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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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72 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friends and I always come to this little cafe after getting off the bus from Kampala or Mbale. It has a lovely, open atmosphere and big wooden tables, and has a great little boutique as well. Their iced lattes are wonderful and the juice is always fresh and delicious. I haven't tried the food but it looks great!

Thank Cate W
Bootle, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely cafe for a well deserved drink or snack to give you that energy boost. House coffee is French roasted and delicious; served in a cafetière. The Guacamole and home made tortilla is good but always end up with more tortillas than guacamole. The morning sunrise is a lovely mid morning or afternoon treat: banana cake with fresh fruit.... More 

Thank Berni H
Kampala, Uganda
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26 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Their meals are not so expensive and very good to eat, their coffee is one of the best i have had so far in my life

Thank SamuelSamsisma
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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87 reviews
23 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 25 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

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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, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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?