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The Source Cafe

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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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Entebbe, Uganda
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

A great place, though we didn't try the food. But the coffee was great, and it has a lovely library, an internet cafe, and great gift shop. The whole atmosphere there was warm and welcoming. I even thought that Jinja wouldn't be such a bad place to live with a place like this nearby!

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Thank gilatoo
Joshua Tree, California
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86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Source cafe has great food and resonable prices. They have WiFi (at 1,000sh for 24 hrs), a gift store and even a library. Great place to chill.

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Thank Mat2818
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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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106 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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 5 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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17 reviews
7 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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7 reviews
3 restaurant 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
Uganda
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17 reviews
6 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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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Kids, 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?