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“Alway a favorite”
Review of Shop Cafe

Shop Cafe
Ranked #20 of 174 Restaurants in Harare
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed August 6, 2011

We lived in Harare for 3 years and loved the Shop Cafe for its fresh fair. We returned in April this year and were not disappointed! Still lovely fresh baked goods, wonderful friendly service! I recommend the breakfast muffins and the grilled cheese sandwich ( not the normal type!). Also the lemon juice is perfection

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1  Thank takian
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Reviewed May 19, 2011

I am very fortunate to live and work close to Doon Estate, and the Shop Cafe is our default restaurant for lunch, whether personal or business, with at least 3 visits there a month.

Breakfast is always relaxed, and the vegetarian buffet lunches are superb. This, all coupled with a wonderful setting amongst trees, the excellent staff often chasing away monkeys, and the opportunity to browse through a wide variety of hand-made or eclectic merchandise really makes this a wonderful venue for a meal. (The coffee is fantastic as well!!)

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3  Thank SteveHarris59
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Reviewed April 17, 2010

I am recently arrived expat in Harare and shop café and the doon estate shops have made me blend into the local scene really fast. The food and the atmosphere at shop café is the best in Harare blended with the very human staff who make you feel welcome.
Week days you really need a reservation and on Saturdays they do not take reservation. Better turn up before 1pm if you want a table.

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2  Thank gitane_in_zim
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Reviewed February 6, 2010

I went to the cafe a few times in 2008 and 2009. The last visit was March 2009. It is a little far away from the city centre and located in Doon Estate, the popular shopping village in town among expats for gifts and crafts. If you are going to Doon Estate, I recommend you to plan breakfast or lunch here at a table outside on a sunny day (and most of the days are sunny in Harare!). They serve feel-healthy light meals, which are usually presented beautifully with fresh herb salad, which I enjoyed. The food I tried over the period included pan-fried breams, avocado salad, aubergine salad, halloumi cheese salad, lentil soup, and a few items from the bakery. I enjoyed them all. I liked lemonade as well.

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1  Thank greylourie
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Reviewed December 6, 2009

Very good food and value for money in pleasant
setting . Worth the effort to get there

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Thank HarareScotsman
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