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La Caverna & Cafe Mandala

Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 871 932
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • 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 yesterday

I had a great meal at La Caverna with friends. It was fast and portions were good. Lovely open grass space and playground surrounding the dining area - an oasis! The gallery onsite had a great range of art works and pieces from many Malawian...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TessaC152
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for a bit of lunch and a drink with family. It's hard to find a safe open space in blantyre however here there is a nice stretch of grounds with a bit of an outdoor play area for the kids to enjoy...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Becky_Mxx
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always enjoy having lunch and coffee at this beautiful space. Great playground for our kids and lovely dining ambience under the trees. The meals and coffees are delicious!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Renee P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice open space good for kids if it is not too hot. No credit cards accepted, only Malawian cash. Service is way too slow, even for African standards. Portions are very small. We ordered starts and mains and even so leave the place hungry. Food...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank MundocomoCasa
Reviewed 11 December 2018

It's not our first time to have lunch at La Caverna. It's a favorite spot, a nice respite from a busy shopping day. You're sure to have very good service, delicious food, and a perfect espresso at the end. I always enjoy a look through...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TamaraInMalawi
Reviewed 2 December 2018

A nice place for a relaxing cup of coffee or a meal. We were there for a Friday afternoon coffee and it was just great. Nice garden and a good playground for the children. It is just too bad that they are not open on...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Henrik S
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

This place is quite expensive when it comes to the light meals they serve. However the coffee is good and the location is supurb.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ErwinvdM
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Our introductory meal in Malawi . . . we ordered a variety of the specials for the day . . . beef lasagna, crumbed chicken mozzarella, saltimbocca and pork chop. The lasagna was the best by far! And the proprietor recommended sprinkling oil and vinegar...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Bob M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

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

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Coldings
Reviewed 12 October 2018

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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank FellowTraveler573142
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups
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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