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The Source Cafe

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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
043-412-0911
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Could be better

Went here to use the wi fi which was a bit slow at times. Staff could have been a bit more helpful and welcoming. Had a snack and a drink in the cafe also. The drink came straight away but the waffle I ordered took forever. My partner subsequently joined me and got his order straight away. So... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Trishadem2015
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County Dublin, Ireland
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went here to use the wi fi which was a bit slow at times. Staff could have been a bit more helpful and welcoming. Had a snack and a drink in the cafe also. The drink came straight away but the waffle I ordered took forever. My partner subsequently joined me and got his order straight away. So service seems... More 

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This church affiliated cafe (and gift shop) serves up good quality coffee and food, in a comfortable and clean environment. The french pressed coffee is quite good, and reasonably priced (4,000 /=). Wifi is also available, though quite slow.

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Orange County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice spot in Jinja, right on the main street. Great patio area as well. Best for ice cream, small snacks, shakes and coffee.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I really don't know how it can take one hour for soda when the place is basically empty and been asking for it 3 times only for the waiter to come with a really bad attitude...food is probably the worst in town, portions fit for a new born baby and so so tasteless, it's a disgusting place, do not waste... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

When you want a taste of home while in Jinja, you go to The Source. Pleasant staff, clean surroundings, and if you are lucky, a streetside table under the trellis. After a week in the field a hamburger hit the spot! No ice cream when our team was there, but they reportedly mix a great milkshake, too. I opted for... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This café is clean, tidy and filled with helpful staff. The gift shop is well stocked and priced very reasonably.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Best chocolate peanut butter milkshake on the planet! They keep the good ketchup behind the counter so you have to ask for it.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We ordered a take-away lunch one morning, as we were heading out to the countryside to do some site visits and wouldn't be back in town until night. They were easily able to accommodate our takeaway order, although they didn't have any plastic silverware. Luckily, most of the food was finger food anyway. I ordered the guacamole chicken wrap, which... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Great hamburgers, cold soft drinks, sidewalk seating. In the center of many good gift shops. A regular stop when traveling in eastern Uganda

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

we have been to Jinja 3times in the last year and half, everytime we visit we make a few spots to the Source Café, Nice food, little slow and ONCE I got a pathetic amount of chips. slightly pricey but its SAFE FOOD. Veg wrap is great, Staff remember us and the coffee is great, never been able to get... More 

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Additional Information about The Source Cafe

Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
Phone Number: 043-412-0911
Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 4

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?