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Via Via Cafe - Arusha

Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
+255 767 562 651
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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African, Bar, International
$$ - $$$
Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would come here weekly on Tuesdays for movie nights, drinks and decent pizza. Setting all outdoors so prepare for mosquitoes appropriately, especially after dark.

Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Then you find it and it is a nice place to hang out. I can guess evenings are fun but also a calm afternoon on the shadows and around woods are nice.

Thank ballesterer13
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Very friendly owner, nice brunch options, good barbeque (but a bit expensive), great location in a very quiet area

Thank Sima K
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Via via is best place to jump music every Thursday also our clients if they want music we send them there so via via is enjoyable place in arusha

Thank Masengotasafaris
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Some years before I went to a Via Via in Kathmandu and in Buenos Aires (and offcourse in Belgium). We arrived in the late afternoon but there was no atmosphere. And.. no belgium beer.. so a bit a downer for me and my two international...More

Thank Ludwig S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The cafe is located next to the museum, 10 min walk from the clock tower. The location is beautiful. We had quick snacks one evening. The chips mayai we had was so unique and we instantly loved it. The juices are freshly made and reasonably...More

Thank Bharatheeraj
Reviewed 27 May 2017

the place is a bit run down and in need of some serious upkeep. there was quite a chatter going on late in the evening with a potpourri of mixed folks, i kinda liked it, the staff was courteous.

Thank sathr21
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I'm sure at night the place is hopping, but during the early afternoon, the decrepit doors and ripped upholstry, along with a very large underemployed/bored staff give the place a seedy feel. The location is great, looks like a great performance venue but, clean it...More

1  Thank CM J
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Via via is a nice place in Arusha where you can have a relaxed drink in between a green and cosy area. The food is good, the stuff very friendly. Furthermore there are a lot of offers as weekly cinema, cooking or painting classes or...More

1  Thank Si90na
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Quite popular with local expatriates. Funky, cool outdoor environment by the regional museum which is also definitely worth a trip. Traditional dancing on many weekends.

1  Thank Jerry G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boma road, Arusha, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Arusha Region  >  Arusha
  • Phone Number: +255 767 562 651
  • E-mail
A lively cultural cafe in the centre of Arusha, Tanzania. Beautifully situated in the Garden of the National Natural History Museum. Via Via is among the 16 Via Via Cafes worldwide. Locally embedded and involved in local daily life, they give an extra dimension to your discovery of the country, the culture and the people. Food, drinks, music, art, culture events, trips and tours, cultural and social projects, all bring people and cultures together in an open-minded spirit. Via Via inspires to travel, to discover and to broaden your horizon. Our tropical garden, bar and restaurant are wonderful places to have a rest, meet people, enjoy a lovely breakfast, lunch or dinner and have a refreshing drink in a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere.
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