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Africafe

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Coffee Shop, International, Bakeries, 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

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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 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
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While visiting Arusha, my mother and I had a lovely dinner at Africafe. The food is good, desserts better. It is bit of the west in the middle of town and a nice retreat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2013
sallyern
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Pacifica, California
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Pacifica, California
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

While visiting Arusha, my mother and I had a lovely dinner at Africafe. The food is good, desserts better. It is bit of the west in the middle of town and a nice retreat.

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Sydney
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Food is always good here. The restaurant has very comfortable seating. The only downside is that most things on the menu are a bit overpriced. But I have to admit they are quite tasty!

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Arusha, Tanzania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Great coffee served with a great chocolate croissant. Yummmmm Service was good. Always an issue with parking so best to park elsewhere and walk there.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Best coffee we came across. Food good, freshly cooked which meant it took a little time. Good tho, and ample servings.

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Merseyside, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This was my favourite place to have dinner in Arusha! I loved the atmosphere in the cafe! The staff where friendly and really nice! The food was quality. My favourite was the tuna melt baguette highly recommended. The menu choice is a wide variety though! My friend particular loved the burgers chicken or beef! We absolutely loved africafe! When we... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Africafe is a regular stop for me when I need to get some computer work done. After living in Arusha for 3 months, going to Africafe to get a veggie burger, a milkshake, cheesecake, sandwiches, or even just an iced tea is very refreshing and a nice change from the typical greasy Tanzanian food that I eat. They have some... More 

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Arusha T
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75 reviews 75 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

If you have been on safari and need a cappucinio that really tastes just like one - Africafe is your place. Its a few steps from Clock Tower and usually packed with locals and tourists. You can buy cakes, muffins, order lunch, breakfast and dinner - fair price and fair food quality. You can also buy fresh bread which is... More 

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Moshi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This place has an Americana feel to it with a menu to match. Personally, I think it is a bit overpriced, but not a reason to avoid the good eats & drinks!

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Arusha, Tanzania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It looks and feels like a franchise, but it's a tasty one. Everything in here is about 3x what you would normally pay (even for western food) but the quality is solid - especially the desserts and bread which are rarities in Tanzania. The place is packed on weekend lunch times, but we've never had to wait for a seat.... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Africafe is a pretty nice cafe but reminds me very much of Costa except with table service. The milkshakes are VERY tasty! It is very central, just off the clock tower, which makes it a good place to come if you have been shopping, etc. The main downsides are that it feels very expensive in comparison with local prices because... More 

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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: Coffee Shop, International, Bakeries, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?