International in Maun


This homey place offers a choice of wonderfully earthy meals, including homemade bread, baked potatoes, soups and sandwiches. It’s ideal for vegetarians and anyone sick of greasy sausages and soggy chips. We’re just…
Top Choice African in Gaborone

Courtyard Restaurant

In the garden area out the back of Botswanacraft, this tranquil spot serves up imaginative African cooking (including impala stew and guinea fowl pot) with other local staples making a rare appearance. It also serve…
Cafe in Gaborone

Cafe Dijo

Next door to Kalahari Quilts in the Kgale View Shopping Mall, this classy but casual place is one of our favourite haunts in Gabs. The lunch specials include pepper steak pie, chicken tandoori wraps and light Thai-i…
Top Choice Cafe in Francistown

Thorn Tree

An oasis of sophistication at the northern end of Francistown, Thorn Tree (no relation to Lonely Planet’s famous online bulletin board) does burgers, salads, jacket potatoes, fresh fish and great coffee; the outdoor…
Top Choice International in Kasane & Around

Old House

This open-air bar-restaurant close to the riverbank is every bit as good as the guesthouse it inhabits. The menu contains all the usual suspects such as burgers, toasted sandwiches, salads, steaks and pizzas, with f…
International in Gaborone

Bull & Bush Pub

This long-standing Gaborone institution is deservedly popular with expats, tourists and locals alike. Though there’s something on the menu for everyone, the Bull & Bush is renowned for its thick steaks and cold …
Cafe in Gaborone

Equatorial Café

The best espressos in town are served here, along with fruit smoothies, falafel and gourmet sandwiches. It even has real bagels!
Bakery in Kasane & Around

Hot Bread Shop

If you’re arriving from the bush and craving freshly baked bread, look no further than this fine place up behind the Shell petrol station. It also does a few cakes and pastries.
French in Maun

French Connection

Close to the airport but on a quieter backstreet, this fine little place serves up salads, baguettes and other light meals in a shady garden setting. The roast beef sandwich is perfectly executed.
International in Maun

Sports Bar & Restaurant

Bucking the trend by only opening for dinner, Sports Bar does the usual pasta and pizza suspects with occasional curries and some excellent Botswana-bred steaks. When the kitchen closes, the place morphs into an exp…