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“a peaceful place in Kampala”
Review of PopUp - CLOSED

PopUp
Cuisines: African, European, Cafe
Description: Pop Up Cafe is a small social project based cafe in Ntinda area of Kampala. In our small garden you can enjoy our self-roasted coffee and delicious meals. WiFi and Craftshop are also available. By enjoying our services you foster the employment of persons with special needs in Uganda as majority of our staff are special needs. NB! Pop Up Cafe is currently relocating! You will not find us on our old address, the new address will be revealed soon.
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Description: Pop Up Cafe is a small social project based cafe in Ntinda area of Kampala. In our small garden you can enjoy our self-roasted coffee and delicious meals. WiFi and Craftshop are also available. By enjoying our services you foster the employment of persons with special needs in Uganda as majority of our staff are special needs. NB! Pop Up Cafe is currently relocating! You will not find us on our old address, the new address will be revealed soon.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“a peaceful place in Kampala”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

I've had the chance to visit Pop-Up when it had just started up, when I was in Kampala for a music project several months ago. The place is very special, such a peaceful, almost homely atmosphere with very friendly staff. Just the fact that young Ugandans with special needs have a (rare) opportunity to work here makes it already a place worth a visit!! But add the great food and drinks, the beautiful garden and there's your perfect spot when you want a change from the noisy hustle and bustle of Kampala... One day I would love to return there and play some music!!

Visited September 2012
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Tallinn, Estonia
1 review
“Great little spot”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Pop Up Café is a nice little place, a kind of a "home away from home" where you feel instantly welcome when stepping in. Good food and coffee.
A bit hard to find when we visited Kampala in november 2012 as it is situated in an suburban area but they promised to put on more signs:)
Recommended!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Erki K
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
1 review
“Not to be missed for those visiting Kampala”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

I have been a customer of PopUp since its opening day and I love it. It's the best place to just hang out in Kampala, no pressure or harassment, great atmosphere, great coffee, delicious food, free wifi (NOT the easiest thing to come by in Kampala!) and the friendliest staff in Kampala by far and away(!!) and it is a genuine social enterprise worth supporting so you can feel really good about every shilling you spend.
It's the kind of place you can stop by on your own and chat with friendly people or where you can sit and have beers with friends.
The crafts are very beautiful and good quality and support the schools which started the cafe. I recommend dropping by and learning more about PopUp (how and why it was started) because it's an inspiring story.
They've recently started doing movie nights which are also very cool.
Writing this makes me want to go there now!

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank Mwenza
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“A place to return to.”
Reviewed January 6, 2013

Me and my family visited Popup cafe during our Christmas holidays in 2012. The place is a true oasis in the middle of the Kampala buzz. Popup has a nice courtyard full of greenery and comfortable inside rooms as well, where you can hide should it rain. The coffee is great and they have nice food for reasonable prices. We also bought some beautiful handycraft that they sell there. Wifi available. An interesting fact about the place is that the majority of staff is Ugandan youth with special needs.

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Thank Ssigrid
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