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Alibi's Well

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PO Box 210, Jambiani PO Box 210, Tanzania
+255786231988
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12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Fri 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Alibi's Well is the training restaurant of the Jambiani Tourism Training...
Alibi's Well is the training restaurant of the Jambiani Tourism Training Institute, set up and managed by a NGO which provides free tourism education to the locals of Jambiani and Zanzibar. The restaurant and kitchen is run by the students who put all their newly acquired skills into the food and service provided to the customers. The restaurant is open for lunch Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, offers fresh juices, snacks, wraps and pizza. Alibi's Well is famous for its desserts and Friday Dinners. Karibuni Sana!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and very well presented!!! Highly recommended!

Delicious food very well presented and served with a smile! Pat and her student team do a wonderful job here!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
sunflower250
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Delicious food very well presented and served with a smile! Pat and her student team do a wonderful job here!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The students here are beyond beautiful and go above and beyond to be of service. The coffee here is better than I could find in most of my European travels - so definitely stop by for that! Excellently priced when compared to local restaurants, great food and service, and you're helping the students out - win, win, win, win!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We went here based on the reviews on Tripadvisor. A little bit difficult to find the place but we called Pat and she directed us to come near Racoco Restaurant. After that you just ask the locals and they will point you in the right direction. The restaurant is a training institute as well and the owner Pat who had... More 

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Shuari, Owner at Alibi's Well, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of Alibi's Well. We are happy that you enjoyed the food and service. As you say, by supporting the restaurant, you are directly contributing to the projects we are administering here in Jambiani and that helps us to continue to assist others in need Welcome again :-) More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is by far the best place in Jambiani to get a nice coffee and yummy cake. The setting is peaceful and there is a lovely view. Pat and her team are all wonderful. The service is friendly and not over-bearing as some expat run places can be. This is a training school in hospitality and it really shows. Chances... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I enjoyed lunch at Alibi's Well and found the food and service excellent. Nice coffee, good thin crust pizza and nice views. So glad to support this restaurant that provides restaurant skills training. The staff were very attentive and provided good service.

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Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you want really yummy food and a great atmosphere at ridiculously low prices, you should not miss this restaurant in Jambiani. It's a place with a view and the young people at this training institute do such a marvellous job. Our lunch was very tasty. It was beautifully presented by these keen students, who were also very eager to... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

What a pleasant surprise! I read about Alibi's Well on Trip Advisor and we went there for the Friday dinner. That evening the theme was Asian Fusion and what a feast we had! The sushi and chicken Thai curry was particularly good. Well done to the students! Also a word of praise to the Canadian couple and the volunteers running... More 

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Jambiani, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

This restaurant, run by students under the supervision of teachers/trainers, is a great place to eat as you get some yummy food (try Diablo Wrap!!!) but you also support the boys and girls that really want to improve their skills, knowledge, and ultimately their life. The restaurant offers delicious food, the cakes are amazing, and fresh juices are also prepared... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The concept behind this should be supported-training young local people-but they serve up really good food at ridiculous prices for those of us fleeing restaurants in Europe. Staff are wonderful-view sensational -food superb-and Friday night dinner not to be missed-could not recommend more highly.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Best coffee i Jambiani! And delicious pastries. All made of young Zanzibar people participating in courses for chefs and servants. Alibis Well works as a vocational school, - sadly with limited hours!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: PO Box 210, Jambiani PO Box 210, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar  >  Jambiani
  • Phone Number: +255786231988

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 15
  • Cuisine: Pizza, Coffee Shop, International, Dessert

Description

Alibi's Well is the training restaurant of the Jambiani Tourism Training Institute, set up and managed by a NGO which provides free tourism education to the locals of Jambiani and Zanzibar. The restaurant and kitchen is run by the students who put all their newly acquired skills into the food and service provided to the customers. The restaurant is open for lunch Mon-Fri, 12-6pm, offers fresh juices, snacks, wraps and pizza. Alibi's Well is famous for its desserts and Friday Dinners. Karibuni Sana!
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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