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Kitamu Coffee

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$1 - $13
CUISINES
African, Cafe, Italian, International, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
Updated 09/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. FIRST CLASS!!!!!!
1. FIRST CLASS!!!!!!
"incredible female entrepreneur"
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2. Excellent
2. Excellent
"Great menu."
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3. Really good coffee
3. Really good coffee
"Nice atmosphere and a good selection of homemade cakes as well."
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All reviews samosas great coffee cute cafe best coffee in town coffee house nice place to relax clock tower tanzanian food nice food free wifi leah cutest clients cappuccino safari taxi
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We wanted to eat an early dinner at a local restaurant near the Clock Tower and we were so happy to have picked Kitamu Coffee! The decor is very nice and the service was extremely friendly. It appeared to be popular with locals, a very...good sign. Prices were affordable. The Carrot and Ginger soup was especially delicious. There is a very wide variety of local and international dishes available, so there is something for every taste. We were very glad to have tried this local restaurant during our brief stay in Arusha.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 29 May 2022 via mobile

Convenient location near the clock tower. Great place to chill and enjoy a fresh smoothie. So far I’ve eaten here twice and both meals were very tasty! Nice portion size and good value. Look forward to next visit!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 July 2022 via mobile

I never knew of this lovely restaurant..google brought me here though i live in Arusha. The online order was to take approx. 60 mins. The food was timely delivered. The order was exactly what i ordered. Indeed the food was delicious!! Packaging excellent..hygiene levels very...high..We will certainly regularly order..much love from sakina area.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

Very good coffee and food. Very long opening hours. Particularly like the scones with the coffee (American style scones) and lamb stew was good for lunch.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

Nice Cozy Coffee house in Arusha CBD, and lunch is served too. The place next to Ngorongoro Conservation Authority HQ in Arusha Sweet place love ❣️

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 30 March 2022

I have been visiting this place for the past four months. They have good coffee at a reasonable price compared to other places. However, one thing I have noticed throughout the time I have been here is that, the do not care about time. An...order of a cup of expresso can take an average of 5 to 10 minutes in a normal day and 10 to 15 minutes on a busy hour. So if you are in a hurry, this is not a place to visit. But if you have ample time you will enjoy, by the way they have free WiFi.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 14 March 2022

I love Kitamu with its amazing coffee, delicious food and friendly staff. I highly recommend to eat there.....

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 26 February 2022

Great location with good food and good service by friendly people. Free Wifi. Accepts Tanzanian shillings, US dollars and credit cards. Would ea here again.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 6 February 2022

Small, cozy cafe with the best coffee in town. Good variety of local foods, cakes and pastries. Convenient for centre of town, though parking is a little difficult.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 11 November 2021

we had an amazing dinner here...take me bak to Arusha. The staff wires kind and delivered chap chap. I love Tanzania

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 24 August 2021

We spent a lovely moment at the Kitamu Coffee ! The service was perfect and we enjoyed samosas and typical tanzanian dishes (with veggie food!!). This great discoveries were amazing and so delicious ! Don't hesitate to try Zanzibar Coffee (spicy coffee so gooood). Thanks...again for the taxi order and I hope we will come back one day !More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

After Safari, we asked our host where we can have dinner apart from the hotel, our host recommended Kitamu coffee, their food is outstanding they deserve 10/10, their staff was very attentive to listen to us. We highly recommend them you won't regret it.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Kitamu A, Owner at Kitamu Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2021

Thank you for your review and we are glad that you enjoyed the food and service at the cutest cafe you are welcome back anytime of the day our doors are open 24/7.

Reviewed 8 August 2021

Kitamu may be slightly overrated. It's well-located and a decent meeting spot, however, after giving it multiple tries for business, with friends and solo, I found the food there mediocre. Nothing that I ate there stood out. The interior is a bit claustrophobic for my...taste and the construction out back is rather disruptive to conversations upstairs. The Jobortunity-trained staff is top-notch.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Kitamu A, Guest Relations Manager at Kitamu Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2021

We appreciate you taking the time to drop a review glad you enjoyed something and welcome back. xo

Reviewed 31 July 2021

Kitamu has been the highlight of my stay in Arusha. Whether I was coming with friends for dinner or finishing some work with my cappuccino, the staff always took great care of me. Thank you Leah - your cafe is “the cutest in town” and...a highlight of Arusha! Hope to visit again soon.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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idrisajaffary, Public Relations Manager at Kitamu Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2021

Thank you for a heart warming review we a glad you enjoyed the cutest cafe, the food and good service karibu tena Kitamu.

Reviewed 11 July 2021

We were so impressed with its menu. It is hard to believe how such a small cafe is able to offer so many different items. The place is indeed cozy and cute, with lovely service (a bit slow but still wonderful). We ordered grilled fish...and thai chicken, both are delicious. We were a bit disappointed with the desserts we ordered (banana split sundae and ice cream sandwich). The ice cream is not of the best quality ice cream sadly. We will definitely return though and try other items.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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idrisajaffary, Public Relations Manager at Kitamu Coffee, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2021

Thank you for your honest review we will work on what you didn't enjoy and double down on what you enjoyed. Thanks and welcome again to the cutest cafe.

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Yes, Kitamu Coffee offers takeaway services.

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Yes, Kitamu Coffee is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Kitamu Coffee is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5