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“Lovely place”

La Caverna & Cafe Mandala
Ranked #3 of 51 Restaurants in Blantyre
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: In the historic Mandala House together with the historic society and the La Caverna Art gallery and store
Reviewed 10 June 2014

In a beautiful setting, drink from a selection of specialist coffees - a big cafetiere - and have a chicken kebab or just a delicious home-made cake. Many happy times spent there with friends, colleagues or this time, just myself with The Guardian Weekly doing the crossword.

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Thank Jane W
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

The oldest still standing building in Malawi I believe. An outstanding location and great for lunch. The gardens are worth the visit alone and are well kept. La Caverna has a mix of diners or those just taking coffee,from professional types, exercise groups and families. Upstairs, there's an quaint, traditional layout small museum. Not everyone's tastes but worked for me. Seems to be open weekdays, 0900 - 1200h.

Thank Stephen W
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Reviewed 10 May 2014

Peace and tranquility in a lovely shady spot, excellent lunch (great veggie lasagna) very interesting local crafts in adjoining craft centre. The owner was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the art exhibited, will definitely return on our next visit to Blantyre

Thank Annette T
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Quiet location - coffee and snacks @ la caverna were delicious especially the carrot cake. Pity they don't stay open til late afternoons as we had a very short stay in blantyre but wanted to ensure we visited this place and it was worth it. Would definitley go again as blantyre lacks coffee places!!

Thank fatimajj
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is a historic location in Blantyre that is now turned into a art and craft shop (good quality items) with merchandise made from local and very talented Malawians.

The restaurant is on the side. You have a choice to sit inside or under the lovely big tress on the patio. Food portions very generous and enjoyable (for lunch which is what I experienced).

Thank David B
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