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The Source Cafe

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20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
08:00 - 19:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for an official trip had a good crowd of customer.. nice capuchino over here never to miss capuchino if u get a chance to pass by...

Thank Cynthiachynn
Entebbe, Uganda
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

A great place, though we didn't try the food. But the coffee was great, and it has a lovely library, an internet cafe, and great gift shop. The whole atmosphere there was warm and welcoming. I even thought that Jinja wouldn't be such a bad place to live with a place like this nearby!

Thank gilatoo
Joshua Tree, California
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86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

Source cafe has great food and resonable prices. They have WiFi (at 1,000sh for 24 hrs), a gift store and even a library. Great place to chill.

Thank Mat2818
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great coffee shop that has a lot of charm speaking of days gone by, with both a library and church out the back of the shop by the toilets. It also has souvenirs on sale, great coffee and good menu of food. All you can need! Highly recommend.

Thank Rachel B
Paradise Valley, Arizona
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

You owe it to yourself to visit The Source while you're in Jinja. This place knows how to feed travelers. The food is safe. The people are good, very good!

Thank EasyTravel365
Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Source Cafe is located in the middle of town making it very accessible, it has quite a view and has very good services. i loved the menu

Thank Shoe B
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The staff is really nice, food is average but nothing special (still good-priced). You have to pay extra for Wifi, but it's only 1k UGX.

Thank Lisa N
Oceanside, CA
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

After doing some shopping, we enjoyed African Tea (yum), coffees and pastries in this clean and quaint little place.

Thank barb099
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Amidst many street vendors this clean and bright Cafe is a welcome sight on Main Street. The ornately carved doors beckon you to come in and have a cup of coffee. Or in my case as a non-coffee drinker, a refreshing smoothie. I had the privilege of eating here twice on my short stay in Jinja. The first time I... More 

Thank Danielle C
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The plate sizes were huge, the food and coffee were delicious. The waiter was friendly & full of humour. We loved the gift shop.

Thank Sally S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
08:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 43 4120911
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?