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The Source Cafe

20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
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Reviews (170)
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1 - 10 of 166 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just had a short morning meeting at the Source cafe. For me the first time being there. I just ordered coffee and was served instantly. I also loved that the mug was really full - just like I do it at home. The athmosphere...More

Thank Georg S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of friends one week and the service and food was AMAZING. They accommodated 9 of us in the outside seating area and were extremely welcoming—they revamped their breakfast menu that includes: Nutella waffles, chicken & waffles, biscuits with country gravy,...More

Thank Zachary D
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Aimed 100% at the tourist market you won't get much local atmosphere in here. That said, if you want a break from the bustle on the street for a light bite, WiFi, and clean washrooms, Source Café ticks the boxes. Probably the best selection of...More

Thank M2UNGU
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I love everything about The Source Cafe! The food, the beverages, the people, the decor....it's a regular stop, every time I am in Jinja.

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We did not eat here, but did do some shopping. They have a great assortment of items for sale. It was fun to browse and choose gifts for family back home.

Thank A1804JIsharons
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot and decent food. The coffee was good and the milkshake AMAZING. Don't go if you are pushed for time as things happen slowly and it's such a great spot for people watching; relax and enjoy

Thank gwenniemay58
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Source Cafe is a popular local spot for westerners and Ugandans alike. I had my first African Tea there. Three sips and I was hooked on it. Hands down, it was the best African Tea in Jinja. Later during the week, I ate lunch...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I am addicted to the juices and smoothies. Friendly staff and clean space. The back garden is perfect ig you need some peace from Main St. Internet is pretty ok and at least more than ok to send emails.

Thank VitaMSC
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Had a coffee one day and went back for a late Breakfast the next. Excellent food & Service Really liked the breakfast burrito (has another name). The African Coffee (Coffee, Hot Milk and Ginger) is outstanding

Thank TeeBow
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Our second Jinja trip in 4 months, and we returned to The Source cafe because it's so pleasant and lovely. The menu is limited and the service is slow, but if you have the time, this is a lovely place. Bring a book or a...More

Thank gilatoo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 2 - US$ 4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 43 4120911
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The Source Cafe was the first place in Jinja to offer internet access and great coffee. With our central location, stop by and let us help you navigate Jinja and find some good deals!
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