Must see restaurants in Lusaka

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    Sugarbush Cafe

    This picture-postcard idyllic cafe is worth every kwacha of the journey it takes to get here. Chill out for an afternoon at one of the picnic tables…

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    Boasting the best barista in Lusaka (the winner of an international competition) as well as an enviable garden setting, the Deli is a good place to plant…

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    Latitude 15 Degrees

    Lusaka's trendiest restaurant is a part of this designer-boutique hotel art-gallery, Latitude 15. Grab a seat on its outdoor terrace overlooking the lawn…

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    The Horse Shoe

    One of Lusaka's best restaurants, this tasteful steakhouse is set in a large, open-air space under an enormous thatch roof overlooking a huge, well-kept…

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    Casa Portico

    Italian owned and operated, this garden restaurant offers as authentic cuisine as you'll get outside Italy. There's homemade pastas (go the tagliatelle…

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    Oriental Garden Restaurant

    Forget the name, this Indian restaurant is authentic as they come. There's a good choice of tandoori and North Indian creamy curries, and paneer dishes…

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    Mint Lounge

    A popular cafe with a small, stylish dining room and pleasant outdoor seating. There's an impressive selection of Western-style creations such as pastrami…

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    Zambean Coffee

    Run by a couple of friendly Zimbabwean expats, this lovely little garden cafe is a great spot to grab a well-made Zambian coffee, a quality breakfast and…

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    Housed in the colonial-era Lusaka Club with decor that probably hasn't been touched since the '60s, this wood-panelled favourite serves some of the best…

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    Pantry Food Shoppe

    This artisan deli is worth a stop for its range of gourmet biltong, baked breads, pastries and preserves made by local producers in the area. You can grab…

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    It can take a while to get used to fine dining Zambian-style – in a shopping centre with a nice view of the parking lot. But don’t let that bother you, as…

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    Chang Thai

    With its all-Thai chef team, this popular restaurant does an extensive menu of authentic, aromatic Thai salads, curries and stir-fries. The crispy 'angry…

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    Il Portico

    The new location for this successful Italian-owned pizzeria is a little bit out of town, but worth it for one of the city's best thin-crust wood-fire…

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    Lusaka Garden Club

    A lovely little garden oasis within the Showgrounds that's a nice to spot to relax with a filter coffee, an Aussie lamington, sandwich, or heartier meat…

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    Around the back of Foxdale Court shopping centre, this small outlet makes delicious homemade gelato using fresh ingredients, with 26 flavours to choose…

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    One of the better Chinese restaurants in Lusaka, bizarrely situated at the back of a warehouse at the Showgrounds. Despite this, there's a nice ambience…

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    Town Centre Market

    The various food stalls in the market are a good option for local meals.