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Stone Town Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

comfortable rooms, good food, and very friendly staff, clean rooms, easy check in and check out, airport pick up and very centrally located

Thank Michael Z
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I dream about this chai when I am not in Zanzibar...order it and add some sugar! This restaurant is pricey for stone town but its definitely geared towards tourists.

Thank n240
Portland, Oregon
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lunch at the Stone Town Café, Currie was great, also had a taste of the grilled kingfish, relatively overcooked, but that is common and still tasted good!

Thank 1mountain
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my wife had their steak sandwich meal and it was amazing, we had to return a second time. The sticky date pudding is also very good. Beware the coffee is really big, you'll need 3 people to finish it

Thank Hamzah S
Karachi, Pakistan
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Must recommended breakfast place to stop by before roaming around the streets in Stone Town. The coffee is really good and it comes in a unique copper carafe. Also recommend the Avocado Toast and Spanish Omelet. There is no Wifi here so lock n load your google map pins at the hotel. The entire stone town can be seen on... More 

Thank ammarj00
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coffee here was traditionally served, with a thick sediment at the bottom of the pot - just how it should be. Went perfectly with the coconut bread toast. Didn't feel very touristy either. Very good prices.

Thank Feras A
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67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our tour through all old stonetown, where we got lost more than once by the hundreds of little and narrow streets we made a stop in the stone town cafe to get arabian style coffe to regain energy to coninue our expedition through zanzibar town. Nice environment strong coffee and icecold soda and a clean bathroom - what do... More 

Thank Karl-Heinz H
Tampa, Florida
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely you can have a nice coffee there. Recommended to take a break during a visit of the island.

Thank Raffaele P
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a dinner here one evening. There was a good range of dishes- all well cooked it is the sort of place where you can watch the world go by. friendly staff too

Thank daviddocklands
Pretoria, South Africa
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47 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many tourists go here. The coconut toast is to die for! Order one pot of coffee with two pots - there will be enough! Service is slow but friendly.

Thank SWelz

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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
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?