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Stone Town Cafe

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Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
+255 773 861 313
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family went to this place for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our cafe style meal. As Australians ending a month-long stint in Tanzania, we were craving some smashed avo, and most of us got the avocado on toast. While it wasn't exactly an Australian cafe avocado on sourdough (the bread was actually very white and hard), it did come with... More 

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Thank Maddi22
Warsaw, Poland
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47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went a few times for coffee/tea only. It is frequented by mix of Zanzibar locals doing business deals and foreign tourists. Sitting outside you can relax and watch Stone Town life pass by. The coffee was really fresh and well brewed (I hear they even roast some of their own beans?). Try the spiced coffee for an unusual, but pleasant... More 

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Thank Mietek771
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

after asking for half of the menu that they didn't half I left. I ate there before but not sure what happened on my last visit. I took friends and it was a bid embarrassment as nothing was available

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Thank a a
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice shady location for Stone Town lunch, reasonable food and prices. Previously had an Arabic food menu which was great, but unfortunately this is no longer available. Food often takes a while (~45-60 minutes) to come, so not somewhere to go if you're in a rush!

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Thank Clare A
Regensburg, Germany
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was so happy that we found this place! Love the Avocado toast, love the cake, just love this place. Very friendly staff! Thank you for making my breakfast so enjoyable every morning.

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Thank Heike S
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

A very cozy place by Stone Town, with friendly staff and the Masala tea is heavenly 😍 I'd definitely recommend.

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Thank VikeshKakad
Gothenburg, Sweden
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Wonferful spicy coffee (with ginger, cardamom and cinnamon). We ate breakfast here during our whole stay in stone town. The fruit salad with yogurt is great. The place is so cozy beautiful and the staff is very nice and friendly, good service!

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Thank claramannheimer
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Don't go anywhere else for breakfast, go here every day you are in Stone Town. It is in the vibrant beating heart of the town, food is amazing, the omelettes and the pancakes in particular. Coffee that will give you bigger muscles than Popeye and his spinach. Just don't miss this place

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Thank TipperaryTipster
Prescott Valley, Arizona
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192 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

My wife had eggs and coconut toast and I tried the spicy avocado toast. The coconut toast was good and the spicy avocado was ok. I didn't love it, but other people seemed to enjoy it. Interesing to watch the street activity in Stone Town as we ate.

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Thank cooperlynx
East Greenwich, Rhode Island
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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Right on the main street, nice lunch or smoothie spot (mango) and chicken schnitzel sandwich. Yummy, quick and affordable with great views of the local activity.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 9
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenyatta Road, Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar City ...., Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 773 861 313
Description
Open 8am to 10pm, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Inside air-conditioned seating, outside seating. Intimate cafe serving big breakfasts, burgers, wraps, quiche, home-made cakes and great chocolate brownies. Real coffee brewed Arabic-style and herbal teas and juices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?