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The Source Cafe

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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
043-412-0911
Website
Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
Description: The Source Cafe was the first place in Jinja to offer internet access and...
The Source Cafe was the first place in Jinja to offer internet access and great coffee. With our central location, stop by and let us help you navigate Jinja and find some good deals!
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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great spot to watch the world go by in Jinja!

Great little cafe with a lovely outside sitting area. Milkshakes are great, and the iced coffee is wonderful!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
EmilyC234
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Edmonton, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edmonton, Canada
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great little cafe with a lovely outside sitting area. Milkshakes are great, and the iced coffee is wonderful!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

the best coffee I've had in Uganda. Good relaxed vibe, and a fairly reasonable craft shop. Toilet not wonderful, but possibly one of your better choices in this neck of the woods. Would happy linger at the street side tables for a while

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Source cafe is a very relaxing place. They have professional staff that attend to you with a touch of class. While there i had a caffe mocha and i must admit it's the best i have had in Uganda. The internet was really fast considering the other coffee shops in Uganda. Generally The Source Cafe is a place to... More 

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Jinja, Uganda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is much more than a restaurant! Free wi-fi, a lending library, photocopy service, a craft shop, and the best networking spot in Jinja, along with a pleasant staff, make this a great place for a good meal and a whole lot more. Try their good coffee drinks or their fish entrees.

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Grass Valley, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Good food excellent coffee and Wi-Fi. This is a great place to network with other people.. They have a very nice gift shop attached to the café.The prices are fixed, they have a good selection of gifts including vanilla beans.

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The best cup of black coffee in Jinja! The samosas are also delicious!!! Has a nice little gift shop and free internet. Just ask for a code.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This place was interesting. It had an internet cafe, a library and crafts for sale. The food was ok but they did make a mistake with our order.

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katoomba
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39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We were here in January 2013, often stopping in over our 3-week stay in the area for a coffee, lunch or snack. This is a community-cased business and often has groups in the back meeting, such as for religious meetings etc. It is very family focused. Thereare flush toilets and also squat toilets available for patrons. (Visitors to Uganda should... More 

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Ottawa
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Juice was fresh, large, tasty. Place spotless, service fast & friendly. Food good. Toilet impeccable.

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Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

While walking main street Jinja with a friend, we stopped in the souvenir side of the Source cafe to see what they had. It is a lovely place with nice curios more on the higher end of the scale in Jinja. On the way back we sat at the cafe and had a lovely cup of coffee. I have never... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: 043-412-0911

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2 - 4
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget

Description

The Source Cafe was the first place in Jinja to offer internet access and great coffee. With our central location, stop by and let us help you navigate Jinja and find some good deals!
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?