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The Source Cafe

20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good45%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“iced lattes” (2 reviews)
8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This is a lively location to sit and watch the world go by, but you will get a little bored of that as you wait over an hour to get your food. The food, when it did come was very salty. The shakes and the...More

Thank Nomolos
Reviewed 30 November 2017

In the busy main street this very pleasant little cafe is very popular with tourist, very nice owners and great reasonably priced good. Best toasted cheese sandwich I have ever eaten..honestly it was yummie ! Good wifi.

Thank AlisonCarter
Reviewed 5 November 2017

I just had a short morning meeting at the Source cafe. For me the first time being there. I just ordered coffee and was served instantly. I also loved that the mug was really full - just like I do it at home. The athmosphere...More

Thank Georg S
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

We went with a group of friends one week and the service and food was AMAZING. They accommodated 9 of us in the outside seating area and were extremely welcoming—they revamped their breakfast menu that includes: Nutella waffles, chicken & waffles, biscuits with country gravy,...More

Thank Zachary D
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Aimed 100% at the tourist market you won't get much local atmosphere in here. That said, if you want a break from the bustle on the street for a light bite, WiFi, and clean washrooms, Source Café ticks the boxes. Probably the best selection of...More

Thank M2UNGU
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

I love everything about The Source Cafe! The food, the beverages, the people, the decor....it's a regular stop, every time I am in Jinja.

Thank Rhonda R
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We did not eat here, but did do some shopping. They have a great assortment of items for sale. It was fun to browse and choose gifts for family back home.

Thank A1804JIsharons
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely spot and decent food. The coffee was good and the milkshake AMAZING. Don't go if you are pushed for time as things happen slowly and it's such a great spot for people watching; relax and enjoy

Thank gwenniemay58
Reviewed 9 June 2017

The Source Cafe is a popular local spot for westerners and Ugandans alike. I had my first African Tea there. Three sips and I was hooked on it. Hands down, it was the best African Tea in Jinja. Later during the week, I ate lunch...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I am addicted to the juices and smoothies. Friendly staff and clean space. The back garden is perfect ig you need some peace from Main St. Internet is pretty ok and at least more than ok to send emails.

Thank VitaMSC
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 43 4120911
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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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