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“Savage kids and dogs too !!”
Review of The Sugarbush Cafe

The Sugarbush Cafe
Ranked #10 of 135 Restaurants in Lusaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Cafe
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Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Sugarbush Cafe operates alongside Jackal & Hide Shop at Sugarbush Farm. Our aim is to provide a friendly family orientated location away from the bustle of town where you can shop for handmade leather goods, interiors and jewellery and enjoy delicious homemade fresh food including Organic Salads, Sunday Roasts, Pastas, Steaks, Burgers and a Kid's Menu in a safe and friendly rural location. The Cafe is under new management and your hosts Pat Chapple and Julia Tunney are working hard to re-establish a friendly neighbourhood location that meets the needs of our visitors from all over Lusaka and internationally. They've set up a great little deli-store selling the very best of Zambia's home grown artisan foods and basic provisions so that you can take home the freshest ingredients for your next meal once you've eaten your delicious lunch at the Sugarbush Cafe. Every month there are sundowner functions and small events to watch out for and we are always happy to book private parties at this lovely venue. We look forward to seeing you enjoying a meal, a coffee or a glass of wine, browsing the delicatessen, picking fresh veggies in the garden or trying a new handbag on for size. It's a great day out for the whole family at Sugarbush Farm
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“Savage kids and dogs too !!”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Nice location, has a great farm yard feel too it, with the horses and chickens walking around. The combination of Jackel and Hide works fabulously well. The menu is straight forward, food is well prepared and fresh. The cake counter could do with a little more inducement . Tree house and swing for the kids, but you will need to watched them, they big and high.

It is busy on weekends, it attracts the overpaid idealistic, hopeless, members of the aid and donor community who tend to gather and reminisce about their home country.

The waitresses are slow and disorganized, the coffee is French press, but good. It is in desperate need of an esspresso unit.

If you visiting the Great City of Lusaka, I would highly recommend a trip out. I do not believe that you will be disappointed.

  • Visited November 2012
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Bucharest, Romania
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“favorite spot”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I've been to SugarBush several times in the past couple months. It's my favorite little weekend spot. Also attended an evening event there recently with music and wine tasting. Was very enjoyable.

Visited October 2012
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Lusaka, Zambia
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“EXCELLENT FOOD, EXCELLENT VENUE, EXCELLENT SHOPPING!”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

THE BEST PLACE IN LUSAKA - worth the drive out there. Pat is a delightful host int he cafe and you get the opportunity to bring home some organic salads and veg. the best place to buy souvenirs of your trip to zambia with exciting tribal textiles and beautiful handbags.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful garden spot for lazy lunch”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

I have been here several times and have not been disappointed. The garden is beautiful and the decor / design is very calming. Its a treat to get away from the usual Lusaka locations in the shopping malls and just relax out here. I love sitting at the tables in the garden. And you can browse the shop of lovely leather goods on your way out. There is also a farm shop to stock up on any vegetables you need!

  • Visited June 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Lovely place for a weekend breakfast/lunch”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

As a parent I give it kudos for a having a play area for kids, a tree house/zip line as well as swings and a small slide. Sugarbush is a bit outside of town, but is on a farm and overall an absolutely beautiful and serene place to go with friends for a meal and to relax for a couple hours. The food is good, though at times inconsistant in quality/taste, and the french press coffee is amazing! There is a shop that sells high end leather goods and a garden to purchase organic veggies when available.

  • Visited June 2012
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