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Top Choice Italian in Mzuzu

Macondo Camp

This Italian restaurant offers treats such as homemade pasta made daily, Parmesan flown from Italy and monthly live music on the stoep. Dishes include pizza, steaks, spring rolls and the ever-popular ravioli with bl…
Coffee in Mzuzu

Mzuzu Coffee Den

This cafe with two-tone furniture is the local hangout of choice – use the wi-fi and enjoy a cafetière or cappuccino of the strong 'n' sweet local coffee. Dishes such as burgers, chambo and sweet-and-sour chicken ar…
Asian in Mzuzu

Joy's Place

This restaurant attached to the hostel of the same name serves noodle and kimchi dishes, as well as Western choices such as chicken burger and steak and chips. The dinky bar and prayer-flag decor make it one of Mzuz…
Bar in Mzuzu

Jacaranda

Attached to the Mimosa Court Hotel, this is a great spot with a sunny terrace for meeting the locals over a cold beer (MK950). Hip-hop videos boom from the TV, and it does snacks (MK600) such as pizza slices and pie…
Indian in Mzuzu

A1 Restaurant

Indigo- and red-walled A1 has sport on the TV above the bar, and a menu featuring North Indian and Malawian cuisine. It offers classic dishes like tikka masala and rogan josh; the butter chicken is tasty.
Malawian in Mzuzu

Soul Kitchen

Watch Mzuzu go by on Soul Kitchen's shaded stoep with a barbecue smoking away at one end and a view of the city's only traffic light. Barbecued chicken, chambo, omelette and T-bone steak are on the menu.
Museum in Mzuzu

Mzuzu Museum

The city museum has displays on the people and the land of northern Malawi. Exhibits include traditional hunting implements, musical instruments, and photos of a paramount chief's coronation ceremony. If you’re head…
Fast Food in Mzuzu

Midlands Fast Foods

Grab a chicken-tikka pizza to go from Parvez and the guys in this snack bar at the foot of the Karonga road. Indian food, burgers and chambo are also on the menu.
Market in Mzuzu

Hardware Market

If you need to repair your vehicle, the many shopkeepers at this well-stocked Hardware Market can sell you all manner of parts and recommend mechanics.
Supermarket in Mzuzu

Shoprite

Self-caterers can stock up at this supermarket.