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Zenji Cafe

Malawi Road, Stone Town, Tanzania
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Ranked #31 of 54 restaurants in Stone Town
Cuisines: Coffee Shop
Most recent review
- Feb 9, 2014
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Paris, France
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

My friends and I were staying at the Zenji hotel for 3 nights. We tried several dishes of the menu and liked everything we tried! They have great smoothies, perfect if you need to cool down in the afternoon :-)

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Daressalaam
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Nice personnel and a good place conveniently located right in town. Breakfast could be improved and we should be given soaps everyday and not only on the first day. The stay is pleasant and the food at the cafe downstairs is just fine although it can take long to get.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Went here to have lunch, nice fresh juices, nice staff, nice patio but close to a busy road. Free wifi available.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

I had coffee and tuna sandwich here. Both tasted average at best. There are too many flies inside the cafe and since it's beside the road, expect dust to pepper your meals. This is not the best place to people-watch as you'll probably attract your share of touts in the process.

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Amsterdam
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

Wonderful coffee and fresh juices and homemade cakes. Nice little shop inside as well! Friendly staff and vans on the ceiling. They have a generator, since they still had power when there was a powercut on the island.

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Went here to grab the wifi. Sat on the patio, which was a nice spot, but couldn't get on the wifi, even though there were others that were getting it. Perhaps there were too many to handle another connection. I didn't eat anything, as the food was just bland tourist-friendly stuff. A cute (yet overpriced, relative to on the streets)... More

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London, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This cafe is located on the ground floor of the Zenji Hotel. They sell lovely cakes and nibbles to have with your coffee or tea. They also sell locally made soaps and handicrafts, which are ideal as souvenirs.

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Alberta
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164 reviews 164 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

Fresh delicious assortment of sandwiches and salads. Alright samosas. Food seems very trustworthy. Nice smoothies. Very friendly (slightly shy) staff. Zenji is involved in a program to give opportunities to women to help them get out of poverty so many are learning English and other skills. Nice shaded area, but located on a busy street. The plants they put up... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

I had a lovely time all 4 days of my visit in the afternoons at Zenji Cafe...Umi and Fouad were a delight to chat with,the sandwhiches crisp and delish....above all the cold coffee with a nice round blob of vanila or coffee ice cream floating in the glass........y-u-m-m-m... Go here it was fun friendly and very nice fellow travellers too,in... More

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