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“Good Food but a Bit Pricey” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Africafe

Africafe
Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 (0) 68 474 6892
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Ranked #16 of 77 Restaurants in Arusha
Cuisines: Bakery, Diner, International, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Moshi
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Good Food but a Bit Pricey”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

This place has an Americana feel to it with a menu to match. Personally, I think it is a bit overpriced, but not a reason to avoid the good eats & drinks!

Visited July 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“It's the Starbucks of Tanzania”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

It looks and feels like a franchise, but it's a tasty one. Everything in here is about 3x what you would normally pay (even for western food) but the quality is solid - especially the desserts and bread which are rarities in Tanzania.

The place is packed on weekend lunch times, but we've never had to wait for a seat. It's not a great place to do work, although it boasts the "cafe" vibe, because of the noise, lack of outlets, and slightly soulless feel of the furniture.

Favorite foods: roast beef sandwich, chicken burger w avocado, chocolate muffin, banana pancake

Visited February 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 restaurant reviews
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“Like Costa with table service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Africafe is a pretty nice cafe but reminds me very much of Costa except with table service. The milkshakes are VERY tasty! It is very central, just off the clock tower, which makes it a good place to come if you have been shopping, etc. The main downsides are that it feels very expensive in comparison with local prices because it is aims specifically at tourists. This also means it feels very divisive as though local people are largely excluded which isn't a great feeling as you eat your lunch.

Visited April 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
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“Great Cappiccino”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Went out one weekday evening with friends and they treated me to a burger and coffee at Africafe. Wonderful! Everything is fresh. The service was great and the waiters and waitresses were friendly and helpful. They were comfortable with English. Being near the Arusha Hotel and other mid-town business hotels, Africafe is a favorite with visitors.

Visited March 2012
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Arusha, Tanzania
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“Tasty food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Today me and my family went to africafe for a nice family Sunday lunch. I loved the food and the really refreshing ice tea. I also really like their idea or bringing sugar syrup along with the ice tea. But I have to say, our lunch was excellent!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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