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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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“lunch” (23 reviews)
“cake” (10 reviews)
“panini” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank 성호 최
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Gr1970Gr
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Luc V
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

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

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

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

Thank Edyth K
Reviewed 5 March 2018

Convenient location off the main road on the way out of the central shopping/ business area. Lush gardens and ample parking with security as you come in. Comfy seating and tables. Wifi hotspot for both major networks. Super-satisfying bar-snack menu paninis etc, though the 60p...More

Thank Huntsman123
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Great place, nice place for lunch with friends. The specials are always good. Recommended for families with kids as well.

Thank Sithe87
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

I've been here on each of my three visits to Blantyre. Each time, even though a stranger to these parts I've been given a personal welcome. Today for example, I received tips on two local Malawian coffees to try out whilst here. Great for children...More

Thank Stephen W
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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
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
4:30 am - 4:30 pm
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
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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