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Lark Cafe

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441 Chilanga Drive | Area 43, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 997 95 84 45
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08:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30
Sat 09:00 - 14:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fantastic healthy, local, organic food. They have a selection of teas and coffees, hot and cold. The food was delicious, one of the best meals I've had in Lilongwe.

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Thank salsez
Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, and for making it such a lovely, positive one! It is reviews like yours that make what we do so worthwhile - thank you again. More 

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

A must stop over for Saturday's breakfast/brunch. Very nice environment, with quality food. I particularly enjoyed the croissant although having it plain is out of the list, you can always ask for it. Kids can enjoy themselves in the playground. Flies can be a problem, probably caused by the running fountain.

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Thank Sérgio O
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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110 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Playground for kids, great outdoor seating. Really good French fries of the pommes frites variety, beautiful salads, and amazing sandwiches. We ordered a bottle of wine and they kindly improvised a fabulous ice bucket.

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Thank Kirsten W
Lilongwe, Malawi
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

New setting but still fantastic food. A really great places for families and a great playground for the kids to burn off some energy. One of my favourite places in Lilongwe!

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Thank 851LenaV
Mzuzu, Malawi
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 February 2017

It is great to see places like Lark Cafe in Malawi. It is also nice when a good establishment invests to improve itself. I had a fantastic haloumi and avo sandwich with a guilty pleasure of a brownie for dessert. Both were very enjoyable. The atmosphere was friendly and welcoming while the decor reminded me of sometime I spent in... More 

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Lilongwe, Malawi
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely cafe situated in area 43. Jean is an amazing chef and I particularly love the soy chicken wraps 😊 it's a beautiful Cape Dutch inspired coffee shop with plenty of flair. The waiters are excellent, something that is very rare to find in Malawi. Highly recommended.

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Thank Peks92
Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that very heart warming review! Im so happy you enjoyed it x More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Nice place, good ambience , nice playground, very Good light meals. A good place to lunch in family espacial with small kids

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Thank Nuno Sousa A
Lilongwe, Malawi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

I find my self at great restraint writing this review, or better a review of a review, any one who's been to lark can honestly say that the court yard area is by far any persons definition of a prison yard..... and if so then it must be in a country where stupidity is the crime......

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Thank pjacko76
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food is delicious and the new location is cute, but under construction, so it's not at it's best shape BUT!!! The waiters serve others at a quicker, faster pace than I've ever received. And when I mean others, I mean caucasians(WHITES). I am Malawian and I have to wait for about 15minutes before a waiter notices or even attends... More 

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Thank Judy M
Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Honestly Judith .. I am shocked at the level you have taking this 'issue' - (first on our Facebook page, then to our company email, and now on Tripadviser - surely just one of these would have been sufficient? To publicly slur us and make false accusations regarding racism is of great concern. The caucasian person who you allege was... More 

Lilongwe
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Lark has moved to its new premises in Area 43, just past the equally poor Latitude 13, which it shares with Central African Wilderness Safaris. At its previous location, although terribly overpriced, Lark did have a great setting. It's new setting though finds you sitting, if you can't get one of the two seats overlooking the lawn, in what can... More 

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Thank Michael23558
Trysh H, Owner at Lark Cafe, responded to this review

Please Sir, could you specify which prison courtyard our Cafe resembles, as I would like to sincerely congratulate them on creating such a pretty, serene surrounding with such attention to detail for their inmates. Perhaps you are not aware that we are in the middle of Malawi's rainy season, hence there being only 2 picnic benches on the lawn. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:30 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:30 - 16:30
Thursday
08:30 - 16:30
Friday
08:30 - 16:30
Saturday
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 441 Chilanga Drive | Area 43, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 997 95 84 45
Description
Situated at The Gable End complex, Lark offers a range of salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers, (and a weekly specials board) all with a healthy twist! Childrens menu available, as are milkshakes, home made iced teas, fresh juices, coolers and delicious coffees - including "Red" coffees. The only supplier in Lilongwe of Satemwa Tea Estate's fusion teas! Childrens playground on site too!

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?