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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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 

Victoria Falls
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Had breakfast in this Book cafe. It offers a decent menu variety with signature pies which are either sold within the restaurant ( marginally pricey; that takes care of the complimentary WIFI) or at the take-away. Its a popular place with mature folk and the service is pleasant without being intrusive. Food was scrumptious and the freshly brewed coffee steaming... More 

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Thank Gee66
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Gee, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are so happy that you had a pleasant experience at Indaba! We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Robyn More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I go to the Indaba Book Cafe everytime i go home to Bulawayo. They have good food and daily specials that are usually very good. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and the cosy library with second-hand books on sale is the highlight of the establishment. The service can sometimes be slow, and the baked goods aren't always made that day... More 

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

Dear Mamguni, Thank you for taking the time to review Indaba. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Robyn More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Now I had heard about this place. It's a cafe and a book shop...of course I had heard about about it. I'm a book nerd. But for all I had heard, it was grossly understated. The first few times I went there. It was closed, I had missed their opening times. I was heart broken. And the first time I... More 

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

Hi Nokkiz Thank you for taking the time to write this awesome review! We are thrilled you were looked after and had such a wonderful experience at Indaba! We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit! Many thanks Kimba and Robyn More 

Cali, Colombia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

Given its high rating by other TA users I was disappointed. Breakfast. Slow service (they weren't busy) and stale muffins. I'd give it a second chance though - there is not a lot to choose from in the city centre. Some nice places in the suburbs.

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

HI Jim Thank you for your review. All feedback is greatly appreciated, however I am surprised that you say the muffins were stale, as our muffins are baked fresh daily. However, you have kindly suggested that you will be giving us a second chance, should you the service or food not be up to your standard, kindly advise myself or... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This is a place that my husband and I have visited every time over years. Their food is good and they have lovely fresh salad. It's a pleasure to find such a relaxing cafe. Keep up the good work

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

Dear Theresia Thank you for your review and encouragement! We are so delighted that you have chosen to come to Indaba over the years with your husband, and we hope to see more of you both in the future! Many thanks and kind regards Robyn More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

I always visit Indaba whenever I am in Bulawayo and it never disappoints. The food is great as is the atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and it is a great place to sit and relax. There is also free wifi and the do a great latte! Highly recommend a visit here to anyone visiting Bulawayo.

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Thank Vichunter77
ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Book Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Vichunter77, Thank you for this review, (we love it a latte :) )! We look forward to seeing you again for more Lattes! 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, European, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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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