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Sankofa Cafe

Samuel Doe Road | Opposite Mayor's Garden, Lira, Uganda
0776-712198
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Ranked #1 of 1 Restaurants in Lira
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African
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Description: Sankofa cafe serves local and foreign food, and doubles as an internet cafe. It is located just outside of Lira town, top floor of a yellow building directly opposite All Nations Church.
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I ate a few times at Sankofa during a recent stay in Lira. The restaurant is on the forth floor of an office building and has a sign that thanks you for walking up 56 stairs! The mango smoothie is incredible - try to drink only one, I dare you! The food was also pretty good and the menu is... More 

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had every kind of pizza they had. It was great and allowed a taste of back home but with an even better taste. Nice relaxing place to enjoy an meal with friends and with it being on the top floor you get to enjoy a great view.

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1 review
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Nice food, the service is not slow as people say only when they have overwhelming orders! Very sweet shakes and for me passion juice was the best. Enjoy Sankofa;)

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Sarasota, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

I've been traveling to Lira for years, and I always look forward to my time at the Sankofa. I notice that others complained about the time til service. I can't think of anywhere in Lira that I have not had to wait 45-60 minutes to get my food. At least you can access cheap internet there while you wait. It's... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

I have been here a couple of times. It is a nice oasis in Lira, and the food is OK but the wait is long. It is a plus that there are books and computers available for customers to use. The quickest thing to order is a sandwich if you have a business meeting and have a tight schedule. What... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

I had gone to sankofa cafe of Lira (they have one in lira and another one in gulu). but same as my review for the gulu one, this restaurant also took too long...luckily a local friend of mine warned me earlier. so i didnt sit for too long and left without wasting much time.

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

After spending two months in Lira, I can say for sure that this was the place that allowed me to stay connected to home and family. It has internet! The servers were all very friendly and many remembered us and welcomed us as we came weekly. There are ample comfortable couches and many board games to play that are readily... More 

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Wilmington, NC
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Sankofa is great to Skype friends and family abroad while enjoying a milkshake. All the food is washed in boiled water, so there's no worrying about GI issues. The staff can sometimes be less than friendly, but overall, it's a great getaway for expats if you simply need a taste of home.

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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Friendly service. Food took forever, but was worth the wait. Try the banana pancakes and the smoothies.

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Lira, Uganda
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

Service and comfort are exquisite. the place is startegically located. You actually get to have a good view of almost the whole of lira town. Its a nice experience

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Additional Information about Sankofa Cafe

Address: Samuel Doe Road | Opposite Mayor's Garden, Lira, Uganda
Phone Number: 0776-712198
Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Northern Region  >  Lira
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: African

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