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The Source Cafe

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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

My friends and I visited on a weekend whilst on a break from our volunteering duties. We were delighted that they served breakfast food until almost 12pm. The Hungry hippo breakfast was what we ordered along with iced lattes and the only real disappointment was the length of time it took for our food to come. I would visit again!

Thank Hannah W
Edmonton, Canada
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Great little cafe with a lovely outside sitting area. Milkshakes are great, and the iced coffee is wonderful!

Thank EmilyC234
Geneva, Switzerland
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154 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

the best coffee I've had in Uganda. Good relaxed vibe, and a fairly reasonable craft shop. Toilet not wonderful, but possibly one of your better choices in this neck of the woods. Would happy linger at the street side tables for a while

Thank Pennie H
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2015

The Source cafe is a very relaxing place. They have professional staff that attend to you with a touch of class. While there i had a caffe mocha and i must admit it's the best i have had in Uganda. The internet was really fast considering the other coffee shops in Uganda. Generally The Source Cafe is a place to... More 

Thank Jacob W
Jinja, Uganda
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This is much more than a restaurant! Free wi-fi, a lending library, photocopy service, a craft shop, and the best networking spot in Jinja, along with a pleasant staff, make this a great place for a good meal and a whole lot more. Try their good coffee drinks or their fish entrees.

1 Thank KathyV768
Grass Valley, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 17 February 2015

Good food excellent coffee and Wi-Fi. This is a great place to network with other people.. They have a very nice gift shop attached to the café.The prices are fixed, they have a good selection of gifts including vanilla beans.

Thank sierragram
Charlotte, North Carolina
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203 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

The best cup of black coffee in Jinja! The samosas are also delicious!!! Has a nice little gift shop and free internet. Just ask for a code.

Thank Brad P
Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This place was interesting. It had an internet cafe, a library and crafts for sale. The food was ok but they did make a mistake with our order.

Thank Mark W
Winmalee, Australia
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2015

We were here in January 2013, often stopping in over our 3-week stay in the area for a coffee, lunch or snack. This is a community-cased business and often has groups in the back meeting, such as for religious meetings etc. It is very family focused. Thereare flush toilets and also squat toilets available for patrons. (Visitors to Uganda should... More 

1 Thank jennyleetee
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2015

Juice was fresh, large, tasty. Place spotless, service fast & friendly. Food good. Toilet impeccable.

Thank Backwash

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 2 - USD 4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 43 4120911
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?