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La Caverna & Cafe Mandala

Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 871 932
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere here oozes of history and times passed, a rare find in Africa where most buildings are new. Situated in a lovely green setting next to a few classy curio shops the small cafe with outdoors seating offers a limited but delicious choice of...More

Thank Coldings
Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice place, good food, nice tables outside in the garden. people are friendly, also a nice shop.

Thank FellowTraveler573142
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

An oasis in the middle of a bustling city, a place to enjoy fresh food in a beautiful setting. The service has always been excellent, polite and professional. I bring groups of visitors before going to the airport so they can have a relaxed environment...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Glad we popped in there. lovely outdoor garden setting with good service to match. the owner is very friendly, talking happily to all the patrons. great homemade lemonade and a small changing menu with a focus on lighter dishes. the attached art gallery in a...More

Thank SamirAbdallahAli
Reviewed 11 August 2018

The menu is delicious and interesting, and the service is very good. The proprietor is exceptionally friendly and helpful. It is a pleasure to sit outside and enjoy the garden. The art gallery and the Society of Malawi library are in the same location. There...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

In addition to having a generous, open welcome with quietly efficient staff all round, even when busy, attention soon comes. Two things not obvious and welcome: the 3 (yummy) breakfast items can be available all day. Secondly, they do a takeaway service including each day's,...More

Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

This place has beatiful guarden. But i dont like going there. Next door is the local market and bus terminal. Very busy and dirty. This shop is very clean. But you have to pass there. You know that safety is alway your reponsibility. Please note...More

1  Thank 성호 최
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Had breakfast with a colleague. An opportunity to put our feet up, soak in the surroundings. Simple food, unique blend of coffee and quiet surroundings. It can get a little noisy from the road on a week day, but over a weekend it is nice...More

1  Thank Gr1970Gr
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Brunches, lunches, coffee and snacks are lovingly served at Cafe Mandala. The menu is very Italian and very tasty which caters to all types of cravings and palates. The menu does shift from time to time - an appealing way to keep clientele coming back...More

1  Thank Luc V
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Instant home. This is an historic spot; a magnificent arts and crafts shop; and a terrific café. Where to start - history, a reference library, beautiful artisan work in a wide range of prices - and fully in support of the artisan. Take your wallet....More

2  Thank RCPO
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic, Groups, View
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
04:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Southern Region  >  Blantyre
  • Phone Number: +265 1 871 932
In the historic Mandala House together with the historic society and the La Caverna Art gallery and store
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