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La Caverna & Cafe Mandala

Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
+265 1 871 932
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (21 reviews)
“panini” (6 reviews)
“cakes” (12 reviews)
Open Now
04:30 - 16:30All hours
Cafe, European, Italian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Kaohsiung Road | Mandala House, Blantyre, Malawi
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1 - 10 of 93 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great menu choices for breakfast or lunch in a tranquil setting next to a beautiful building. The manager is a lovely lady with great local knowledge. The gallery close by is an added plus too!

Thank Noush88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fell upon this place by accident, a very happy accident! This historical building doubles as an exhibition space and museum. They serve lovely tea/coffee and cakes in a lovely setting.

Thank Jen G
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Cafe is in the same building as La Caverna Art Gallery, and the old colonial property is of historical interest. If you are planning to visit the gallery, it can be combined with a meal at Cafe Mandala.

1  Thank wajari
Reviewed 25 May 2017

I love going to Cafe Mandala on a Saturday morning for a cup of coffee and a plate of assorted homemade cookies and catch up with friends and family. It's a great place for people with young children as the garden has lots of space...More

1  Thank SamScordis
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Pretty garden outside of town. Check to make sure it's open before you go. Trusted them enough to eat the lemon ice and did not get sick. Really pleasant.

1  Thank Laura G
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Great fresh strong coffee which is rare, and great ambience with tasty bites and Sandwiches. You can sit outside after a mooch around the brilliant market which is full of bustle colour and fresh foods.

2  Thank mrsP7741
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Food consistently good. Nice environment. Best breakfasts in Malawi and good quality lunches with seasonal specials. Well managed and pleasant staff. Try the chicken saltimboca and the delicious lasagna. Will be back.

1  Thank 987hiltonm
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Perfect cafe/restaurant to meet friends, have a coffee or a business lunch or take a break after shopping. Situated in an old colonial era building the setting is tranquil and relaxing. We love Café Mandala!

1  Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Always a great cool spot to reset and have lunch on a humid Blantyre day. Simple menu done well. I recommend the panini and fresh juices. Also the playground and grass is s great place for the kids to let off steam!

1  Thank Cam B
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Atmosphere is excellent. outdoor environment. But with shelter from light rain. Not the place to go in high winds or heavy rain. Food always excellent

1  Thank Stephen W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 18:30
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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