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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: Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, 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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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Still going strong

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Mitch A
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 via mobile

Regardless if it has westerners (where else are they going to go) it has just as many Ugandans-- great coffee strong wifi et lots of newspapers et publications up to date to read!!

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The place is crawling with westerners and prices are jacked-up accordingly. Simple foods like fried eggs and samosas are poor value. The advertised free wifi is actually only free for 30 minutes and is extremely slow, if you're lucky enough for it to work at all. Other than that, it has a relaxed vibe and is very clean.

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Paris, Kentucky
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Most people in this restaurant are white-skinned and not from Africa, if that tells you anything. This means that if you are white-skinned and not from Africa, the food will likely suit your tastebuds. On the other hand, it won't be as authentic of a cultural experience. But if you're in Jinja, I'm sure you'll have a few more days... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

It was a cool, fun place and very relaxing! Visited a few times and it was a very comfortable atmosphere and the food was enjoyable. coffee was excellent although service was slow! Good place to grab some drinks and good and just relax. I would visit here again.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My friends and I visited on a weekend whilst on a break from our volunteering duties. We were delighted that they served breakfast food until almost 12pm. The Hungry hippo breakfast was what we ordered along with iced lattes and the only real disappointment was the length of time it took for our food to come. I would visit again!

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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: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups

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?