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“The friendliest coffee shop in town”

Zanzibar Coffee House Cafe
Ranked #1 of 4 Dessert in Stone Town
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch
Johannesburg, South Africa
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89 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“The friendliest coffee shop in town”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Its the staff that really make this place. Been here several times and always happy with the great big friendly welcome one gets. One feels that you are visiting friends when one comes here. its a small venue with few tables but worth visiting if you can as its also not easy to find, most people seem to just stumble upon the place. Freshly baked cakes and muffins supplement a menu made up mostly of filled pancake dishes. The date and cheese one is interesting and quite tasty. The coffee served is good and correctly brewed and served with little home made bite sized cookies. (of which you can have as many as you like) Ground coffee or coffee beans are also for sale in retail packs along with glass or steel coffee presses. Upstairs they run a guest house although i have not stayed there.

  • Visited January 2013
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Buffalo
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Worth the visit”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Really good coffee, especially the spiced coffee. The snacks are quite nice, as well. Great atmosphere. A bit pricey but worth the visit.

  • Visited November 2012
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Manama, Bahrain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Yummy sweets!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

This is the only place we came across with delicious baked goods! Mouthwatering and delicious! A must visit place for those with a sweet tooth!

Visited December 2012
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Spain
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329 reviews
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“nice cafe, nice atmosphere”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

although a bit pricey was a welcome break from our meandering around stone town, an noce to get real espresso from a coffee machine

Visited December 2012
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Otley
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“Highly priced”
Reviewed January 2, 2013

It was a nice place and the drinks were nice but very pricey compared to other locations. We had wanted to take our drinks on the roof terrace but were not allowed to; I was allowed up there later to take photos of Stone Town.

Visited October 2012
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