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“Great place to grab a quick bite”
Review of Giovanni's

Giovanni's
Ranked #26 of 1 202 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$10
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Takeout
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been on a tour all day so didn't feel up to a full sit down dinner. We went here and grabbed some food to go so we could go back to where we were staying and relax. Everything was wonderfully prepared and tasted great. The only disappointment was that you can't buy a bottle of wine to go in South Africa after 7:00pm but that isn't the restaurant's fault.

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Thank Randal L
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Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had dinner just down the road and came upon this cafe which also has a deli and mini supermarket.

We enjoyed the espresso along with a scone type of almond pastry - both of which were very nice

The place is inviting and it offers warm service hence explaining the crowd

We did not patronize the deli but notes it offers a decent variety to tempt most people

Thank B T
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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We love it at Giovanni’s we go there all the time for coffee as it really is fantastic! Today we have breakfast from the deli which was great as we were able to make up our own sandwiches which was perfect as we had exactly what each of us wanted! Great atmosphere and so much history at this place you get to meet so so many different types of people here! This is a definite to try if you are in Cape Town!

Thank Emma R
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Great coffee for a reasonable price. You can also order sandwiches which are freshly made with the meat/cheese etc of your own choosing. Lovely spot

Thank Tom O
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Granted a Saturday morning is a busy time at Giovanni's to have a coffee and a bite to eat but that is no excuse for the lack of service I experienced this morning.
It is totally unacceptable that the Barista:
1) Does not acknowledge my presence or take my order for more than 20min
2) Blatantly Serves at least 5 clients who arrived after me first
3) Blatantly takes payment from at least 5 customers before even taking my order

Despite the good quality of the food my experience this morning has left me with a total lack of appetite to ever go back. Various friends of mine have had similar experiences in the last few months. It is clear that Giovanni's does not hold their loyal customers with any regard

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Thank neilclaasen0
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