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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, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 6
    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
Pleasant restaurant, good food

Pleasant place in the middle of a busy city. Popular with foreign tourists. Outdoor and indoor seating. Good lunch food. Chicken avocado wrap was great. Good prices- 2000 shillings for a soda drink. No Coke zero. Slow service and the server needs to start writing down the orders. We sat for a long... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Vienna, Austria
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Vienna, Austria
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151 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pleasant place in the middle of a busy city. Popular with foreign tourists. Outdoor and indoor seating. Good lunch food. Chicken avocado wrap was great. Good prices- 2000 shillings for a soda drink. No Coke zero. Slow service and the server needs to start writing down the orders. We sat for a long time and nobody came, so we had... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Good food and service with very reasonable prices. Also close to shops which were a nice distraction for the kids while waiting. Recommend for a good, reasonably priced meal.

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Thank Dustin P
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

After our trip on lake Victoria and the source of the Nile our guide took us here for something to eat. Friendly staff and outdoor seating in the street. Food was very cheap and the milkshake was very nice on a hot day. Nothing fancy but liked the setting and lots of stalls to do some shopping

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Thank Gert R
Jinja, Uganda
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Love their services and fast internet. Its a nice place for leisure and business purpose. Easier to find and its in the centre of Jinja town.

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Thank Lydia S
Kampala, Uganda
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The Source Cafe is beautiful. Carved wood, handicrafts, amazing coffee, thick cookies, delicious chapatis and to top it all off every Saturday there is a free/donation based community yoga class. 08:00 - 09:30 What a great place to meet locals and eat well

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Thank TIA-ThisisAfrica
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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157 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Excellent little cafe in the middle of a busy city. The food was excellent. Recommend to try the passion fruit juice or passion smoothies. The adjacent craft shop and nearby artisan shops make waiting for the food more pleasant.

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Thank Kevin W
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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79 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The food at the Source Cafe is pretty solid. There are both traditional and mzungo fare on the menu and I have yet to be disappointed.

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Thank Talia_AD
East Coast, UK
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Jinja has an excellent little café culture developing, and this one is my favourite. Delicious coffee and fresh juices can be taken watching the world wander past, and if you're feeling hungry the tilapia chapatti is just fantastic.

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Thank Williebobs
Manchester
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511 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The rain was pouring, the streets were running with water and I needed a hot drink. Source Cafe was a great option with fantastic coffee and welcoming staff. The cafe was very clean and the attached gift shop had a great variety of souvenirs at a reasonable price. I would definitely return.

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Thank Howellsey
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The menu looks interesting with some good western dishes and snacks and at fair prices but the food was quite disappointing and contained minimal ingredients, hence being able to put more affordable prices. I was actually so disappointed that I don't think we would go back. I would rather pay a little bit more money and have something appetising than... 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: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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?