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The Source Cafe

20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
+256 43 4120911
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guacamole” (7 reviews)
“iced latte” (4 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 AM - 7:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

We ordered a take-away lunch one morning, as we were heading out to the countryside to do some site visits and wouldn't be back in town until night. They were easily able to accommodate our takeaway order, although they didn't have any plastic silverware. Luckily,...More

Thank uclatraveler9
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Great hamburgers, cold soft drinks, sidewalk seating. In the center of many good gift shops. A regular stop when traveling in eastern Uganda

Thank 61georgiaboy
Reviewed 23 April 2015

we have been to Jinja 3times in the last year and half, everytime we visit we make a few spots to the Source Café, Nice food, little slow and ONCE I got a pathetic amount of chips. slightly pricey but its SAFE FOOD. Veg wrap...More

Thank Britishtraveller2
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

Regardless if it has westerners (where else are they going to go) it has just as many Ugandans-- great coffee strong wifi et lots of newspapers et publications up to date to read!!

Thank 640Scoutee
Reviewed 16 April 2015

The place is crawling with westerners and prices are jacked-up accordingly. Simple foods like fried eggs and samosas are poor value. The advertised free wifi is actually only free for 30 minutes and is extremely slow, if you're lucky enough for it to work at...More

Thank BenBrasnett
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Most people in this restaurant are white-skinned and not from Africa, if that tells you anything. This means that if you are white-skinned and not from Africa, the food will likely suit your tastebuds. On the other hand, it won't be as authentic of a...More

Thank Austin F
Reviewed 13 April 2015

It was a cool, fun place and very relaxing! Visited a few times and it was a very comfortable atmosphere and the food was enjoyable. coffee was excellent although service was slow! Good place to grab some drinks and good and just relax. I would...More

Thank TheMarque
Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

My friends and I visited on a weekend whilst on a break from our volunteering duties. We were delighted that they served breakfast food until almost 12pm. The Hungry hippo breakfast was what we ordered along with iced lattes and the only real disappointment was...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed 8 March 2015

Great little cafe with a lovely outside sitting area. Milkshakes are great, and the iced coffee is wonderful!

Thank EmilyC234
Reviewed 27 February 2015

the best coffee I've had in Uganda. Good relaxed vibe, and a fairly reasonable craft shop. Toilet not wonderful, but possibly one of your better choices in this neck of the woods. Would happy linger at the street side tables for a while

Thank Pennie H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$4
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Main Street, Jinja 00000, Uganda
  • Location: Africa  >  Uganda  >  Eastern Region  >  Jinja
  • Phone Number: +256 43 4120911
  • E-mail
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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