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La Caverna & Cafe Mandala

Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 871 932
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  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (24 reviews)
“cake” (10 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
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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 2 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 18 April 2018

Fabulous place to spend a leisurely Saturday morning. Their coffee is delicious, and our breakfast of bacon, egg and cheese on a panini was well prepared. Complimentary edition of The Eye was great, as we are newcomers to Blantyre and this magazine is filled with...More

1  Thank islandgirlle2
Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

The staff is excellent and very helpful ,the food is great and the price is very reasonable for the quality of food you get...excellent for family with small children as well

1  Thank 605kennethm
Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Well so I had cake and tea with a friend, but I truly think it is a nice place for all things they offer. There is an art gallery and it's a nice environment to just chill or discuss business or whatever

1  Thank Edyth K
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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
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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