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Stone Town Cafe

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
+255 773 861 313
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Mwanza, Tanzania
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The staff are decent. The food is decent. Their wifi is awesome. Perfect place to sit in the morning and catch up on work.

Thank Mimmina1967
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came here just about every day during our stay in Zanzibar. The jugs of coffee are lovely and all the other food and drink we tried were excellent too. We were very touched that the staff seemed genuinely sorry when we told them that it was time for us to go back home!

Thank FreoBob
South Denmark, Denmark
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

good place s ammeiizing place also you are free to visit this plasser place unique and expirience in this island

Thank danielleship
Cape Town, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read the above line in our Zanzibar travel guide and could not agree more!! Stone Town, with its dirty streets and rich culture, is one of the most fascinating places I've visited, and what better place to sit back, relax, enjoy a cold drink (they don't serve beer) and watch Zanzibari life go by than at the Stone Town... More 

Thank Mareli V
Palm Beach, Florida
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108 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

The cafe is located on a very popular street for tourist and easy to find. It has the advantage to have a large shaded terrace and is great to sit while eating a meal or just sipping coffee and watch the passing crowd. I got there for an early lunch and the place wasn't crowded yet, service was good, friendly... More 

Thank Sam S
Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

My family went to this place for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our cafe style meal. As Australians ending a month-long stint in Tanzania, we were craving some smashed avo, and most of us got the avocado on toast. While it wasn't exactly an Australian cafe avocado on sourdough (the bread was actually very white and hard), it did come with... More 

Thank Maddi22
Warsaw, Poland
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Went a few times for coffee/tea only. It is frequented by mix of Zanzibar locals doing business deals and foreign tourists. Sitting outside you can relax and watch Stone Town life pass by. The coffee was really fresh and well brewed (I hear they even roast some of their own beans?). Try the spiced coffee for an unusual, but pleasant... More 

Thank Mietek771
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

after asking for half of the menu that they didn't half I left. I ate there before but not sure what happened on my last visit. I took friends and it was a bid embarrassment as nothing was available

Thank a a
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

Nice shady location for Stone Town lunch, reasonable food and prices. Previously had an Arabic food menu which was great, but unfortunately this is no longer available. Food often takes a while (~45-60 minutes) to come, so not somewhere to go if you're in a rush!

Thank Clare A
Regensburg, Germany
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2016

I was so happy that we found this place! Love the Avocado toast, love the cake, just love this place. Very friendly staff! Thank you for making my breakfast so enjoyable every morning.

Thank Heike S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $9
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 773 861 313
Open 8am to 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside air-conditioned seating, outside seating. Intimate cafe serving big breakfasts, burgers, wraps, quiche, home-made cakes and great chocolate brownies. Real coffee brewed Arabic-style and herbal teas and juices.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?