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Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe

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1563/64 Mkunazini Street | Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
+255 24 223 9319
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This restaurant is at Zanzibar Coffee House
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 177
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Coffee in Africa

The coffee here is great. We returned a few times on our visit to Stone Town. I would recommend the iced coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Rob_Kirchmann
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The coffee here is great. We returned a few times on our visit to Stone Town. I would recommend the iced coffee.

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Plaistow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Atmospheric building which provides a great rest point while exploring Stonetown .Great coffee.We did not eat, so cannot comment on food

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Thank Rupert N
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for lunch and weren't disappointed with the food, but weren't overly impressed. It's fairly cheap (10,000-13,000 schillings for a light meal) but nothing to write home about. The coffee was great and the cakes looked amazing so perhaps going for a morning or afternoon snack might have been a better decision!

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Thank Anna G
Bangkok, Thailand
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150 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for coffee, delicious by the way. The service was great. The girls at the bar dressed in local wear were smiley and so welcoming. The atmosphere inside is so pleasant and chill. The house is an old house renovated with great taste preserving the authenticity of the local culture. Fantastic place! Yes, yes and yes! By the way...... More 

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1 Thank travelhabitss
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we went there a couple of times. Their coffee is great. We even bought coffee beans to take with us home. The staff is funny & nice. The furniture is considered art. They charge fees for wifi usage!

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Thank Nehaya1976
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an exceptional stop for lunch. We found the food to be excellent. Definitely worth the time and the service extremely friendly. Definitely worth the visit.

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1 Thank Mary255060
Prague, Czech Republic
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You will find here perfect delicious tasty caffee, great atmosphere, friendly, smiling, helpful staff, nice interior, reasonable prices. This is perfect chill out place. I can recomend for 100 %.

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1 Thank Ivo F
Khartoum, Sudan
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Zanzibar Coffee House feels like a coffee house anywhere else in the world. The interior is comfortable and welcoming and the coffee served is delicious. So, if you want to escape the heat in a friendly environment take a book and spend an hour relaxing over a cup of coffee at the Zanzibar Coffee House. The cakes on display... More 

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Calgary
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201 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch at the Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe on my last day in Stone Town. I had the Chicken Chapati Wrap which was really good and a Stoney Tangawizi soda which became my favorite East Africa soda. This is a nice little cafe where the food and the service was very good, I would recommend this place to travelers.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walking down the alleys of Stone Town past the Zanzibar Coffee house, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee makes you go in, especially if your a coffee lover. The cappuccino I ordered was lukewarm but they willingly took it back and it came back hot. By far the best coffee I've tasted in town. They also have a range of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1563/64 Mkunazini Street | Zanzibar Coffee House Hotel, Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 24 223 9319

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cafe, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?