Top ChoiceTex-Mex in Kibale Forest National Park


This brilliant and highly unexpected roadside find is likely to elicit squeals of glee from even the most seasoned Africa hands. An American doctoral student studying the chimps in the park trained locals in the...

Top ChoiceAfrican in Fort Portal


Quite friendly and popular, this busy corner restaurant has a quality menu of foreign and local dishes including burgers, curries, pizza and African fare such as firinda (mashed skinless beans) and lots of...

Cafe in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Omwani Training Cafe

When you tire of all-inclusive lodge meals, come to this adorable cafe with tables in the backyard and chickens running loose. Service is slow but the end product is good – enormous rolex (eggs wrapped in...

International in Fort Portal


Coveted by travellers, this elegant cafe has a creative menu featuring crocodile burgers, Flemish beef stew with Guinness and mash, and a selection of 46 excellent wood-fired pizzas, including a superb calzone....

Danish in Masaka

Café Frikadellen

An expat fave, this Danish-owned eatery is best known for its Friday night all-you-can-eat barbecue (USh40,000) with many side salads, but also serves quality à la carte dishes from Greek to Danish, including a...

Cafe in Kabale

Kwanzi Cafe

This 2nd-storey open-air cafe with comfortable divans provides respite from dusty Kabale. A curbside blackboard announces the daily specials, though your meal still might take over an hour to assemble. Mains such...

Cafe in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Bar

A colourful haven on the main drag, this cute cafe serves organic espresso drinks with brownies and banana cake. For something more substantial, try a rolex (eggs wrapped in a chapatti), they're served gourmet...

Cafe in Masaka

Plot 99

This chilled out Belgian-Dutch–owned coffeehouse serves everything from Belgian fries with mayo to thin-crust pizzas and Greek salads. It has great coffee too, and proceeds go to a locally based charity, U Go...

Cafe in Masaka

Grass Roots Cafe

This cute little deli offers all-day breakfast, Turkish coffee and healthy wraps featuring hummus, spinach and avocado or falafel. Don't skip the fresh juice, with refreshing combos such as pineapple, cucumber...

Bakery in Fort Portal

Sweet Aromas Bakery

Offering tasty baked goods, teas and fresh coffee, this tiny bakery and cafe can satisfy your sweet tooth. It's popular with expats.

Cafe in Kasese

Cafe Olimaco

Sometimes with wi-fi, this cute cafe with patio seating offers satisfactory light meals, snacks and espresso drinks.

International in Queen Elizabeth National Park

Tembo Canteen

A wonderful safari-style canteen, Tembo buzzes with campers, UWA staff, guides and drivers, all here for cheap, tasty food and cold beer. Head outdoors to its tables with epic lake views.

Cafe in Kabale

Cafe Barista

This friendly cafe on Kabale's main drag serves up pizzas, burgers and curries to hungry travellers. It also has decent coffee and pastries.

Cafe in Kisoro

Coffee Pot Café

A smart German-owned cafe with decent coffee, burgers, BLTs and meatball dishes. It sells secondhand books and quality crafts next door.

International in Lake Mburo National Park

Lakeside Restaurant

Serving typical Ugandan fare and more, scenic Lakeside Restaurant is good if you can spare a long time to wait for your food.

International in Kabale

Little Ritz

Located above the popular Hot Loaf Bakery, this rather dark and characterless place nevertheless offers an eclectic menu of Western, Indian, Chinese and African dishes that can be enjoyed outside on the balcony...