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Stone Town Cafe

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
+255773861313
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Open 8am to 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside...
Open 8am to 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside air-conditioned seating, outside seating. Intimate cafe serving big breakfasts, burgers, wraps, quiche, home-made cakes and great chocolate brownies. Real coffee brewed Arabic-style and herbal teas and juices.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good for a quick pit-stop

We stopped here for a quick drink whilst walking around Stone Town for the morning - the Spice Coffee is an absolute must try, very authentic!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Stocksfield, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Such a shame. We had not been here for two years and were looking forward to returning. However, the service was really slow and the food was poor. Even the coffee, which used to be a highlight was not as strong. We will not be returning.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a quick drink whilst walking around Stone Town for the morning - the Spice Coffee is an absolute must try, very authentic!

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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I rarely give very bad reviews, but folks need to be warned. First of all, the only reason this place hasn't got the lowest rating, is that our server was so earnest and sweet, and really made a sincere effort to take care of us. The bottom line, I had a simple felafel with fries, not veggies or greens, just... More 

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London, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We found this gem two days ago, and ,over it so much, we ate dinner there again tonight! They have no alcohol, but a good selection of juices and cold drinks as well as good coffees and teas. They have two food menus - one that has snacks and an all day breakfast, and the other is more traditional middle... More 

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Kandy, Sri Lanka
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Went here for a bite from the arabian and western menu. Both dishes are below the Tanzanian standards we are used to. The food seems to be re-heated and was served cold. Nothing on the plate tasted fresh. Not worth going again!

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Camborne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Some of the food was great tasting although cold - even after a 90 minute wait for lunch on both visits. The food from the Arabian menu was not good at all. Nice spot to sit, which is just as well as you will have a long time to take in the atmosphere. Coffee highly recommended though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

sit. order the date cake with caramel source. order a tall passion fruit juice and a coffee in a kettle pot. enjoy slowly. watch the daily life in stone town go by. if any of these are not available, leave and come back again. their lunch menu is also brilliant.

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Galway, Ireland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We waited for over 45 minutes for our food at a quiet time of the day for lunch. The food was not good at all at all. I don't say that often. Everybody did not have a good experience. The steak was cold that it didn't even half melt the butter. Hair in the soggy chips. The chicken was grey... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely cafe, nice lunch-style food. Always busy terrace. Definitely one of the Stone Town favourites with reasonable prices and good quality food and drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Stone Town Cafe is a great place to relax or have a refreshing drink. They have excellent food as well! I highly recommend sitting outside. We ordered a pizza which was great! Their juice is also very fresh. Personally I like their juice much more than their milkshakes. It's a cute place to have an afternoon snack or just to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255773861313

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
  • Cuisine: Diner

Description

Open 8am to 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside air-conditioned seating, outside seating. Intimate cafe serving big breakfasts, burgers, wraps, quiche, home-made cakes and great chocolate brownies. Real coffee brewed Arabic-style and herbal teas and juices.

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