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The Source Cafe

20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
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Ranked #2 of 16 restaurants in Jinja
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $2 - $4
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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!
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89% Recommend
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Source is the Hub of Mzungus and locals alike, especially for the best coffee in town. Toilets are awful though.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

came here just after a looong bus ride from Kompala. It was the best breakfast and coffee. Internet service. Clean, friendly staff and awsome treats.

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Kiwoko - Luweero
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

As usual we enjoyed the food, but also a bit slow. One thing to note the recipes change randomly, so if you enjoyed your dish last time there is no guarantee it will come the same on your next visit

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Charleston, South Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

loved this place it is right in town and is a great place to meet folks working in the area for coffee and Iced Mocha

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

The menu is very limited, nothing for a vegetarian, and way overpriced on ice-cream. They do have good coffee, though, and sell it by the half or full kilo. I always buy it when in Uganda - the brand is Kiira and the only other place I know of that sells this brand is in Kampala at Banana Boat.

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Kampala, Uganda
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We visited this cafe a couple of times for coffee, snacks, and to make use of the wi-fi. The location is in Jinja town and a short walk from some of the other hotels. The service was friendly, and the food and drink was good value for money. This is a pleasant and relaxing location, and I look forward to... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Its a good place to have breakfast while watching the movement of the city. The food was not really special, and the coffee was not great, but acceptable. And you can buy a lot of sovenir from the next door, which is good quality but not too expensive

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is a great little cafe in Jinja. I love going to Jinja to begin with and when I do I always make it a point to stop at The Source. I'm not a coffee drinker, but the rest of the selections are great. I can't imagine the coffee being bad. There is free wifi and an internet cafe plus... More

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North West UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Loved the laid back nature of this place, nothing too much trouble, clean and varied tucker. Pleasure to get off the dusty and noisy streets to relax in a welcoming atmosphere

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Quito, Ecuador
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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The business concept is quite interesting. The facilities are cosy and include a handicraft and book shop. However there is not much variety of food. Most of it is fast food.

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