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Stone Town Cafe

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town ...., Tanzania
+255773861313
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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
Most recent review
Nice Arab menu

Had a great meal here... fatoush was so fresh and delicious! My boyfriend had the falafel wrap, which I tried, and was very nice as well. The prices, service and ambience were all excellent. Would return again if in Stone Town!

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
Amanda H
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Clonakilty, Ireland
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Clonakilty, Ireland
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107 reviews 107 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Had a great meal here... fatoush was so fresh and delicious! My boyfriend had the falafel wrap, which I tried, and was very nice as well. The prices, service and ambience were all excellent. Would return again if in Stone Town!

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Really nice breakfast available here and very good traditional coffee. There is no wifi though for those travellers seeking wifi. Otherwise it is a great place to relax and enjoy a nice breakfast.

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Staff were friendly, service was good and food was delicious. Only downside was that cleanliness wasn't the best, but not bad enough to spoil the good food and nice atmosphere.

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We went here on a recommendation from others in our tour group and were really disappointed. The idea of two different kitchens to cook different styles of food really appealed and allowed us to try something different. The service was extremely poor and it appeared we were inconveniencing the staff as they did not seem to want to help. Following... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

For the most part, my experience of Zanzibar has been that the people are friendly and make customers feel welcome. Stone town cafe was different. My sister and I had breakfast there and will never return or recommend it. Service was not only slow but appalling. The waitress stood looking at us without moving as we signaled repeatedly for assistance.... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

After seeing the rating of 4 and a half on Tripadvisor and then seeing the place for myself, I was at a loss to determine what could possibly get the rating of this place so high. People must have very low expectations or they're confusing this with another place as Stone Town Cafe couldn't be any more average if they... More 

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The food was great. I had arabic dishes. the price more then correct, being a moslim restaurant no beer but is ok. This you can have elsewhere. I went there 3 times, I will go back for sure.

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Birmingham UK
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We were recommended the cafe from a local and I am so glad we went! We had lunch as a group the service was great and the food was fab. We had tuna steak which was really really good!

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New York City, New York
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great place to sample Tanzanian / Zanzibar Coffee. The service is very good and the atmosphere is quaint.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Stone Town cafe is great - it's conveniently located in Shangani, near the Post Office and wonderful to just dip into for a drink or a bite to eat. The food is good, the cost is good and the coffees are great.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town ...., Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  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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