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“Very tasty, simple lunch in heart of stone town's tourist area”
Review of Stone Town Cafe

Stone Town Cafe
Ranked #10 of 80 Restaurants in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $9
Cuisines: Diner
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Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Open 8am to 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside air-conditioned seating, outside seating. Intimate cafe serving big breakfasts, burgers, wraps, quiche, home-made cakes and great chocolate brownies. Real coffee brewed Arabic-style and herbal teas and juices.
Reviewed August 16, 2013

We stumbled across this place at lunchtime, had grilled octopus with fries and an avocado salad, both were simple but really delicious. With soft drinks our lunch came to 28000tsh (approx £15). We sat outside. Service was friendly and attentive.

Thank sjbry
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

An unpretentious, simple, but excellent place to spend leisurely time reading, people watching and contemplating. Here this August, I always find time to while away a couple of hours at this laconic cafe. The coffee, served in an brass pot for pouring is local, fresh and excellent. Food is prepared with an simplicity and is always of very good quality, particularly the avocado for breakfast. Service is friendly and the place is intimate.

A most special setting that captures the essence of life on Zanzibar and in Stone Town. A place to stop the world and dwell on whatever.

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Thank Mark L
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

The cafe is in a great location and very close to where I normally stay in Stone Town. I mostly come here for breakfast - the avocado toast is delicious! Make sure you're hungry if you order it though. Service is quite fast, especially by Zanzibar standards.

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Thank Kellie W
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We visited this small, friendly restaurant several times over 4 days in Stone Town, mainly due to the incredible avocado salad. We were always greeted warmly and even got a visit with the chef who advised us how to make his salad dressing! All of our meals were good. Not supercheap by Zanzibar standards but the portions are huge and we always took leftovers to go.

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Thank Lydia60713
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

we ate and relaxed here many times during out 6 week stay. The cafe's location is great, and is very cool with its outdoor fans and shady plants around it. We often came for breakfast and lunch, as well as just relaxing.

The breakfast options are really good, with the big breakfast the highlight, but also the coconut toast is also a good shout. Also the jams they give you with the toast are delicious, and all locally made. They also have very nice avacado toast and date scones. The Zanzibari spice tea is one of the nicest we found, and we were told is fairly authentic with its very gingery kick. The steak and caramelised onion burger was the best one I found in Zanzibar, and I ended up having one several times a week by the end of our trip! Portions generally were very large and staff were all very friendly and helpful, and tried (unsuccessfully) to teach us some Swahili.

Also the passion fruit juice is ace- super refreshing! Milkshakes too.

Nice informal place with a friendly and relaxed vibe, good value and good portions.

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Thank Muhammad T
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