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Stone Town Cafe

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$$ - $$$
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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
+255 773 861 313
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

A very cozy place by Stone Town, with friendly staff and the Masala tea is heavenly 😍 I'd definitely recommend.

Thank VikeshKakad
Gothenburg, Sweden
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Wonferful spicy coffee (with ginger, cardamom and cinnamon). We ate breakfast here during our whole stay in stone town. The fruit salad with yogurt is great. The place is so cozy beautiful and the staff is very nice and friendly, good service!

Thank claramannheimer
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Don't go anywhere else for breakfast, go here every day you are in Stone Town. It is in the vibrant beating heart of the town, food is amazing, the omelettes and the pancakes in particular. Coffee that will give you bigger muscles than Popeye and his spinach. Just don't miss this place

Thank TipperaryTipster
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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191 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

My wife had eggs and coconut toast and I tried the spicy avocado toast. The coconut toast was good and the spicy avocado was ok. I didn't love it, but other people seemed to enjoy it. Interesing to watch the street activity in Stone Town as we ate.

Thank cooperlynx
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Right on the main street, nice lunch or smoothie spot (mango) and chicken schnitzel sandwich. Yummy, quick and affordable with great views of the local activity.

Thank 24connie
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

We read the reviews for this cafe on trip advisor and went there following the great reviews. The staff were friendly, the coffee was great. However that was where it ended. The fillet steak roll was tough and the spinach quiche was burnt. Certainly did not live up to the great reviews. Very disappointing.

Thank cookekiddy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

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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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, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, 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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