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Heile Selasie road | Inside shoppers plaza, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food in small portions

An unexpected treat. An American style coffee shop with great food, just not enough of it. The portions all seemed small for the prices but it was exceptionally good. The staff was very helpful and tried very hard to speak English, but if you know Swahili stick to it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Clarksville, Arkansas
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Clarksville, Arkansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

An unexpected treat. An American style coffee shop with great food, just not enough of it. The portions all seemed small for the prices but it was exceptionally good. The staff was very helpful and tried very hard to speak English, but if you know Swahili stick to it.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

we test here their cappuccino,and chocolate cake and I can tell both was average and a little over priced. they have free WiFi here that is helpful.

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Located at Shoppers plaza, this cafe is spacious, serves the BEST coffee in Tanzania, good food and wraps (in particular their "Breakfast Sandwich" is to die for!) Their pastries are freshly baked every day and their staff are very kind. Another signature item on the menu would be their Oreo Smoothie/milkshake, really good. Also, they offer free wifi, that's hiw... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We needed to get some work done and chose Kahawa Cafe without knowing what to expect. Other experiences trying to find good wifi throughout Tanzania were unsuccessful, but Kahawa delivered on the perfect experience. They have fast wifi, a tasty menu, western toilets, and are situated in a loft above the grocery store which made it convenient for us to... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My favorite cafe and lunch soup in Dar. Located in Masaki which the posh area in Dar within the Shoppers Plaza market is an excellent place after and before shopping to enjoy coffee, tea, lunch and late afternoon cappuccino. The staff is extremely friendly, polite and deliver an excellent service. I can read my new book bought in Nairobi "CAPITAL... More 

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Dar es salaam
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7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Always enjoy a good cafe and lounge setting, the free wifi that allows you to have a productive stay anywhere you are, the coffee and my favourite carrot cake. I'd love to have colourful bean bags around to sit on, but may be larger floor space would allow. Overall a pretty decent spot to get stuff done from, it was... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I've been to Kahawa a few times, which rather speaks for itself. The English breakfast is pretty tasty, the coffee's worth going back for, and the selection is good.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I was surprised by an offer I couldn't refused price wise and I asked the man in charge if it would be really a (beef) fillet which he confirmed. What they brought me was a flat peace of meet which was well done (I ordered medium) and I complained that this was not a fillet. They assured me that it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Service is friendly, the coffees are good. Nothing special really, just a nice place to sit in the late afternoon, sip a coffee or tea and meet friends!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

As you sit on the high side of the glass looking down at shoppers silently carrying out their task, one is reminded of ants hurrying along - their hustle and bustle muted. This image of labour provides a stark contrast to the experience the voyuer is undertaking - as perched above in a soft haze of a space the food... More 

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Address: Heile Selasie road | Inside shoppers plaza, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam
Cuisine: European

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  • Address: Heile Selasie road | Inside shoppers plaza, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Dar Es Salaam Region  >  Dar es Salaam

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  • Cuisine: European

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