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The Source Cafe

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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
043-412-0911
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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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Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Dining on a budget

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 56
    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
Good food, great location

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
61georgiaboy
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Gainesville, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dining on a budget
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114 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Gainesville, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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 NEW 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Great little cafe with a lovely outside sitting area. Milkshakes are great, and the iced coffee is wonderful!

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Geneva, Switzerland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

the best coffee I've had in Uganda. Good relaxed vibe, and a fairly reasonable craft shop. Toilet not wonderful, but possibly one of your better choices in this neck of the woods. Would happy linger at the street side tables for a while

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Source cafe is a very relaxing place. They have professional staff that attend to you with a touch of class. While there i had a caffe mocha and i must admit it's the best i have had in Uganda. The internet was really fast considering the other coffee shops in Uganda. Generally The Source Cafe is a place to... 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: Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Outdoor seating, 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?