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The Source Cafe

20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
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Ranked #2 of 18 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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Good seating outside, diverse menu, efficient staff, a place where locals and visitors both visit. We had fried fish (tilapia) and a tilapia and avocado wrap (in a chapati), both very nice and great value. Would definitely visit again as a stop off while in town.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I normally drink coffee at flavours,but they had no power,the coffee was good ,the cake exellent.i did not eat a meal there.

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Rich, smooth and chocolaty - the Source's coffee is the most delicious I have had anywhere. The cakes are pretty good too.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Best coffee in town. Passionjuice is really good also. Food is below average but it is a very pleasant place to sit and chill out.

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Kigali, Rwanda
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93 reviews 93 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I didn't try the food and, sure, the menu looked limited. But if you want a good cup of coffee in a pleasant environment, with wi-fi, an adjoining internet cafe and good craft shop, then Source is the place to go in Jinja. It is centrally-located, clean, smart and non-profit as it works with community projects.

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Joshua Tree, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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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
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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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36 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Additional Information about The Source Cafe

Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
Phone Number: 043-412-0911
Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
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
Average Prices: USD 2 - 4
Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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