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Cafe, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I can’t recommend this place enough. Everything about it was exceptional. The lady who was serving us was very attentive, professional and just AMAZING! The food was great and the chai latte was yummy in my tummy. There might not be Starbucks or Costa in...Bulawayo but this place matches the Starbucks and Costa coffee standard in England. The deco and atmosphere was everything. Loveeeee it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here twice, first for lunch and then the next morning for breakfast and got food for my bus. There are not many good dining options in Bulawayo so I was happy to find this place and it takes credit card. The owner is...so great, he even gave me a coffee to try! The staff is very friendly as well.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

The freshly baked bagels with bacon, poached egg & avocado served with wafer chips is a must have!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Indababookcafe, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Thank you Taffee for you review, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your meal, with our in house baked bagel!!! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed January 6, 2022 via mobile

The only cold brew coffee I have been able to find in Bulawayo #thumbsup. Great variety of fusion cafe food, especially the smashed avo and breakfast bowl. Prices are a little more expensive than competitors, however it is definitely worth it. Happily recommend and have...been back multiple times.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Indababookcafe, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Thank you babaomari, for your honest review. We look forward to serving you again! Kind regards

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

I love the concept of the cafe. It has a great feel about it. I took my nieces for lunch, and they thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The waiter was very attentive and the food was great. I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Indababookcafe, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hi Happiness, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, and that it was an enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future

Reviewed November 15, 2019

We took a break here from walking around in Bulawayo and were amazed by this little gem - staff was exceptionally friendly and the food was great. There are comfortable sofas/ chairs to lounge on and immerse yourself in a book.

Date of visit: November 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

Hi Claudia, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are really thrilled that you had a pleasant experience at Indaba. Kind regards Robyn

Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

We sought out this place as I knew it had free WiFi and we had some arrangements to make. Very comfortable surroundings, plenty of cold drinks and attentive and friendly service. I didn’t love my cheese and onion toastie, but food I saw others ordering...looked very good (the burgers especially).More

Date of visit: October 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2019

Dear E17_KJ Thank you for taking the time to review Indaba. We are glad you had a good experience with us. We hope you enjoy a burger or how about trying one the gourmet sandwiches (they can even come as wraps) next time you pass...More

Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, free WiFi, healthy fresh food nice desserts and coffee, convenient location. Great place for lunch.

Date of visit: September 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2019

Hi Katy, Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to serving you again! Regards the Indaba Team

Reviewed September 13, 2019

Very disappointed in the quality of service here. Three waiters ignored us for the longest time (only two other tables had people) and we had to get up to ask for the menu. Ordered beef burgers and there was a huge black ant in the...lettuce. Apparently today's vegetables weren't washed because they came pre packed. God knows what else one might find in their food. Half hearted apology made it all worse.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2019

Thank you for the review, as messaged you privately we have fully investigated this matter. Kind regards

Reviewed August 31, 2019

I was looking for a place to do work in Bulawayo, and the people here were very welcome. Even though you have to ask for wifi passwords every hour, they are not stingy with them, and kept coming around to make sure I was still...online.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2019

Hi Syriven Thank you for taking the time to review Indaba! We are thrilled you found a convenient work space in Bulawayo. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Robyn and the indaba team x

Reviewed July 20, 2019

Excellent meal, coffee great, chips outstanding. Parking good, venue good, service good, central CBD, convenient.

Date of visit: July 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2019

HI 161bvs, Thank you for the review! We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to serving you again! Best wishes Robyn and the indaba team

Reviewed July 3, 2019 via mobile

A comfortable restaurant with a good variety of drinks and food on their menu. Great staff and service.

Date of visit: July 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded July 4, 2019

Dear D A Thank you for the kind review and we hope to serve you again soon. Regards the Indaba Team

Reviewed May 28, 2019

Nice place to grab a rest and a snack. Good food and refreshing juices, and staff very friendly and helpful. WiFi wasn’t working on my visit, but made up for by a very kind staff member showing me where I could go to get WiFi...when I left. Lovely atmosphereMore

Date of visit: May 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2019

Hi Millie, Thank you for the review! We always love the feedback. Apologies for there being no wi-fi due to circumstances beyond our control. Im sure it will be up and running next time you visit! We will pass on the kind compliments to the...More

Reviewed April 17, 2019 via mobile

My friends and I stopped here for lunch. The service is excellent. Sharon was very helpful and friendly. Menu had great choice. Food was really tasty. Coffee was excellent. Nice atmosphere. Would definitively recommend !

Date of visit: April 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Dear Jillyboyd, Thank you for your review. We will pass on the compliment to Sharon! Kind regards Robyn and Team

Reviewed April 16, 2019 via mobile

What a fabulous break from the heat and hustle and bustle. This little cafe is a gem. Good menu, excellent coffee, friendly team. I’m coming back.

Date of visit: April 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Dear Currawong 53, Thank you so much for the review. We look forward to serving you again. Kind regards Robyn and team

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Yes. Indaba does make lattes :)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Indaba Book Cafe

Yes, Indaba Book Cafe offers takeout services.

Indaba Book Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5