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The Sugarbush Cafe

Leopards Hill Road | 1.2km past State Lodge turning on the Right, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
+260 96 7648761
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
“burger” (11 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
Cafe, Delicatessen, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Leopards Hill Road | 1.2km past State Lodge turning on the Right, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
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11 - 20 of 147 reviews

Reviewed March 31, 2017

Sunday outing with the family, stopped by Sugarbush on the way back from seeing the rhinos at Lusaka National Park. We arrived just before 4pm, when the cafe was winding down, so no chance for a meal, but we had fantastic chocolate cake and coffee....More

Thank nathan c
TeamSugarbush, Owner at The Sugarbush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Nathan. Glad the kids had a good romp in the garden and hope you'll come back for a full meal soon at the Sugarbush Cafe. Jake

Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

We came here for lunch on a Sunday afternoon. The menu on Sundays is limited. I ordered a chicken sandwich and it was mostly mayonnaise, with a some chicken, on a hamburger bun? I don't recommend. I'm really not a very picky eater, but this...More

Thank Shmevie
TeamSugarbush, Manager at The Sugarbush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2017

I am sorry you had a bad experience with us at the cafe, our chicken sandwich is one of our most popular, and we have never had a complaint yet. I have also spoken to the girl who was your waitress and she can’t understand...More

Reviewed March 4, 2017

I have visited Lusaka several times but today was my first trip to Sugarbush. The setting is very nice and our waiter was a pleasant fellow. We were disappointed that the kitchen had run out of quiche and soup, these must be popular items. So...More

Thank kmoulus
Reviewed February 20, 2017

This place is brilliant if you want a decent Sunday roast - they even serve Yorkshire pudding's! It's some way down Leopard's Hill Road but it's worth it, set in a stunning location everytime I've had lunch there it's been really great.

Thank Bilbo_Baggins64
Simon Jake D, Owner at The Sugarbush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Thanks guys! Julia, Pat and their team are trying really hard to put on a great show despite the inclement weather and it's always lovely to have good feedback. Hope you'll keep coming and watch the Sugarbush Cafe Facebook page for other events.

Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

We drove up to Leopard's hill just to view the area as we are new to Lusaka. After several highly disappointing dining experiences, this was a pleasant surprise. Service was really good, we got our food on time and the burger was really really good....More

Thank kudzayin2016
Simon Jake D, Owner at The Sugarbush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Hi Ras and family. Welcome to Lusaka and hope that you'll be a regular weekend visitor to Sugarbush. Many thanks for your positive feedback.

Reviewed January 22, 2017

I hadn't been to Sugarbush for a while and think it has changed hands since my last visit. But only for the better. We were greeted by a very personable and helpful waiter and the service throughout was excellent. The food was freshly cooked and...More

Thank Bryony M
Simon Jake D, Owner at The Sugarbush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Thanks for your support Bryony and hope you'll keep visiting Sugarbush.

Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Very nice place to get out of the city. Food is good, service a bit slow and is mixing up orders. Nice playground on side.

Thank Sascha35
Simon Jake D, Owner at The Sugarbush Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write a review Sascha. I know that Julia, Pat and the Cafe team are constantly working on improving service and menu's and we hope that you'll keep visiting and enjoying weekends at Sugarbush.

Reviewed January 8, 2017

The Sugarbush Cafe is set in the garden of a lovely manor house on a farm just outside Lusaka. The food was very good, and plentiful - really great sandwiches! Nice staff, and happy ambiance.

Thank Bryony_Benoit
Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

Sugarbush Cafe has become a special place to me personally. This is because every time I have lunch here, it's a great experience, and so I've kept going back and built some of my best memories here. The service is good, food tasty, chef is...More

Thank Mu M
Reviewed November 30, 2016

This cafe is attached to a shop which seems to sell overpriced (albeit good quality) leather goods. The building and surroundings are pleasant and the cafe itself is ok but the service is very slow and the fare hardly memorable.

Thank PGL3
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Leopards Hill Road | 1.2km past State Lodge turning on the Right, Lusaka 10100, Zambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Zambia  >  Lusaka Province  >  Lusaka
  • Phone Number: +260 96 7648761
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Sugarbush Cafe operates alongside Jackal & Hide Shop at Sugarbush Farm. Our aim is to provide a friendly family orientated location away from the bustle of town where you can shop for handmade leather goods, interiors and jewellery and enjoy delicious homemade fresh food including Organic Salads, Sunday Roasts, Pastas, Steaks, Burgers and a Kid's Menu in a safe and friendly rural location. The Cafe is under new management and your hosts Pat Chapple and Julia Tunney are working hard to re-establish a friendly neighbourhood location that meets the needs of our visitors from all over Lusaka and internationally. They've set up a great little deli-store selling the very best of Zambia's home grown artisan foods and basic provisions so that you can take home the freshest ingredients for your next meal once you've eaten your delicious lunch at the Sugarbush Cafe. Every month there are sundowner functions and small events to watch out for and we are always happy to book private parties at this lovely venue. We look forward to seeing you enjoying a meal, a coffee or a glass of wine, browsing the delicatessen, picking fresh veggies in the garden or trying a new handbag on for size. It's a great day out for the whole family at Sugarbush Farm
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