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The Source Cafe

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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The plate sizes were huge, the food and coffee were delicious. The waiter was friendly & full of humour. We loved the gift shop.

Thank Sally S
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We both ordered breakfast. Spanish omelet was good but hash browns very greasy and stuck together and would not recommend. Husband got the waffle which was dry and stale tasting. French press coffee was good. Sidewalk seating is nice for relaxing and people watching as it's right on Main Street. The place looks really nice from appearance but food did... More 

Thank worldadventurer813
Kampala, Uganda
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well... the place has the best accommodations in all of Jinja. I found the decoration and all pretty nice. The food is good. But the service is not the best, plus the never seem to have internet and light is an issue. In Africa you always look for a place to hide from the sun and recharge phones etc... this... More 

Thank roymoreno4
Kampala, Uganda
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems to be the place to go for coffee and food. Centrally located in downtown Jinja, they have nice inside and outside seating with good food and drinks. A gift shop sells the usual stuff as well as some coffee mugs that are overpriced but show you have been there and have a nice heft.

Thank s_w_on_the_road
Medford, Oregon
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I ordered a cheeseburger and it was fairly lame. Not even on a bun but on toast. No lettuce etc. I wouldn't recommend it. My wife had chicken and chips which she liked. The lattes were decent. Be prepared to pay for parking on the street. If you are Muzungu (white) they may ask you for 5,000 shillings, but protest... More 

Thank buckup2000
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96 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

A very nice cafe with honest and good people working there. Also have attached a nice gift store where the prices are reasonable. Parking can be a pain but it's better than in some other parts of Jinja. Closed Sundays and only open on weekdays until around 5pm.

Thank cpl1775
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

The best chocolate cake (no frosting, it did not need it) and wonderful coffee. Also a great place to meet and socialize. Awesome internet access and a delightful staff!

Thank Jerusha M
Chennai (Madras), India
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

Simple menu, but delicious food. The service was a bit strange though. The service staff are not in uniform, so its impossible to know who is just a local visitor and who is your waiter. Also, they were laughing and talking in groups of 6-8 people, and were occupying customer tables. I couldn't sit outdoors, because the wait-staff had occupied... More 

Thank sizzleralive
Ngong, Kenya
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Nice quiet spot with good food and friendly service. I was happy they were able to make a cup of chai for me. Free wifi was also a nice added bonus!

Thank rejoicing
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

we went to Jinja to see the source of nile and after our tour, decided to eat something in source cafe. We ordered chocolate cake which was dry but ok along with brownie which was ok with chocolate syrup on it. We also tried their chips and some other items which was alright too. However, the bathroom was dirty and... More 

Thank Ravi M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$2 - $4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: 043-412-0911
The Source Cafe was the first place in Jinja to offer internet access and great coffee. With our central location, stop by and let us help you navigate Jinja and find some good deals!

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