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Watamu Road - Timboni | Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 724 812422
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
5 Aug 2017
“Perfect drive through cafe”
21 Oct 2016
“Good. But in need of an update”
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7:00 AM - 10:30 PMAll hours
African, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Watamu Road - Timboni | Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Food was served in 10mins!!! We were on our backpacking trip and heading to another trip hence the quick service was highly appreciated. You all have to try it.

Thank jackykowa
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the feel of the place. The chef was also kind enough to accomodate our special orders. They even had options for a vegan in our party. Be ready to brave the plastic everywhere. The decor is in dite need of an...More

1  Thank Abby254
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The staff took forever to even notice we were there. They didn't have any of the food we wanted to order, and when our food was brought out it was not even correct. The fish stew was bland, and the chapatis were much too oily....More

Thank waverider681
kivuli, Proprietario at SWAHILI cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

we apologize for the inconvenience we have caused you probably due to the negligence of the staff or not understanding the language. Since this is a low season it is sometimes hard to find everything stated in the menu. To eat we are disappointed that...More

Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The pan cake cook is so good at his job. And this waiter called Vincent, I like him because served locals equally he served foreigners.

Thank Fridah N
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I liked the swahili dishes...not forgetting the swahili tea....It was quite a good experience ..my elder sister who had come to watamu for honeymoon with her hubby liked the place too. .

Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Did not have much of the food they had on the menu. It's a local place and it suits it's standards. Could sample.

Thank Pamgary
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Just did visit this restaurant because we did'nt find another place with swahili food. We were visiting the coast and wanted local food, and we got it.

1  Thank bjois
Reviewed 12 January 2015

if you want great pilau then this is the place to be, warm and friendly place simple but unique setting leaves you feeling at ease, and the pilau yum yum, they have a variety of sea food and most coastal dishes,will definately be back

Thank Cynthia N
Reviewed 30 December 2014

iliked visiting one of the local hotels,they are very nice.well observed with hygine.the climate is condusive and friendly.

Thank nik0l2
Reviewed 15 October 2014

its location is easily accessible and one can connect to various touristic destination with an ease.The swahili food will leave you salivating and keep on demanding for more and more

Thank Roliqueen T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 19
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watamu Road - Timboni | Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Watamu
  • Phone Number: +254 724 812422
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