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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

Great coffee shop that has a lot of charm speaking of days gone by, with both a library and church out the back of the shop by the toilets. It also has souvenirs on sale, great coffee and good menu of food. All you can need! Highly recommend.

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Thank Rachel B
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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89 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

You owe it to yourself to visit The Source while you're in Jinja. This place knows how to feed travelers. The food is safe. The people are good, very good!

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Thank EasyTravel365
Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Source Cafe is located in the middle of town making it very accessible, it has quite a view and has very good services. i loved the menu

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Thank Shoe B
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The staff is really nice, food is average but nothing special (still good-priced). You have to pay extra for Wifi, but it's only 1k UGX.

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Thank Lisa N
Oceanside, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

After doing some shopping, we enjoyed African Tea (yum), coffees and pastries in this clean and quaint little place.

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Thank barb099
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Amidst many street vendors this clean and bright Cafe is a welcome sight on Main Street. The ornately carved doors beckon you to come in and have a cup of coffee. Or in my case as a non-coffee drinker, a refreshing smoothie. I had the privilege of eating here twice on my short stay in Jinja. The first time I... More 

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Thank Danielle C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 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.

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Thank Sally S
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

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 

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Thank worldadventurer813
Kampala, Uganda
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

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 

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Thank roymoreno4
Kampala, Uganda
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$2 - $4
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
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: +256 43 4120911
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?