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Cafe, International, Healthy
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Reviewed January 11, 2024 via mobile

Fresh excellent food choice, CBD located, WiFi is available. You don't need to make an appointment please go through and get relieved.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed December 11, 2023 via mobile

This place is an oasis in a desert!. Had almost given up on Bulawayo but Indaba is great. Lovely staff, quality food and real coffee (which seems to be an issue in most places!).

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed October 5, 2023 via mobile

Quite convinient for breakfast and lunch especially when in transit. A variety of taste foods are prepared while you wait.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed November 5, 2022 via mobile

Excellent service, good food, great coffee. First of all, the staff was very friendly and good service. We came for the coffee, my cappuccino was surprisingly very tasty. We had breakfast and both dishes were very tasty. No complaints.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 26, 2022 via mobile

I have been to this Cafe several times during my stay in Bulawayo and each time was better than the last! They have a full coffee menu and very attentive staff. It's a fantastic place just to spend a few hours and unwind. Could not...recommend highly enough! - AndrewMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2022 via mobile

Great ambience, good location and great food definitely would go again, fast service as well, the brunch was definitely my favorite

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 6, 2022 via mobile

I can’t recommend this place enough. Everything about it was exceptional. The lady who was serving us was very attentive, professional and just AMAZING! The food was great and the chai latte was yummy in my tummy. There might not be Starbucks or Costa in...Bulawayo but this place matches the Starbucks and Costa coffee standard in England. The deco and atmosphere was everything. Loveeeee it!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 15, 2022 via mobile

I ate here twice, first for lunch and then the next morning for breakfast and got food for my bus. There are not many good dining options in Bulawayo so I was happy to find this place and it takes credit card. The owner is...so great, he even gave me a coffee to try! The staff is very friendly as well.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed April 6, 2022

The freshly baked bagels with bacon, poached egg & avocado served with wafer chips is a must have!!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Indababookcafe, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Thank you Taffee for you review, we are so thrilled you enjoyed your meal, with our in house baked bagel!!! We hope to see you again soon

Reviewed January 6, 2022 via mobile

The only cold brew coffee I have been able to find in Bulawayo #thumbsup. Great variety of fusion cafe food, especially the smashed avo and breakfast bowl. Prices are a little more expensive than competitors, however it is definitely worth it. Happily recommend and have...been back multiple times.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Indababookcafe, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2022

Thank you babaomari, for your honest review. We look forward to serving you again! Kind regards

Reviewed February 25, 2020 via mobile

I love the concept of the cafe. It has a great feel about it. I took my nieces for lunch, and they thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. The waiter was very attentive and the food was great. I will definitely go back.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Indababookcafe, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020

Hi Happiness, Thank you for taking the time to post a review, and that it was an enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the future

Reviewed November 15, 2019

We took a break here from walking around in Bulawayo and were amazed by this little gem - staff was exceptionally friendly and the food was great. There are comfortable sofas/ chairs to lounge on and immerse yourself in a book.

Date of visit: November 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2019

Hi Claudia, Thank you for taking the time to send us a review. We are really thrilled that you had a pleasant experience at Indaba. Kind regards Robyn

Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

We sought out this place as I knew it had free WiFi and we had some arrangements to make. Very comfortable surroundings, plenty of cold drinks and attentive and friendly service. I didn’t love my cheese and onion toastie, but food I saw others ordering...looked very good (the burgers especially).More

Date of visit: October 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2019

Dear E17_KJ Thank you for taking the time to review Indaba. We are glad you had a good experience with us. We hope you enjoy a burger or how about trying one the gourmet sandwiches (they can even come as wraps) next time you pass...More

Reviewed September 19, 2019 via mobile

Friendly staff, cozy atmosphere, free WiFi, healthy fresh food nice desserts and coffee, convenient location. Great place for lunch.

Date of visit: September 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2019

Hi Katy, Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to serving you again! Regards the Indaba Team

Reviewed September 13, 2019

Very disappointed in the quality of service here. Three waiters ignored us for the longest time (only two other tables had people) and we had to get up to ask for the menu. Ordered beef burgers and there was a huge black ant in the...lettuce. Apparently today's vegetables weren't washed because they came pre packed. God knows what else one might find in their food. Half hearted apology made it all worse.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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ROBYN B, Owner at Indaba Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2019

Thank you for the review, as messaged you privately we have fully investigated this matter. Kind regards

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Indaba Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5