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“Best Coffee in Moshi - good spot to sit and use Internet” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Union Cafe

Union Cafe
Ranked #2 of 59 Restaurants in Moshi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Moshi, Tanzania
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9 reviews
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“Best Coffee in Moshi - good spot to sit and use Internet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2013

You can't beat the Union Café if you're looking for a great cup o' Joe, somewhere nice to sit and use Internet, and perhaps a bite. I don't usually get the food, but when I have it has been good. The cake is better than what you'll find elsewhere in Moshi - moist and tasty compared to the dry cake that you usually find around here. For food, it's hard to beat their wood-fired pizza oven and their prices are comparable or better than other places around. People often get take-out pizza, as we have before.

The Internet here is decent, but not fantastic - similar to what we have found almost everywhere else in Moshi after living here 6 months. You pay 500=/ for half an hour and it often goes in an out.

They have a great porch to sit on, or there's good indoor seating as well. The staff is friendly and again, the coffee is fantastic.

Another great thing about Union is that, unlike some of the other coffee shops and restaurants like it, it seems to have a better mix of locals and tourists.

Don't miss out on this if you come to Moshi - and don't forget to buy some of their bags of coffee to take home!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“nice choice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

good service, good food, american menu. We sat outdoors and it was lovely. No alcohol available . . . pizza, hummus, burgers, salads, pasta . . . all good.

Visited December 2013
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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“Oasis in Moshi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

just my opinion, but I wasn't Moshi's biggest fan. I loved the Mountain and where we stayed, but Moshi town centre wasn't the nicest. That is.....apart from Union Cafe, a lovely place to chill out. It has a distinctly western vibe but for me after 7 days in a tent on safari this was most welcome. Coffee was good, food was nice-worth a trip if you find yourself in moshi

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hong Kong
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“Best coffee in Moshi.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2013

Be sure to stop here to try their iced latte, and pick up a fair priced awesome Kilimanjaro coffee bean.
You can use their computer for very cheap fee if you need.

Visited January 2013
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Erin, Canada
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“Taste of the Familar”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

Union cafe was a pleasant surprise when I was staying in Moshi for two weeks. It had a cool vibe with its wide verandah and outdoor seating. The coffee was delicious and there was an excellent selection of cakes and desserts, The ice cream and floats were a throw back to the soda shop days. This is a great spot to kick back and people watch, although they do offer free wifi.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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