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“Quiet the night I was there but a nice space?”

Via Via Cafe - Arusha
Ranked #16 of 110 Restaurants in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Description: A lively cultural cafe in the centre of Arusha, Tanzania. Beautifully situated in the Garden of the National Natural History Museum. Via Via is among the 16 Via Via Cafes worldwide. Locally embedded and involved in local daily life, they give an extra dimension to your discovery of the country, the culture and the people. Food, drinks, music, art, culture events, trips and tours, cultural and social projects, all bring people and cultures together in an open-minded spirit. Via Via inspires to travel, to discover and to broaden your horizon. Our tropical garden, bar and restaurant are wonderful places to have a rest, meet people, enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner and have a refreshing drink in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
Washington, DC
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Quiet the night I was there but a nice space?”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Via Via is a great outdoor space in Arusha. The Western menu may appeal to locals but I was more interested in local fare. I could easily see this place teeming with people on a cool Spring night. Its worth a visit as there are few places in Arusha that offer as much atmosphere.

Visited September 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“No Selection...”
Reviewed August 16, 2012

There was no menu - only a tiny lunch buffet so if you didn't like what was there you were out of luck. A lot of the food had flies on it and looked like it had been out for hours. Meat was tough. I ended up just drinking the juice. It is a neat place to visit/see but I would not eat there.

  • Visited July 2012
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edo de mexico
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39 reviews
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“lovely environment, below average food”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

loved the place itlself. I believe it is inside a museum. It is beautiful and on the weekends they have free musical dance performance. If it's not Sunday though, be prepared to listen to the same song over and over again since they use this time to practice. The food is well below par and not cheap. Don't order a burger, if anything get the spicy chicken.

Visited July 2012
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Cambridge
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9 reviews
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“Great Cafe”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

Lovely place to hang out with friends in the centre of Arusha for a coffee, ice-cream and little pastries.

Visited June 2012
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Kigali, Rwanda
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7 reviews
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“Alright if you are missing American food”
Reviewed June 24, 2012

The food was good, with the desserts being infinitely better than the actual meals, but the prices were high and the food was average.

Visited May 2012
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