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Indaba Book Cafe

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92 Josiah Tongogara Avenue | Corner 9th Avenue, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
+263 9 670 68
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 08:00 - 14:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in the centre, the décor is attractive and can provide a pleasant moment for a lunch with a friend or even a work colleague. The Café also offers the possibility of a relaxing corner where books are available which adds a nice touch. The snacks are pretty standard but are normally well presented and appetizing. As for the quality... More 

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Thank Patrick B
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A good stop for an out of town traveller, good wholesome food always of a good standard. A place to meet friends.

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Thank 161bvs
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Hello 161, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you have had a pleasant experience at Indaba and we look forward to serving you in the future! Kind regards Robyn More 

Rio do Sul
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

The place is very good for any time of the day !!! The best real coffee in town!!! Juices are fresh and tasty!!! Books are available for read or buy! Perfect atmosphere!!!

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Thank deh_always
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

HI Deh_Alaways, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are thrilled you feel we have the best coffee and we hope to see you in the cafe again soon! Kindest regards Robyn & Kimba More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Dropped by this place to try some breakfast following ratings on TA. Not disappointed. The service was quick in a relaxing atmosphere. Will be happy to come back again.

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Thank Sylvester B
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Sylvester, Its always so encouraging to see great reviews, and that you were not disappointed! We look forward to serving you again! Kind regards Robyn More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

The Indaba Cafe is a must visit for everyone visiting Bulawayo. We actually found it after getting lost and are sure happy we did.The place is a cute boutique cafe with great ambiance and free WiFi :-).The staff are really friendly and accepted us in, even with our large backpacks. :-) The prices actually surprised us because though it looks... More 

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Thank wangechigitahi
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

HI Wangetchi! Thank you thank you! It was such an honour for us to cross paths with you! The one thing we love about having a cafe is the special we meet and become friends! We wish you well and hope to see you soon! (probably in your lovely country of Kenya!) Travel safe With love Robyn & Kimba More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Variety of meals served including western meals and traditional African meals. Prices are affordable , one can buy a good meal for dinner or lunch for US$ 10. The place is very clean and located not centrally in town and therefore away from the traffic congestion. The parking for vehicles is available and safe from thieves. The staff are well... More 

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Thank brytonbm
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

HI Byron, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so glad you enjoyed your time at Indaba. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Robyn More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Good food with a variety of excellent choices for any meal. The staff is friendly with lovely service. The restuarant has a great lovely atmosphere with free wifi. Many interesting books available to buy.

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Thank Farai C
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you Farai for your great review! We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards Robyn & Kimba More 

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of he best of all coffee houses,the ambiance ,the set up within the restaurant definitely makes you feel warm and welcome. This restaurant deserves more than 5 stars,with a good breakfast menu all the way to the lunch menu definitely I will be coming back again and again.To Kimba,you are doing a fantastic job with the place,well... More 

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Thank TTG233184
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Dear TTg233184 Thank you for this amazing review! We look forward to seeing you again and again! I will pass on your compliment to Kimba, his input and passion is a big part of the heart and soul in Indaba! Many thanks & kind regards Robyn. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This family cafe in Bulawayo has a relaxing atmosphere and free 30 mins WiFi. They also have great coffee!

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Thank Janet M
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

HI Janet, Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We are so happy that you had a relaxing time at Indaba and enjoyed the coffee & benefits of the wifi. We hope to see you again! Kind regards Robyn More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

What can I say, the atmosphere, beautiful cakes, friendly staff and the best coffee I have ever tasted! Sadly I am leaving Bulawayo so can't come back for quite some time. I want to live here lol

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Thank Jan H
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Jan, Thank you for your awesome review! Hopefully you wont be gone too soon, we look forward to serving you again - until then, we will keep the coffee brewing! With kind regards Robyn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Cuisine
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 17:00
Thursday
08:00 - 17:00
Friday
08:00 - 17:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 92 Josiah Tongogara Avenue | Corner 9th Avenue, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Bulawayo Province  >  Bulawayo
  • Phone Number: +263 9 670 68

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?