Giovanni’s Delicatessen

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I love Giovanni’s because it is a very local hangout in Green Point, with great food. Some people just don’t seem to get it for some reason and say they don’t like it.

Giovanni’s is not a restaurant per se it is definitely more a deli than it is a restaurant. But they have delicious pre-made food (like meatballs, salads, noodles, vegetables, curries and stews), fresh bread, imported foods (by foods I obviously mean chocolates and cookies 🙂 ), delicatessen foods, really good meats and cheeses. Although they have food they really don’t have tables to sit at, they have a few seats inside, next to the coffee bar (no alcohol) and then they have a few tall tables but no chairs. It is a place to eat good food, fast, or on-the-go (which is what I do most of the times, I take it home). What I like the most is that the food is cooked in a very Italian way and they have a lot of Italian dishes, I also like that I find products that I don’t find in any other supermarkets in Cape Town. My #1 thing to buy here is the “buffalo mozzarella” the authentic mozzarella cheese I also love the pre-made food and to make my own sandwich.

It is great but I should warn you, very very OVERPRICED! But if you are looking for great food to takeaway, cheese/meats, delicious croissants or coffee, then go to Giovanni’s.

(Above picture from: http://www.capetownmagazine.com/best-of-cape-town/10-top-delicatessens-in-cape-town/124_22_17277)

In search of the best pizza – Yourstruly Cafe

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Saying that I love pizza is a complete understatement; maybe addiction to pizza is more like it. I love all types of pizza, big crust, thin crust, cheesy crust, I love them all! I’m on a quest to finding the most perfect pizza in the city. I think that this love of mine for pizza and the fact that I eat it anywhere I go, makes my opinion of it a very legit one.

Over the weekend I went to a very cool place called Yourstruly Cafe at 175 Longstreet. It has a hipster and artsy vibe to it that makes it quite interesting. I really loved the design of the place, I thought it had a great environment and people. The service was really good as well. This place is known for its sandwiches/rolls, its coffee and its pizza. When I went I ordered a pizza, as I almost always do, and so did my boyfriend. There are some recommendations in the menu but you can kind of “design your own”. My boyfriend choose a Margherita which wasn’t on the menu and I ordered the Good Manners with no avo. They were both delicious but both my boyfriend and I liked the Good Manners better.

If you have a time, check it out, even if it is just for coffee or just to see the place you should! Really cool…

Yourstruly website: http://www.yourstrulycafe.co.za

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-John Lennon

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Good Manners Pizza