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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fifis is a classic spot for international guests and locals to enjoy top notch quality drinks and food. I love coming here for lunch meetings and chill vibes before work. Friendly professional service too.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

We had a coffee, fish and chips and the pepper steak. Took around 45 minutes before we got our food which I think is quite normal in most places in Tanzania. The coffee was delicious, the fish was good, chips were cold, steak was ok,...mashed potatoes partly with raw potatoes. In general I would say, go here for the coffee, relaxing atmosphere and kind staff, not for the food.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Fiane S, Manager at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review! We do pride ourselves in having some of the best coffee in all of Arusha and our staff are dedicated towards kindness and really creating a hospitable environment for all our guests....More

Reviewed 1 May 2022

I love Fifi’s for so reasons. There is great variety of food, and it’ always delicious. I love the beef manafu and the avocado salad, and of course the chapati. Great coffee and smoothies too. All the waiters and waitresses, and Fiane, the manager are...friendly and super helpful. The restaurant has a good energy to it. It’s like a second home to me. There’s a nice mix of locals and westerners. The tables are big and it’s great when you have a group of people, or when you want to sit and work on your laptop. The boutique inside the restaurant has super cute handbags and clothes made from Kitenge cloth. I highly recommend Fifi’s to anyone. If you haven’t been, it’s time to check out Fifi’s. It’s easy to find right next to Tanesco (the place for electricity) If you haven’t been in awhile, it’s time to come back “home”More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Fiane S, Manager at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

What a lovely review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience onto the TripAdvisor community. We are so honoured to be your second home and that you enjoy the variety of food options, working space and our boutique. We appreciate your recommendation and always...More

Reviewed 22 April 2022 via mobile

I like to enjoy a good cup of coffee every morning and Fifi’s has the best! There is just something about their earthy coffee that makes me want to come back for more. The restaurant is quite a good working space! Internet works fine and...there is ample space for privacy & people watching on the street. Their meals are also well priced and the overall space is quite safe (I once forgot my MacBook charger and retrieved it the next day). Bonus: I enjoyed my candid conversations with the owner/managerMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Fiane S, Manager at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

Thank you so much for considering us your favourite cafe We are so glad to be able to provide good "earthy" coffee, privacy, security and well priced meals for you and that you enjoy the restaurant as a good working space. We always look forward...More

Reviewed 21 April 2022

This is such a cozy restaurant conveniently located near the Clocktower in Arusha. We were welcomed so positively and were well taken care of! For dinner we had pizza and a cocktail - all were good. We asked our guide if we can come in...for breakfast (brunch rather) where we enjoyed the English breakfast that was sooo filling! I would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Fiane S, Manager at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

We are also very glad you came and that you shared your experience onto the TripAdvisor community. It was both an honour and a pleasure to serve you and even more so a delight that you enjoyed your meals and cocktails. Do come back again...More

Reviewed 19 April 2022

Haven't been to Arusha in ages and this was my first stop recommended by my driver. I had coffee with a marble cake. I noticed they have a good range of Tanzanian dishes at good prices. The space overall is very clean and the staff...are attentive and welcoming. Will be sure to return!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Fiane S, Manager at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

Kudos to your driver for recommending us! We are so happy to have provided a very friendly space for you with good coffee and cake :-) We look forward to welcoming you back. Best Fiane and the team at Fifi's Restaurant

Reviewed 27 February 2022 via mobile

Had 2 meals at fifi and both delicious 😋 every time warmly welcomed by Cantona and the lovely smiling staff. They will be very happy to help and the price was perfect. 100% recommendMore

Date of visit: February 2022
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Fiane S, Manager at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2022

What a great review! Thank you so much for sharing your experience & recommendation online. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Cantona and the other staff who will smile even more at this feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back....More

Reviewed 21 January 2022

I and my friend’s have been visiting fifis restaurant for couple of years now until i experienced racism at its best last week. One of the guy who looked mixed with a woman who is the manager now her name is Fiona have been chasing...locals claiming that this is a white peoples place and that they should find somewhere else to have their drinks. A guy named Masoud who gets his coffee at fifis for over 5 years have also been sucked because he was local and and now he’s spending time at serengeti coffee house which is few steps ahead of fifis he even gave me his number if someone wants to confirm his story (+255 787 568 202). Fifis management have been behaving stupidly since the death of their father Mr shoo. The service is very poor,there’s no renovation done for a very long period of time, the place looks dirty and the quality of the food is also very poor but the prices are very expensive. After the experience I did some research on few workers only to find out that the poor management is because they are not paid for few months now and that they live only with small tips from clients if there are any, they say they have only one pair of uniform and that they have to wash it and wear everyday so no second pair at all. These people have families who depend on them, the management exploits them as they cannot raise their voice against them,because they do not have any where else to go. Both projects owners of Arusha have been informed about the issue,safaris companies and local foreigners as well and they felt very sad about everything,we have to end racism we have to end exploitation of workers.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Fiane S, Owner at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2022

I would like to respond factually to your claims stated above. For anyone reading this review, the back story is that this group of friends have been frequenting Fifi’s for years; however they enjoy sitting on the terrace in groups of 5 or more men...More

Reviewed 20 August 2021

We take the bananas soup with beef cubes, and the kilimanjaro pork, and it was very good. The food is good, the staff was nice. We spend a good time, we recommand the fifi's place

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 18 August 2021

Absolutely enjoyed this restaurant! The tilapia was delicious and the masala tea was the best we had in Africa. The local blankets (more like a wrap) on sale here were handmade in town at very reasonable prices.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021

The food is okay. Portions are average. Flavors are standard. Pastries are boilerplate. The ambiance is rather boring. The staff is incredibly friendly and recognizes me on the street!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 1 February 2021 via mobile

The coffee is okay. I went to this place for more than one month. Had many coffees! Earned loyalty. This place is spacious and somewhat quiter. Good to work if you have your own data plan. Wifi here sucks. Staff is friendly.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Fiane S, Owner at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2021

Thank you for sharing your experience to the TripAdvisor community! We are so happy to have been your got to place for over a month. While I am sorry about the WiFi situation, I am happy to confirm that we have now switched to a...More

Reviewed 26 January 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed a cold milkshake in a hot arusha day which was absolutely made our day followed by a delicious beef burger which was so delicious

Date of visit: January 2021
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Fiane S, Owner at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2021

Thank you so much for having lunch with us! You've taken some really lovely photos that showcase our restaurant. Looking forward to welcoming you back for more of our cold beverages and flavorsome food! Best, Fiane and the the team at Fifi's Restaurant

Reviewed 14 November 2020

Cosy café in the center of Arusha. I especially like the Teappuccino (black tea with foamed milk) and the avocado toast. The service is very competent and friendly. The waiter Kantone always remembered our favorite dishes and was super nice.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Fiane S, Owner at Fifi's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2021

Thank you so much for your review of our restaurant! Our teappuccino is indeed a great alternative for non coffee drinkers and we are so delighted by your response. Kantona will be so pleased that you mentioned him on your review and I will be...More

Reviewed 2 March 2020

we went here based on good reviews but I cannot recommend this restaurant. the price was quite high compared to other places in arusha, we waited really long for food, and the portions were quite small the taste nothing special. for drinks we ordered juice...and I think it was cut with water. compared to Kitamu (other place i visited) I much preffered KitamuMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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Fifi's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4