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Lark Cafe

441 Chilanga Road | Area 10, Lilongwe, Malawi
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Ranked #1 of 46 restaurants in Lilongwe
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Healthy, Café
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Set in the gardens of Ulendo Travel Centre, Lark offers a range of salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers, all with a healthy twist! Childrens menu available, as are milkshakes, home made iced teas and delicious coffees - including "Red" coffees. Childrens playground on site too! Free wifi for customers also supplied.
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English first
Lilongwe, Malawi
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Lark Cafe consistently serves great food...my favorite dish being the 'I love summer' wrap filled with tomato, feta, chicken and black olives...scrumptious! You also get served a generous salad with your meal which is just as delicious as the main! Fantastic place to venture out with friends and family. Keep up the good work!

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for your lovely review. It always gives us such a happy glow when we hear that someone enjoys what we have to offer, and enjoys spending time with us at Lark! We hope we will see lots more of you and that we will continue to make your experience there as enjoyable as possible. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

I loved the chocolate milkshake and have tried various vegetarian options which were soo good and different from anything around here. However I'd like to know if your chicken is halaal? I'd love to try the summer wrap! Thanks! :) keep up the good work

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Shaaira Thanks so much for your review, and I'm happy you have enjoyed the things you have tried at Lark so far! Unfortunately I cannot guarantee that our chicken is halaal - we have continual problems finding enough supply for the cafe, so we buy from a few different suppliers as and when they have. I am so sorry,... More

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I've been meaning to write this for a long time now, because this is the BEST café in Lilongwe. Luckily for us, we were introduced to the Lark early-on after we arrived and we have been going regularly ever since. They have the best tasting coffee, and the food is always great. The owners are lovely people and we are... More

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Yaaaay - thank you for such an amazing review, I'm so glad you got round to submitting it!! As you are such a regular customer, you certainly deserve VIP treatment, and we thank you for your loyalty and continued support - and we look forward to many more VIP visits from you!! More

Madrid, Spain
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

I have been living in Lilongwe for 8 months, and so far Lark is my favourite place to have a simple-well prepared, delicious lunch, breakfast or coffee. It is located in the beautiful garden of the Ullendo travel building. It has outdoor tables, very nice when weather allows (they have indoor tables also, so no worries if it is raining).The... More

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

We so appreciate your positive and detailed review, it means so much to us to get such great feedback! The restroom issue is a difficult one - Ulendo closes at 1 pm - so we had the choice of either closing then too, or staying open another hour so that we could serve lunches. We realise it is not ideal,... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Our butternut squash and feta did not disappoint. The sweet softness of the squash formed a wonderful contrast to the crunchy vegetable 'crisps' which formed the garnish. A substantial plateful as well! In the spacious walled compound grew a range of trees and shrubs. The play equipment was just right for the bevy of preschoolers using it. What a lovely... More

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and for making it such an lovely one - it always makes our work and time at Lark feel so much more worthwhile when people show their appreciation! We hope you will pop in again soon, we look forward to giving you some more chilled out, good food time! More

Lilongwe, Malawi
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

food is always fresh and generously portioned, never had bad meal there, cant believe any one would give this rating as less than 4 or 5....... if there was any reason for me to give less than 5 it would be that they don't deliver to me in Kanengo ;-)........

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderfully positive review. We are so glad you enjoy your times at Lark, it is always great to see you there! As for the delivery situation - now wouldn't that be an amazing thing to be able to do................ we'll work on it!! More

Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I love Lark Cafe! Every time I visit Lilongwe, it's one of my first stops. The happy, relaxed atmosphere, pretty and comfortable decor and delicious food make this one of the best places to eat in the city. The staff are friendly, well trained and helpful. I can't wait to come again!!

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Wow - that's put a bounce in our steps and a twinkle in our eyes - thank you so much for such a warming, positive review, and for making our efforts feel so worthwhile. We can't wait to have you back at Lark again on your visit! More

Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

The menu is limited, but the special of the day (very often quiche, which I normally don't go for) is consistently amazing. The portions are large and everything comes with a side salad that is one of the best I've ever had anywhere. A typical lunch for 2 is 8-9,000 kwacha, but worth every penny. Service can be a bit... More

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review, it really makes our day to hear that our customers enjoy their time and experience at Lark! We apologise that you find the service on the slow side, and will be working hard to improve that. We really hope you visit us again soon, and thank you again for taking the time... More

Lilongwe, Malawi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of the best places to visit both for for a morning coffee and healthy breakfast or lunch in Lilongwe. They have delicious salads, wide variety of coffee (big thing for Malawi) and tea, fresh wraps and fruit smoothies. my favorites are Hibiscus Tea and waldorf salad. The place is good both for families and couples. Lark Cafe... More

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review, it makes us so happy that you enjoy and appreciate all that we have to offer! We sincerely apologise if you found the service on the slow side, and we will do our best to get that side of Lark speeded up. Do come and visit us again soon! More

hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Good location,great food,great staff and convenient for city centre lunch breaks,relaxing atmosphere.

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Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to review us, and for your kind and appreciative words! We are so glad you enjoy spending time at our Lark, and we look forward to seeing again there soon. More

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