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Serendipity Lifestyle Cafe

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Old Town Mall, off Paul Kagame Rd., Lilongwe, Malawi
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Seating

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    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
No regrets

Have known the place for sometime but recently changed hands. Good for quick bite and casual approach. Good small bar and good food. Tough for parking your car

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Lilongwe, Malawi
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Lilongwe, Malawi
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81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Have known the place for sometime but recently changed hands. Good for quick bite and casual approach. Good small bar and good food. Tough for parking your car

Thank Yellowtopcab
Lilongwe, Malawi
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This place is located very centrally, making it a convenient place to get lunch or have a meeting. I just wish the food was better! There are only a couple vegetarian options and the prices are quite high for what you get. Nearly every time I have been, the service has been very slow and the food isn't bad, but... More 

Thank alisa_m_h
Hale, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We had chicken wraps, smoothies and lemon drizzle cake! Lovely place to 'get away from it' yet still a short walk to the town. The garden's weren't as lush as the guide book suggested but the food made up for that!

Thank Alicesmedley05
Somerset, United Kingdom
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109 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Nice venue inside a semi-open mall, with options for indoor or 'outdoor' seating. Good quality furnishings and feels upmarket. The menu is good and I chose a Thai veggie red curry. It didn't taste much like curries I've had in Thailand, but was tasty all the same. Nice cappuccino. Quick service. Prices are fair for the venue and clientele.

Thank Africahand
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Had a chicken salad here --nothing special. The bathroom is kind of sketchy and the staff DO NOT wash their hands after you go to the bathroom. The bathroom is shared with guests and staff. All over kind of a dead place.

Thank Americanincognito
Chinteche, Malawi
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170 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Met up with some friends here for lunch/drinks... The menu is well done, things are quite expensive but mostly enjoyable. The fresh lemonade was not good, but everything else was great. Im told the mojitos were excellent, and the quesadillas were very tasty.

Thank whereswhitlow
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120 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This was a comfortable restaurant for lunch. The service was pretty slow, but the food was ok. They don't accept card payments and the one 'loo' could do with a spruce up!

Thank justlovemyholidays
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This cafe is in a mall near to the Old Town. It has comfy seating, friendly service (although it's pretty slow) and a nice menu. It is also nice a cool with decent air conditioning. I ordered a toasted sandwich and tea for lunch. It was very nice. The sandwich came with salad and fries. It was a generous plate.... More 

Thank Emma V
Anthem, Arizona
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our group really enjoyed eating and having a couple of beverages at this laid back restaurant. The staff was great and the menu had some great surprises. Had a wonderful Thai curry chicken (not bad for the middle of Africa) and had an excellent special of the evening call "Bunny Chow" The actual plate was Durban beef curry in a... More 

Thank Ottissmithjr
Lilongwe, Malawi
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

this superb Cafe is is located in Lilongwes first mall. it is the perfect for having a break after a hectic morning . the foodis good . their cakes are great what is great about this place is that you feel that you are eating outside but actuallly you are sitting in the malls corridor. with in this mall you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Old Town Mall, off Paul Kagame Rd., Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: 994448444

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International


Open Hours
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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