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The Source Cafe

20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“iced lattes” (2 reviews)
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8:00 am - 7:00 pm Hours
$$ - $$$
20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
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Reviewed 3 July 2015

Nice spot in Jinja, right on the main street. Great patio area as well. Best for ice cream, small snacks, shakes and coffee.

Thank phantomofdelight3
Reviewed 1 July 2015

I really don't know how it can take one hour for soda when the place is basically empty and been asking for it 3 times only for the waiter to come with a really bad attitude...food is probably the worst in town, portions fit for...More

Thank glassalex
Reviewed 8 June 2015

When you want a taste of home while in Jinja, you go to The Source. Pleasant staff, clean surroundings, and if you are lucky, a streetside table under the trellis. After a week in the field a hamburger hit the spot! No ice cream when...More

Thank mrktwise
Reviewed 20 May 2015

This café is clean, tidy and filled with helpful staff. The gift shop is well stocked and priced very reasonably.

Thank Mitch A
Reviewed 16 May 2015

Best chocolate peanut butter milkshake on the planet! They keep the good ketchup behind the counter so you have to ask for it.

1  Thank VandaWall
Reviewed 14 May 2015

We ordered a take-away lunch one morning, as we were heading out to the countryside to do some site visits and wouldn't be back in town until night. They were easily able to accommodate our takeaway order, although they didn't have any plastic silverware. Luckily,...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 24 April 2015

Great hamburgers, cold soft drinks, sidewalk seating. In the center of many good gift shops. A regular stop when traveling in eastern Uganda

Thank 61georgiaboy
Reviewed 23 April 2015

we have been to Jinja 3times in the last year and half, everytime we visit we make a few spots to the Source Café, Nice food, little slow and ONCE I got a pathetic amount of chips. slightly pricey but its SAFE FOOD. Veg wrap...More

Thank Britishtraveller2
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Regardless if it has westerners (where else are they going to go) it has just as many Ugandans-- great coffee strong wifi et lots of newspapers et publications up to date to read!!

Thank 640Scoutee
Reviewed 17 April 2015

The place is crawling with westerners and prices are jacked-up accordingly. Simple foods like fried eggs and samosas are poor value. The advertised free wifi is actually only free for 30 minutes and is extremely slow, if you're lucky enough for it to work at...More

Thank BenBrasnett
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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