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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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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, 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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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
    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
Good Coffee

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Howellsey
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Manchester
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 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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County Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Went here to use the wi fi which was a bit slow at times. Staff could have been a bit more helpful and welcoming. Had a snack and a drink in the cafe also. The drink came straight away but the waffle I ordered took forever. My partner subsequently joined me and got his order straight away. So service seems... More 

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Golden, Colorado, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This church affiliated cafe (and gift shop) serves up good quality coffee and food, in a comfortable and clean environment. The french pressed coffee is quite good, and reasonably priced (4,000 /=). Wifi is also available, though quite slow.

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Orange County
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Nice spot in Jinja, right on the main street. Great patio area as well. Best for ice cream, small snacks, shakes and coffee.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I really don't know how it can take one hour for soda when the place is basically empty and been asking for it 3 times only for the waiter to come with a really bad attitude...food is probably the worst in town, portions fit for a new born baby and so so tasteless, it's a disgusting place, do not waste... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

When you want a taste of home while in Jinja, you go to The Source. Pleasant staff, clean surroundings, and if you are lucky, a streetside table under the trellis. After a week in the field a hamburger hit the spot! No ice cream when our team was there, but they reportedly mix a great milkshake, too. I opted for... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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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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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?