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Fife Ave. | Fife Ave, North of city centre, Harare, Zimbabwe
16:00 - 00:00
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Pemba, Mozambique
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73 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

If you have a passion for live music, this is the place to hang out in Harare. Some cheap food is also available but the music experience is unforgettable.

1 Thank Innocent M
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Books have throughout my life fascinated me and what else can more be asked for then a book cafe itself. A must visit for all book worms...

1 Thank stuti189
Harare, Zimbabwe
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2015

this is a good place for a night out where you get to sample what Zimbabwe has on offer from comedians to traditional music and poetry - in fact everything arts and culture

Thank Dumimoyo
Pretoria, South Africa
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The best place to meet, dance, eat and drink with a diversity of cultural backgrounds! Here is the place to dissolve all your fatigue, put on your dancing shoes and dance to the ever popular local and traditional mbira music. With the likes of Mawungira Enharira, upcoming young artists and several local vibes, you surely will have the true feel... More 

Thank MSHarare
Vancouver, Canada
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2015

Loved the atmosphere, the food and especially the music. I can see why it's known as one of the Harare hot spots for musicians.

Thank Happygringos
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 April 2015 via mobile

Great place. Mbira paradise. The staff is friendly and helpful. Hector is a joy to work when organising functions. If you're in Harare this is the place to be!

Thank Innocent K
Oslo, Norway
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2015

Book cafe is my favorite place for shows and concerts. Almost every night they have something cool happening. They also serve food, mainly pub fare, like chips, pizza and the odd steak. Food was nice, but music is the reason I keep coming back.

Thank moodfood
Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

Love the combination of a good beer with my pizza and book cafe offers this plus great entertainment

Thank CarlNcube
Harare, Zimbabwe
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2015

I attending a prestigious function here, featuring readings by a group of celebrated young African writers who had been shortlisted for the 2014 Caine Africa prize. The venue was packed but bar service was good. Beers were a little overpriced, but the ambience was good. Its laidback with no fancy frills but offers good local entertainment.

Thank BevyAbr
Beaver Creek, Colorado
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2015

This place is spoken of highly, so I checked it out one night for myself. The popular band Makoomba was playing, so the whole place was packed and moving to the beat. It is a great place to hear some local sounds. There were plenty of chairs available to take a rest and the pizza was delish. Like most places... More 

Thank HotChilaca

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Restaurant Details

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Dinner, After-hours
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Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fife Ave. | Fife Ave, North of city centre, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Harare Province  >  Harare
  • Phone Number: 792551

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?