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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
+27 21 434 6893
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bread” (41 reviews)
“chopped liver” (5 reviews)
“sandwiches” (18 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
Italian, Cafe, European, Deli, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
103 Main Road, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good for take away or a casual meal on the veranda. Choose your own food or your own sandwich mix and they will bring it to your table. I ordered chopped liver on a twisted roll and my friend ordered chopped herring on a bagel...More

Thank mervyn l
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to choose from to either eat there or purchase goods to take home. Seating available outside or inside.

Thank Lauren_LW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I don’t need to write a long, lengthy review about how amazing Giovanni’s is, the food and the coffee speaks for itself! I’ve never ever been unsatisfied after having lunch here. Absolutely everything is outstanding! And the cherry on top, they serve almond milk!

Thank JankeduToit96
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wide range of products with reasonable value and easy access. Fresh products are abundant and have good provenance.

Thank gesse v
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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 25 March 2018

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
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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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