Ten years ago, Mango Ginger Bakery & Coffee Shop opened in humble circumstances with a small menu, an inexperienced baker and the insecurity of being new. Over the past ten years, we have greatly expanded the menu, the baker has become an expert and we have moved up the road into much bigger premises, a house converted into a quaint bakery and coffee shop right in the heart of Observatory.
The philosophy at Mango Ginger has always been about delicious food and good health combined, using only top end ingredients: stone ground flour, full fat dairy and free-range meats. Originally, our niche market was gluten- and wheat-free food and cakes and we are proud to be able to say that our focus has not changed but expanded. Our repertoire now also includes sugar-free and vegan options for our ever growing client base. At least half of Mango Ginger’s menu is vegetarian and you can even find us listed on the vegan website, allowing for a good variety of innovative, plant based meals. Our sauces and dips are home made and our bright green hummus gets half a bunch of parsley per batch, filling the consumer with vitality and goodness.
The menu has grown and morphed but the basic formula of Mango Ginger has remained true to the original vision. We came up with a gluten-free alternative for our very popular wrap menu, produce three flavours of wheat free pies, and are constantly experimenting with bakes and specials, such as vegan cakes, gluten- and sugar-free baked cheesecakes, seed crackers, pistachio nut shortbread and much more. The coconut and lemon cheesecake has become a firm favorite in our daily gluten- and sugar-free offerings.
Lunch offerings are kept alive by our ever changing specials board, listing a variety of seasonal meals, while allowing us to try new things and to stay creative. Examples of what you may find on our specials board are: Aubergine involtini filled with four cheeses, nuts, mint & lemon zest; Almond & ginger venison casserole; Potato rosti with spinach and mushroom, topped with two poached eggs and so much more. Another customer favourite are our home-made, flavoursome soups – always vegetarian and served as a generous helping with home baked toast and butter.
If you are a busy professional, a mom or a student on the go, our frozen meals, ready to be taken home, might be just what you need for a quick and easy supper.
Additionally, our kitchen remains busy with supply out, outside catering and lunch & tea platters. We also make celebration cakes to order. Contact us to find out how we can assist with your catering needs!
Come in and try our delicious, home-baked breads, our mouth-watering and soul-filled cakes and our variety of nutritious meals.
Mango Ginger Observatory is a true food playground with delicious coffee and a cosy atmosphere in the heart of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa!
Our friendly and efficient staff look forward to spoiling you!
Your Mango Ginger team