Southern Highlands restaurants

Top Choice Cafe 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 the h…
Top Choice Cafe 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 noticeboar…
Top Choice European 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. It …
Top Choice Cafe 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 cr…
Top Choice Tanzanian 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 toasted …
Top Choice Italian 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 Danish …
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; al…
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 atmosphe…
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 palm…