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Lilac Cafe

B144, Karatu, Tanzania
+255 746 822 243
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Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“pizza” (3 reviews)
“samosas” (2 reviews)
“fast wifi” (2 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
African, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
LOCATION
B144, Karatu, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 33 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super nett. Best place in karatu... Kevin is the Best. He help US e everything.... We love IT. Next time We come back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Anger123
Reviewed 6 days ago

I only had 15 minutes to stop for lunch! So I had to ask them before I order anything if they could go with my time. Well just in a few minutes the food was ready on the table and It was very delicious. For...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ernestmagictours
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure to be waitered by Calvin who is a dynamic and super friendly man. We had a lovely time, and enjoyed our sandwiches very much. Thank you!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Audreyz121
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Food was excellent. Now this is said, we have spent a wonderful time at Lilac Cafe, especially thanks to the utterly warm & friendly staff ! We had so much fun that we got back there the next day...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Xavier V
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This cafe is the hidden gem of Karatu. Wonderful service, complete with a bar and working internet. They also have a variety of food options on their menu including both “Western/American” style food and traditional Tanzanian food. They also have a western style toilet, for...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank haifleyp
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Ferry nice people and good food and nice cappuccino. Good hospitality. Clean and safe. Wi-Fi is oke.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Miranda H
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

A nice café with good food for both breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can also order food to takeaway, which was great when spending most of the day in Ngorongoro. Very friendly staff! 😊

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Martine A
Reviewed October 6, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic place to stop for food or cocktails in Karatu. A large, welcoming space, friendly staff and great menu.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank lextrav1
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Outstanding little find! In the middle of nowhere!! Great service, coffee was outstanding (am a super fussy Melbourne coffee pain), great food! I’d be back to this place if it was in Melbourne Australia!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank LNAF
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Great relaxed ambience, very friendly staff and tasty pizza! Would definitely come again next time I'm here!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
$2 - $5
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: B144, Karatu, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Karatu
  • Phone Number: +255 746 822 243
  • E-mail
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