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Africafe

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Café, International, Bakery, Diner
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Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 (0) 68 474 6892
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7:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 32
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Gets busy, but worth squeezing in

This tourists cafe is justifiably popular, and you may have to squeeze up to get a seat. All the usual drinks, snacks and desserts are on offer - but the highlight in my opinion are the cheesecakes - they are as good as any I have tasted anywhere else in the world!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Peter S
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This tourists cafe is justifiably popular, and you may have to squeeze up to get a seat. All the usual drinks, snacks and desserts are on offer - but the highlight in my opinion are the cheesecakes - they are as good as any I have tasted anywhere else in the world!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Don't get me wrong, a safari is a fantastic experience, but after so many days in the wild, going to such a lovely, western style coffee house with fantastic coffee is the best thing possible. It is in the center of Arusha

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We just arrived in Tanzania after spending 3 months in South America. Africafe is a nice place, but I wasn't too impressed by the coffee. The coffee tasted a bit burned and too dark roasted. Maybe that is caused by the dark roasted beans that they use, but in general the taste is nowhere near as good as the Colombian... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

They have done a good job with what they have but they just need more, also the location is not so safe, I don't normally park there and walking is not the safest thing there either, watch out for those mwisis!!!

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Napier, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A welcome cool spot to get refreshments. Highly recommend the avocado juice, simply divine! Coffee and cakes great too

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The coffeee was excellent and in a very pleasant environment. We enjoyed the lovely atmosphere, the great crepes and a wonderful coffee which you do not get elsewhere.

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

whenever we come to Arusha, we always come at least once by the Africafe. The mix of people, good food, international choice of drinks lets you have a good time and get a rest bevor you head back out.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

About as good as it gets in Arusha. Half descent coffee and ok burgers and fries make this clean, safe coffee shop an ideal lunch stop and safe haven from the chaos and lucky lucky men that plague Arusha.

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Yorkshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had 3 or 4 breakfasts here on our recent trip to Arusha and each time we found the staff friendly, with good service, tasty food, in a nice and clean place & a very relaxed atmosphere. Can't comment on the hot meals as all we had was toast and muffins and fruit but the menu looked reasonably extensive and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Second visit in 5 years and they still have great burgers and awesome milk shakes. Pastries are also good. Varied Western menu in pleasant setting; staff speak good English and prices reasonable for the quality.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 (0) 68 474 6892

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Café, International, Bakery, Diner
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?