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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: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast
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
Great hang out spot!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Camborne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

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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Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

For such a casual café along Shangani Road, it really does have some good food! The variety on the menu is not too much, but what interested me is that they served Quesadilla here! Which wasn't bad, despite not having the sour cream, guacamole, salsa and such condiments, which I didn't expect there to be anyway. The pizza here is... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Stonetown cafe has large comfortable rooms wnd provide B+B. There is a good menu to choose other meals from. The B+B is ideally situated for all the sights and activities of Stonetown. .The breakfasts are very good, especially the crepes!! Its my 2nd visit, after just over 3 years ago, and the same standard has been maintained. I wouldn't want... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

was interesting setup of the cafe. Found that it is operated even in the morning and afternoon. Had nice dinner and I liked the pizzas and fresh juice of the day they served.

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I love masala tea and have ordered it from almost every Indian restaurant in the uk,but I have to admit theirs wasw way better. It's a wee bit pricy though. We also had the big breakfast but...nothing special really just the usual.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Not super cheap plave which serve yummy small plates of hummus, baba ganoush, falafel etc. Smallish servings but still full at end. lovely atmosphere and great central location - place where you want to hang around. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
Phone Number: +255773861313
Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
Average Prices: USD 6 - 9
Cuisine: Diner

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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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