Top ChoiceCafe in Mbeya

Maua Café & Tours

A brick homestead turned cafe serving big breakfasts, including granola and fresh coffee (Tsh10,000); wraps, burgers and toasties for lunch (from Tsh5000); and pizza, fish and salads for dinner. Sit outside by...

Top ChoiceCafe in Iringa

Neema Crafts Centre Cafe

Located upstairs at Neema Crafts, this cafe is justifiably popular, with local coffees and teas, homemade cookies, excellent cinnamon buns, cakes, soups, and a selection of sandwiches and light meals. The...

Top ChoiceEuropean in Mbeya

Utengule Coffee Lodge

If you have your own transport, this spot, 20km west of Mbeya, is the place to go for fine dining, with both a daily set menu and à la carte, and a bar. Speciality coffees (including to take home) are a feature....

Top ChoiceCafe in Mbeya

Ridge Cafe

If you're missing Western culture, stop by this sleek place, stylishly hung with local fabrics, for smoothies, fresh juices, locally sourced gourmet coffees, great baking and other delicacies. It also sells a few...

Top ChoiceTanzanian in Iringa

Hasty Tasty Too

This long-standing Iringa classic has good breakfasts, yoghurt, samosas, shakes and reasonably priced main dishes, including a divine chickpea curry. It's popular with local and expat clientele. You can get...

Top ChoiceItalian in Iringa

Mama Iringa Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant

Delicious Italian food – pizzas, gnocchi, lasagne and more, plus salads – are served in the quiet courtyard of a former convent. It's about 3km from the town centre (Tsh5000 in a taxi). Take Mkwawa Rd to the...

Indian in Morogoro

Red Chilli Restaurant

This long-standing place features functional decor but great grub. The menu has a large selection of Indian dishes, plus Chinese options and grilled chicken or fish and chips.

Chinese in Morogoro


Green grounds, a small children’s play area, sports TV, pizzas on weekends and huge portions make this a popular choice. The rest of the menu covers Chinese dishes, seafood and beef, with some vegetarian choices;...

Activity in Morogoro

Salon at Acropol

The Acropol has tasty soups, sandwiches, fish and meat platters, some vegetarian options, all-day breakfasts featuring steak, eggs and chips, and good local coffee. Sit on the covered porch or in the darkly...

Cafe in Morogoro

Ricky's Café

A great, simple lunchtime option in the heart of town opposite the Rwegasore Rd turn-off. It dishes up salads, soup, fried chicken, fish curry, cakes and shakes, which you can enjoy at red-painted tables on the...

International in Iringa

Boma Café

The Boma museum cafe makes a great daytime spot for a speciality coffee, and it serves filling European mains and snacks: pizza, quiches, meatballs and chilli con carne.

International in Songea

Heritage Cottage

This hotel restaurant has slow service, but provides tasty continental and Indian cuisine and a pleasant covered open-air dining area.

Indian in Iringa

Sai Villa

A popular spot, especially in the evenings, with a large menu featuring Indian and continental cuisine. Follow Kawawa Rd past the Lutheran Hostel for about 500m to Mama Siyovelwa pub. Continue past the pub for...

Indian in Mbeya

Mbeya Hotel

This popular hotel restaurant has a large menu featuring good Indian cuisine, including vegetarian selections and naan bread, plus Chinese and continental fare. Non-Indian meals tend to be on the heavy side (lots...

Tanzanian in Songea

Krista Park Fast Food

Snacks and local-style meals, plus a small bakery. From the market, go uphill for about 400m, take the second right (there's a sign for the Lutheran church). After about 200m go right again; Krista Park is on...

Tanzanian in Tukuyu

Kivanga Lounge

Look out for this pinky-orange building with an open-air counter. It serves tasty and filling lunches: beef, chicken or fish with ugali or pilau rice and greens. Nothing fancy, but it's satisfying.

Tanzanian in Mbeya

Sombrero Restaurant

This hotel restaurant serves a small selection of local-style dishes. It's nothing special, but the food is decent, service is efficient and it offers a quiet place to sit in the town centre.

Supermarket in Njombe

Duka la Maziwa

Fresh milk, yoghurt and delicious Italian cheeses. It’s just off the main road; turn in by the TFA building and go down about two blocks. The shop is to the left.

Supermarket in Iringa

Ng'owo Supermarket

This small but well-stocked supermarket is a good bet for self-caterers. It's near the southeastern corner of the market.

African in Makambako


This busy local eatery is as good a spot as any to get a meal in Makambako. It's just south of the main highway.