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The Rainforest Cafe

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$$ - $$$
Cafe, International, European, Contemporary, Healthy
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Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
+263 13 45003
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

One of the best coffees at Victoria Falls and love the way it is served....coffee, glass of water and a shot of Amarillo delivered on a wooden tray! All for the price of a white coffee.

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Thank LylaRob
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Fantastic, many thanks, Kent More 

Level Contributor
29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

The location is extremely convenient, right inside the rainforest entrance leading up to the falls. Our food was good. The service was however very slow, and the place isn't the best value for money.

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Thank Drew_C_L
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

ok, many thanks Kent. More 

Barbados
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

After a long hot tour of the Falls, this was the perfect end to a great tour! The smoothies are amazing and very refreshing and we weren't disappointed by their portions. It was so great that we tried their other location - which we didn't know at the time until seeing the menu (Shearwater Cafe) and ordered the very same... More 

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Thank Bernadette C
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Fantastic, many thanks, Kent. More 

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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Awesome place to eat and cool down after a visit to the falls. We where 6 people and we all had different dishes which where all good and reasonable priced.

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Thank James W
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Great review, many thanks, Kent. More 

Hastings, United Kingdom
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381 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We only stopped here for a quick cup of delicious coffee and we wasn't disappointed. Various types were available and we hadn't appreciated that Zimbabwe was quite well known for its roasted coffee so we had a local brewed variety. Food and other beverages were on the menu but as we were just passing and had a dinner cruise already... More 

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Thank peppermint
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Most kind, many thanks, Kent. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We had croc wraps and some shakes. Beautiful esp after the long walk at the falls. A good taste of local culture and cuisine.

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Thank zarabree
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Great review, many hanks, Kent More 

Sydney, Australia
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714 reviews
439 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Stopped in after the falls walk for a Iced Coffee (refreshing). Open sides but with the fans and breeze quite comfortable. Friendly service and access to WiFi.

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Thank Kwan_Nyom
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Appreciate the review - many thanks. Kent More 

Morrison, Colorado
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

My tour group had lunch here before walking the falls trail. The food was good and the occasional mist spray helped to cool us down on a very hot day.

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Thank Linda L
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Its a great spot to stop and cool down, many thanks, Kent More 

Johannesburg
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

A simple cafe, serving quite complex food. The toasted sandwiches are good, and there is free wi-fi. Service was a bit slow, but there was a party of twenty just before us. Prices are around $8 for a sandwich, and $2 for a Coke. Careful with the chilli sauce - it is HOT :)

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Thank IanDuncan
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Appreciate the review, many thanks, Kent. More 

Redcliffe, Queensland, Australia
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We ate a nice lunch. Was a little overpriced compared to what you would pay elsewhere in Zimbabwe but it was lovely and no other restaraunts are inside the national park. We would go back. Lovely seeing warthog running around everywhere. You can't see the falls from here it is about 5 or 10 min walk.

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Thank Sandy H
ShearwaterVicFalls, Owner at The Rainforest Cafe, responded to this review

Most gracious, many thanks, Kent. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
Cafe, International, European, Contemporary, Healthy
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 18:00
Monday
09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 18:00
Thursday
09:00 - 18:00
Friday
09:00 - 18:00
Saturday
09:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls VIC, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Matabeleland North Province  >  Victoria Falls
  • Phone Number: +263 13 45003
Description
The perfect stop after a long, yet awe inspiring walk through the World Heritage Site.The Rainforest Cafe situated at the heart of the Victoria Falls Rainforest, offers sumptuous food, cool shade among the lush vegetation of this unique eco-system and a chance to relax before continuing onto your next adventure.Whether enjoying a delicious meal and much needed cold drink or simply sampling the divine coffee and heavenly homemade cakes, the powerful roar of this most majestic of waterfalls in the background enhances the ambiance of a tasty meal in a wonderful setting.Adjacent to the Cafe is the Interpretive Centre with information boards containing facts on the mighty Victoria Falls. There is also a lovely shop where visitors can purchase small gifts to remember their remarkable experience to the Victoria Falls.Groups are welcome and can book in advance. Those clients who merely wish to visit the restaurant or shop without proceeding to view the Falls will not be charged park fees.

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