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Cafe Balalaika

Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
+264 61 223 479
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average37%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible10%
3 Sep 2016
“A lovely surprise find.”
11 Apr 2016
“Nice location and good food”
Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
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Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

A great venue. We didn't book on a Friday night but were seated straight away. Prompt drinks order and lovely outdoor seating area with wood burners (though a bit dark to read the menu). Lovely food served promptly. Sautéed game with spinach, steaks and oryx...More

Thank Sam I
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Also known as Cafe Zoo, this place is well located in a park. I had a nice lunch here, overlooking kids playing on a Saturday afternoon. The service was attentive and the food was quite good, especially very reasonably priced. My husband had a great...More

Thank A J
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Called in for lunch. What I wanted was not on the menu but my request was meet with a smile. Good food and excellent service. Highly recommended.

Thank Hugh C
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Excellent location. Went for a lunch on a hot summer weekend in September. The location is fantastic, lush green park, big shaddy tree for those sittin outside. Independence Avenue is clean and picturesque in itself. Service at Zoo Park was dreadful. Only one waiter was...More

Thank Kingsley M
Reviewed 5 September 2014

Zoo Cafe as some would call it, is situated in zoo park downtown windhoek. It has a very nice atmosphere most of the time. Nice music and a great selection of food (i found the west african selection of rice and stew dishes, as well...More

Thank EKMO
Reviewed 5 June 2014

The location for this restaurant is excellent, right at Zoo Park, and lots of outdoor seating amongst the trees. I have been there twice since they reopened and have found the service to be slow, the food to be good to very good (depending on...More

Thank MF_Tractor_guy
Reviewed 17 May 2014

Had lunch, ginger pinch drink was really nice, the ginger pork curry really scrumptious, the chicken dish of the day was great, service was good, great site and nice relaxed atmosphere. Wished I had space for the cakes but...... Worth a try

Thank black2327
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Friendly waitress, but after an hour of waiting, we were told there were no pork chops, also 4 cocktails on the menu ''. So it took 2 hours for the food to arrive ultimately. (1 barman and 1 chef on a busy night?). The ingredients...More

1  Thank Rosemary M
Reviewed 24 September 2013

Good food, fresh. Good personnel, takes your wishes into account. Well taken care of joint. Wifi is a pré.

Thank Chuparuedas
Reviewed 15 June 2013

Absolutely regret patronizing this Cafe. Terrible service - we waited 50 minutes for three omelets and a curry. The omelets were burnt and the waitress neglected to tell us that the menu was incredibly misleading when it comes to the sides that come with maindishes....More

Thank M R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Corner Independence Ave & Fidel Castro St, Windhoek, Namibia
  • Location: Africa  >  Namibia  >  Khomas Region  >  Windhoek
  • Phone Number: +264 61 223 479
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