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Vegetarian Friendly
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Dinner, Lunch
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed 21 July 2023 via mobile

We Went there to eat lunch as 4 ppl. We ordered the avocado chili burger, the chicken sandwiches, the chicken masama burger and the fried chicken with chips. For Lunch both the food and athmosphere was quite nice, we enjoyed it and the drinks were...also cool and refreshing. The prices were also very fair, aswell as especially the exchange rates as we paid with a 50$ and got a fair exchange rate on it. For what we expected this was just it Our small experience here was a 10/10More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 21 July 2023

Very friendly staff and good food. And honest. We paid too much and they explained and came back with the money. This is service.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 19 February 2023 via mobile

I had one of the best seafood platter I ever tried. The service was very nice as well, but for me the difference was about the freshness of the plate and its quality. Moreover the waiter and chef was very attentive with us. Prices very...reasonable for the local standards.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 19 November 2022 via mobile

We ate dinner at the Buni Cafe while visiting Stone Town. The food was quite good. Unfortunately when we asked the waitress if purified water was used in the smoothie, she claimed it was. When our guide acted surprised, her response made us think otherwise....The cook/ waiter overcharged us by 40%!! Although we’d recommend the food, we’d say beware of the restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 10 January 2022

Good variety, looks to be a great spot to have a cheap breakfast. we went for lunch, Fabulous service

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 24 July 2021 via mobile

For a cafe the burgers were extremely bad. The beef patty was uncooked the bun was stale and was just coated with Mayo inside. The French fries were very poorly cooked - some uncooked some just tasted weird. The smoothie was okay but the food...wasn’t that great.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 19 February 2021 via mobile

This restaurant is very close to beach front and looks nice with outdoor seating and indoor seating. I ordered the vegetable curry, rice, and chipati with an apple banana orange smoothie. The woman brought me the wrong smoothie twice and it took a long time...(we were the only people in the restaurant). My friend ordered the chicken curry. The chicken was old and the toughest we had ever had. Both of our chipatis were stale and not very tasty. The curry sauce and rice were average. I asked for a to go box at the end and the woman asked me why I had not finished my food! Also my other friend ordered a grilled cheese but the cheese was not melted and it had mayonnaise on it 😑 I would not recommend this place to anyone. There are better and more affordable places to eat in Stone Town.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Had a delicious fresh juice with lunch there yesterday so went back at 0830 this morning to have another juice after breakfast at my hotel. Sign said they opened at 0730. Staff were in the cafe with doors open, but I was told that they...weren’t open and couldn’t serve me and to come back later. I pointed out the sign, and was again told that they weren’t open. For an economy that relies on tourism, it’s very strange to think that they wouldn’t take every opportunity for a sale.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 4 February 2020

We loved our meal at Buni Cafe. The food and the staff were both great. No issue recommending eating here.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 13 August 2019

I went twice. It's just convenient and a good breeze flows through the place. Had a burger one time and a grilled cheese a second time. Wifi was working the first time and on and off the second time.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 5 July 2019 via mobile

Chicken masala burger a little sloppily put together but acceptable. Service not overly warm and friendly. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 26 June 2019 via mobile

We walked pass this place and it looked nice. We ordered the calamari and juice. No alcohol here. The juice was really nice. Then the food came. We ordered the grilled calamari and the breaded calamari. We only got the breaded calamari. And unfortunately they...totally over cooked it to the extent that it was un eatable. It was like eating elastic bands. So disappointed The staff is really nice and friendlyMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 February 2019

We had lunch here. the service is a little lack luster but the food and price makes up for it. The food was fresh and nice.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 25 January 2019

Visited this place with friends in January 2019. The first place we passed after having arrived in Stonetown, but fortunate for us, because what a gem. Nice terrace (also for people watching), and the most fantastic fresh juices. We didn't eat, but just had a...look at the table next to us, their breakfast looked nice too :-) And btw, perfect wi-fi connection.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

You can enjoy good food and it comes with a view. The atmosphere is nice and friendly. Gives a proper cafe vibe where you can sit, eat and chat. The service is a bit slow, but it's a holiday after all! It's a bit on...the expensive side though.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Buni Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4