cape Town until you have been to Giovanni`s! This is the heart of the city and this is where it's all happening. It`s like Katz Deli in NYC. A must see!

Thank BalintRichter
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some lovely food at this rather good Italian café. There was a warm welcome on our arrival and after dining here we found the food to be of a good quality. The food at this restaurant was well seasoned and you really got...More

Thank 811michael
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

I like coming here for a quick bite on my way home. It gets very busy but I always find a seat eventually. If you know what to choose, one can eat for a very reasonable price, good food, a great selection at the deli....More

Thank Mariamne Y
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Pop in for a coffee or enjoy a light lunch. Choose from delicious freshly made salads and a whole array of cold meats and cheeses and if your stuck for an idea for supper , then drop in and pick up your food for the...More

Thank Honey40667
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Outstanding staff everything you can't find you will get here. Giovanni's a real hands on owner which makes all the difference in the world. Best Latte in South Africa xxxx

Thank Stunningjohnny
Reviewed 5 February 2018

This is more a coffee bar than a place for breakfast but you can get sandwiches, baguettes and rolls made to order from the deli counter. The coffee was good, the baguette was good too. If you fancy a substantial breakfast, Jason's Bakery is just...More

Thank John D
Reviewed 29 January 2018

You feel transported to Italy at this roadside deli and shop. Cool standing bar by the main road in Green Point, to take your morning coffee. Grumpy original Italian owner fits in perfectly and you would not want it any different!

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 24 January 2018

I haven't been to Giovannis for a long time and popped in the other day to pick up some ingredients for dinner . An institution which lives up to it's reputation and more. Ingredients and meals always fresh and the deli has fantastic products ....More

Thank FranB68
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

I was trully surprised one Sunday when I visited Giovanni’s for coffee. And being a local capetonian, embarressed to say I’ve never eaten there, well it has now become my favourite spot and will drive the 30 minutes to get there. I bought the salad...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

The best place for a casual lunch or dinner around the world! Seriously - so cheap and delicious!!! Build your own plate of Italian / Jewish deli dishes!

Thank Gavin H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
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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