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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%
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“bread” (37 reviews)
“chopped liver” (5 reviews)
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Open Now
7:30 AM - 8:30 PMAll hours
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

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 13 January 2018

I live down the road from Giovanni's and am there almost daily for dinner. I have never enjoyed such fresh, tasty ingredients with such variety. I mostly take the food home and warm at home. The quality of the food is just as superb being...More

Thank dafelkyle
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Well it’s so hard to review Giovanni’s without gushing. It’s the best deli by far. Takeaways eating in coffee and the platters. Fresh and the most friendly staff. It’s always busy. But a must

Thank Shirls45
Reviewed 5 January 2018

We were staying 800m away so walked here. The coffee is delicious and its open until late so it is easy to eat something from the deli when you get off the beach late. The food is very reasonable and very tasty. There's a wide...More

Thank jessicakO3221XV
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Pop in for a quick coffee, Italian-style, or sample a pastry (yum!) or bread and home-made produce. It's all great. Make a point of visiting when you're in the area - it's worth it.

Thank James D
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Great little coffee place and a nice deli and dry goods selections. Only recommendation: have larger coffees to go. We'll pay!

Thank Bob K
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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
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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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