Monthly Archives: December 2012

Kate Catarino to display work until 1.2.13

katieKatie Catarino’s Greenspace exhibit, featuring her paintings, photos and jewelry, will be on display at The Malelani Cafe until January 2, 2012. Please visit us to see this collection of detailed still lifes and colorful illustrative work. There is still some work available for sale. Katie also offers custom work, prints and also framing. Contact the artist at

And visit The Malelani Cafe before 1.2.13 to see Katie’s work in the gallery. A great way to take a break from winter and relax.

Holiday Schedule

The Malelani Cafe will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen on Dec. 26 to start our New Year’s Wrap Up! Check the Specials Board for end of the year delights and make sure to leave some room for dessert before you make those resolutions! We hope that your wishes come true!

Click the tree for a holiday treat!

Click the tree for a holiday treat!

Open Mic Nights 2013

openmic-aniIT’S OFFICIAL! Open Mic Nights at The Malelani Cafe will be moving to THURSDAY night in 2013.

Same great variety and acoustic jams, but a new night!

If you are a musician, singer, poet, comedian, or just want to have the spotlight for a few minutes then come out to an Open Mic night. There is always an excellent variety of new and seasoned talent that will entertain you while a full menu is available. And don’t forget that we are BYOB!

Acts should bring everything they need, but we do have some PA equipment available. Check out an upcoming Open Mic to see what we are all about! The Malelani Cafe is the perfect place to hone your skills as you build a career. The turn out is always great and the vibration is totally positive.

UPDATE: 2013 will continue to showcase live musical acts on Friday and Saturday nights with full menu available and dinner specials. The Malelani Cafe brings area talent to Ventnor including singer/songwriters, jazz and fusion artists, acoustic and electric, cutting edge and down-home styles, throughout the year. Stay tuned!

Gift Certificates for Friends and Family

gift-certificateIf you are looking for a great gift then give the gift of The Malelani Cafe. You can purchase gift certificates from the restaurant anytime, but why not consider them for your friends and family this year.

Everyone needs a break during the holidays!

Ask your server for details.



Ventnor’s Most Unique Cafe

logoMalelani (Mal-eh-lahn-e) is more than just a restaurant; it’s a home. The name Malelani comes from the South African Tswana word ‘malelane’ meaning place of palms. Here we strive to bring you high-quality, unique dishes at reasonable prices. We do this in a relaxed coffee house environment, providing a haven for local art and cultural events, including our year round Open Mic nights.

Since 2009, we have been serving illy coffee, the world’s finest, and an ever-changing assortment of teas. Our Mediterranean influenced menu is a note to our family’s Greek history. With flavors from every corner of the globe and a friendly waitstaff, our unique retreat is thee perfect oasis. Be it a home away from home or a retreat from the world!

Thank you for joining us. We have daily specials, fresh baked desserts, piping hot coffee and plenty of sunshine inside our place of palms.

Call 822.5007 for more information and check our Google Map for directions.