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103 Main Road, Cape Town Central, 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)
“sandwich” (15 reviews)
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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 via mobile

not only good coffee, but also great breakfast! you can choose bread and whatever you want on it from the delicounter and they will make it for you!

Thank Hanchim
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to Giovanni's since 2004. Tonight I called in with colleague to collect our supper as has been our want regularly. I got served quite quickly, my colleague was next and asked another server for his choice. She said, I cannot serve...More

1  Thank scouserCapeTown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been eating lunch and drinking coffee at this restaurant for what feels like my whole life. Every time I visit Cape Town now, it's an absolute MUST. Carpaccio drizzled with impeccable olive oil, shaved sharp and tasty parmesan and fresh mild rocket... all with...More

Thank Alexandra K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Giovanni's is a must-visit in Cape Town for anyone enjoying fine Italian cold meats, European Cheeses and other fine European deli items. Fresh bread, sandwiches, salads and even good Italian espresso rounds off my favorite shop in Cape Town. Recommended!

Thank aubergine_man
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Giovanni's is one of a kind. Whether popping for a coffee and a chat or shopping for a dinner party - it has it all.

Thank Tess W
Reviewed 3 September 2017

This delightful place is fun to visit.Its lovely to eat and shop here for unique Deli goods and much much more.Every thing prepared here is so very tasty.It can get very busy and crowded but worth the wait.I am a chef and had problems sourcing...More

Thank posco2
Reviewed 23 August 2017

An institution! Grab a fabulous chiabatta and choose your deli fillings for a beautiful sandwich. Have a cup of the best coffee in Cape Town, then browse and buy fabulous ingredients for your own anti-pasti for friends at home. Highly recommended, even if just for...More

Thank stevebenade
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 12 August 2017 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 21 July 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 434 6893
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