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Watamu Road - Timboni | Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
+254 724 812422
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
1 Apr 2018
“local cafe wirh great food”
24 Dec 2017
“Took time, worth the wait ”
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7:00 AM - 10:30 PM Hours
African, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Watamu Road - Timboni | Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

we had great food, cold beer and great tea. The freshest fruit juice was definately a highlight. The owner is so friendly and helpful... can't wait to go back.

Thank nicola s
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

We were informed that the food would take a while, we chose to wait and enjoyed friendly service and wonderful food. Recommend it to everyone

Thank mumbi c
Reviewed 30 November 2017

We walked to the Swahili cafe from our beach resort. It was very refreshing from the resort area culture. This is true culture and food, and authentic to the area. We enjoyed the people, the food and the atmosphere. Price is considerably better then the...More

1  Thank turnbulls2017
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Food was served in 10mins!!! We were on our backpacking trip and heading to another trip hence the quick service was highly appreciated. You all have to try it.

1  Thank jackykowa
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the feel of the place. The chef was also kind enough to accomodate our special orders. They even had options for a vegan in our party. Be ready to brave the plastic everywhere. The decor is in dite need of an...More

1  Thank Abby254
Reviewed 22 May 2016

The staff took forever to even notice we were there. They didn't have any of the food we wanted to order, and when our food was brought out it was not even correct. The fish stew was bland, and the chapatis were much too oily....More

Thank waverider681
kivuli, Proprietario at SWAHILI cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

we apologize for the inconvenience we have caused you probably due to the negligence of the staff or not understanding the language. Since this is a low season it is sometimes hard to find everything stated in the menu. To eat we are disappointed that...More

Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

The pan cake cook is so good at his job. And this waiter called Vincent, I like him because served locals equally he served foreigners.

Thank Fridah N
Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

I liked the swahili dishes...not forgetting the swahili tea....It was quite a good experience ..my elder sister who had come to watamu for honeymoon with her hubby liked the place too. .

1  Thank Timothy M
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Did not have much of the food they had on the menu. It's a local place and it suits it's standards. Could sample.

1  Thank Pamgary
Reviewed 9 April 2015

Just did visit this restaurant because we did'nt find another place with swahili food. We were visiting the coast and wanted local food, and we got it.

1  Thank bjois
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
7:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Watamu Road - Timboni | Watamu, Watamu 80202, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Watamu
  • Phone Number: +254 724 812422
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