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Stone Town Cafe

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stone town cafe was my favourite place in Stone Town to eat, drink and relax. I was working in Stone Town for a month and came to this cafe multiple times a week. Whether it was a quick lunch, afternoon coffee, or spending time with friends late evening - the cafe seems to fit every bill. It has a great... More 

Thank Esme O
Tema, Volta, Ghana
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wanted to go there several times despite the advice not to go of my friends. I went during lunch time, and we order octopus and chicken skewers. The octopus went first, nicely grilled but if you are hungry, I recommend to order something else. There are only three small tentacles on the plate. For the chicken, when I touched... More 

Thank Michel P
Swansea, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed both lunch and breakfast here. Lovely fresh passion fruit juice, great quesadilla and delicious coconut bread. 'No machine' to make cappuccinos and black tea just didn't taste quite right. Service sometimes slow though.

Thank msmoneypenney
London, United Kingdom
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519 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The first time I visited this place I wasn't overly impressed. We ordered a ginger tea and a spiced tea. The spiced tea turned up about half an hour later after going and asking about it. The ginger tea came quite a bit later, after a lot more asking. And wow! The ginger tea was seriously spicy! However, this visit... More 

Thank Amy B
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dropped in for a mid morning drink, pleasant courtyard and friendly staff with interesting selection of 'spicy' hot drinks recommended.

Thank peccary7
Geldermalsen, The Netherlands
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the places where locals, tourists and expats meet. Nice terrace and good food. Try the avocado and tomatoes with toast. Also a special Arabic card. Vegetarians can also find their food.

Thank WillemvP
Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As this café was right next to our hotel, we stopped by for a quick bite a couple of times. Breakfast is really yummy! If you're an avocado-lover like myself, order the spicy avocado sandwich - its really good! Also, their juices are nice. The rest of the menu is average. The salads are ok. Make sure to order before... More 

Thank Sissel W
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't comment on the food as we only stopped for coffee. The outdoor courtyard is nice and covered, a nice rest bite from the heat. We had a traditional coffee and an iced coffee which were both good. Staff were friendly enough. Was busy with tourists, using the WIFI and eating a mix of all foods. I would recommend... More 

Thank Coxy777
Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely stop by for food, drinks, or a smoothie. People watching is great, the location is nice and the atmosphere is very friendly.

Thank rlavorgna
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wanted to experience the Octopus, as I read this was worth it. Service was terrible and that led to food taking over 40min and drinks took 30min's to be brought to the table. The restaurant was not full capacity so there was no excuse really. My food was ice cold and after mentioning that the manger should be informed ,... More 

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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
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, 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: +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?