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Stone Town Cafe

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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26 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's pretty average. The food was average too. You mostly see tourists eating at this spot as they have an international menu. I ordered the grilled shrimp and it was delicious however I can't say it was top notch. If you want authentic Swahili food, this place isn't on the top of that list.

Thank imf03
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came here for a very nice meal, the grilled octopus was the best I had in Zanzibar. Also, great customer service and very reasonably priced, 20,000 shillings for dinner, water and cup of tea. Avoid sitting near the plant pots as a few mice dashed past, so sit in the center of the restaurant. Just to note, only open... More 

Thank footballfan123
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been eating in the restaunrant for many years. The quality of the food is great, the location just the best and the waiters very nice. I love it. Try the brakefast.

Thank Hans-Dieter A
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277 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could have eaten at my hotel but I wanted to eat octopus so came here and wasn't disappointed. The service was very quick and there were several waitresses. I ordered the grilled octopus with salad and chips. All was very fresh and tasty. The clients were all tourists but the price was correct at 15,000 (7$Us) plus 3000(1.5$) for... More 

Thank serena99
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Good prices. Good food. Great for a drink in the heat of the day. If you have not had Stoney Tangawizi soft drink, you must. Very near to our hotel and easy. Great service. Casual food.

Thank Jeannine and Pa... O
York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Had my best meal in weeks with Judi and Massoud. Don't miss it! Fresh clean and tasty. No alcohol because of Ramadan but the avocado and lime and beautiful coffee made up for it

Thank Christopher H
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This place serves up good coffees and decent snacks. Air con inside and shaded terrace outside. Breakfast not too bad too.

Thank Nilikuku
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We loved Stone Town Cafe for the Masala tea, spicy avocado toast, banana crepes, coconut bread! Food is so delicious and in a week we visited 4 times although it would have been more if we didn't travel up north for a few days. One suggestion to be a quicker on the service delivery as at times we felt forgotten... More 

Thank Chelsea Hope W
Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Visited the cafe twice in one day. The food was simply delicious. A must try would be the sticky date cakes!

Thank spikeywanderlust
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

We went here for dinner one evening to sit outside. The place was very pretty and well decorated. We both had pizzas, which were okay. We asked for one without meat to make it vegetarian, but it came with chicken on it. It was probably just a communication error on our part and is not factored into the rating. A... More 

Thank Joseph W

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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
$6 - $9
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +255773861313
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 have gluten-free options?
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