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Book Cafe

Fife Ave. | Fife Ave, North of city centre, Harare, Zimbabwe
792551
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Ranked #17 of 74 restaurants in Harare
Most recent review
- Jun 6, 2014
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English first
Harare, Zimbabwe
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Enjoyed watching a live South African band here, it's all about the performance. Drinks were fast and available.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Reasonable pizza . . little floury. Fun atmosphere. The first band we saw was awful but it is a venue for new and upcoming artists. The main act was really great but too tired to see them for long

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Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

I was able to eat some traditional food,which I had never had an opportunity to try, while listening to local artists playing mbira. The music was good ,but far too LOUD!!!!

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victoria falls
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great place if you are a music lover , had a lovely dinner listening to some excellent young crooners. The meals were so tasty and great value.

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Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Great first contact with the people of Harare. This charming venue gives you access to the vibrant artists and performers of Harare while you have a nice cold local beer. The place is great but the patrons as well are great to meet with coz you will see people from all walks of life and a myriad of professions and... More

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Suffolk UK
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I am generally not a fan of African music but there was a traditional Zimbabwean music group playing in the garden/courtyard area and we thought we would try it out. The music turned out to be great and the vibrancy of the show quite infectious. The Cafe had a BBQ if you wanted something cooked and also served home made... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The book cafe is a hub for Zimbabwean authors, musicians and other artists. It has played a significant role in supporting the countries cultural roots despite many setbacks. The live music is great, be it an energetic friday night set or sunday afternoon jazz, book launches are often held here with Q&A's with the authors. The food is basic but... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Don't expect much coming despite the guide books comments on it. Well at least you could get WiFi. Same for the Art Gallery museum... so limited, unbelievable, I thought Zim had more to show of its local artists

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Harare
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

You can get same value entertainment and food and half the cost. Great place to treat a foreign visitor though.

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

good place to be when they is a jazz or traditional mbira perfomer like Victor, Prudence or Chiwoniso

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