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Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 684 746 892
07:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 21:30
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After spending a morning being approached by every hawker in Arusha we sought refuge in Africafe (not a complaint - Mzungus are fair game). It has great local coffee and muffins. In fact the whole menu was good and I returned a few days later for a cracking breakfast omlette and beef bacon. Service is excellent, credit cards are accepted... More 

Thank James L
Milan, Italy
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

In a very busy area like ClockTower Square this cafe-restaurant offers a quiet place where to sit drinking coffee and eating cakes. We also tried sandwiches and they very very tasty. Highly recommended if you need a safe and comfortable place where to rest in the center of the town. Service is good and quick.

Thank giulia59mammatitti
Bristol, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

in the middle of the always-crowded tourist city, Arusha there is this cafe with great teas and coffees, good food and lovely staff. They have a good wifi so it is ideal to work from here as you might do it in Europe. There are small shops, post office and banks nearby so you can do your business from here.

Thank stunnyslove
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

nice cafe , clean modern , was busy , hence went in , food was good did not have chicken , kept food choice safe , spoke with other customers , most had eaten there before several times hence looked safe

Thank speedlion
Atlanta, Georgia
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32 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

This place is a total rip off. Their credit card machines didn't work despite all the visa and MasterCard stickers all over their restaurant and when I had to pay with USD, they forced me to use the most ridiculous exchange rate of 1800 to the dollar (real rate is ~2200). They were rude and unapologetic. The two steak burgers... More 

1 Thank Lisa G
Perth, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Located just near the main clock tower in the centre of town, this upbeat, modern cafe is a hit with locals and tourists alike. Great coffee, food and atmosphere as well as free wifi.

Thank bgubana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Good coffee and tea.The staff were just as usual in Arusha.We could enjoy the French fries after reordering.

Thank Jeremymkina
Arusha, Tanzania
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016

i always go there for coffee and milkshake, anytime am in town. specifically vanilla, its a good place for business meetings and making appointments

Thank Madsafaris
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had a morning in arusha after our safari before we went to the airport. We really enjoyed spending a couple hours chilling and drinking coffee and using the fast wifi. Friendly and modern and clean, the coffee was 5 stars and my sister liked her smoothie. Prices were steep but for the standard was fair.

Thank lariebo
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Africafe is open early in the mornings (7:30 on weekdays)! I've had several items from their menu and have enjoyed them. My favorite is the passion fruit iced tea. Much better than any I've ever had before. Wi-fi works on my phone but is not strong enough to work on my computer, and it goes out frequently.

Thank Michele G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
07:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 684 746 892

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