For a taste of rural Swazi life, a good contact is local, French-speaking Myxo Mdluli , based near Manzini.
In Mbabane, try Jazz Friends, a cool, popular local hang-out with African music.
A small and relaxed coffee shop serving reasonable coffee and snacks, and located in the middle of the Mall.
Lonely Planet review
This French-owned place offers a smart and elegant setting under a covered terrace, and serves a good range of seafood and meat dishes. Specialities include duck à l ’ orange, and for dessert, rich chocolate cake (the owner’s mother’s recipe).