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All 16 Jinja Restaurants

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
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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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Joshua Tree, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

the best place in Jinja for food unless you make it yourself. some Western style food but mostly local fare. Cheap and good. They also have a small gift store and maybe still a PC room for internet

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Entebbe, Uganda
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We stopped for a coffee on our way to Mt Elgon. Service was quick and friendly and the coffee was great. Atmosphere relaxed. We did not try there food

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19 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The food here is ok, but nothing to rave about. The prices are very reasonable and it is one of the only places in Jinja that attracts both the local crowd as well as Mzungus (wazungu). It has a prime location on main street in the center of Jinja. All the souvenir/craft shops are just outside. I've heard the coffee... More

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Encinitas, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I always try to stop at The Source Cafe when in Jinja. I'm usually ready for a taste of home by the time I make it there, and The Source offers yummy iced coffee drinks and shakes. I enjoy sitting outside watching the world go by; great place to meet friends or just take a break.

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Villahermosa, Mexico
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79 reviews 79 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I tried to not spend money in restaurants like this while I was there. But sometimes when it was the coffee at half of the price I used to go and I likes the frappe. It was goooood and a needed rest from boiled water.

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West Springfield, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

- great ambiance, feels like you are in a little coffee shop -breakfast was delicious - even a little store adjacent with postcards and souvenirs - Worth the stop!!

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Kampala, Uganda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

among the many things i'll remember this place for is its coffee.It tastes better than a first kiss.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Located on main street Jinja. Great selection of western food at very reasonable prices and food arrives in reasonable timeframe, contrary to the pattern I noted all over rural Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. Friendly staff. Milkshakes, fresh juices, burger pattie, egg dishes all very very good. As are their freshly baked cookies, scones and banana bread. The Source is a... More

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Easley, South Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

They had great chicken entrees and the Milk Shakes are really good. We bought some of their coffee to take home and everyone raves about how good it is.

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Jinja, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It is located in an easily found place in Jinja town,Uganda.You don't have to look any where find it on Main street

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