Top ChoiceInternational in Lusaka

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 munching on homemade bread and pastries, salads made with...

Top ChoiceInternational in Kitwe

Courtyard Cafe

A part of the boutique Mukwa Lodge, this attached restaurant is hands down Kitwe's best place to eat. Its menu is split between Portuguese and Indian, and both are authentic and exquisite. Its classy decor...

Top ChoiceGelato in Livingstone

Da Canton

While all the Italian food here is tasty and authentic, it's the homemade gelato that has locals raving. The Italian owner makes all 18 flavours, including all the classics and some original concoctions.

Top ChoiceAfrican in Livingstone

Cafe Zambezi

Head straight through to the courtyard, sunny by day and candlelit by night. Bursting with local flavour, the broad menu covers local favourites of goat meat, smoky crocodile tail and mopane (woodland)...

Top ChoiceItalian in Livingstone

Olga's Italian Corner

Olga’s does authentic wood-fired thin-crust pizzas, as well as delicious homemade pasta classics all served under a large thatched roof. Great options for vegetarians include the lasagne with its crispy blackened...

Top ChoiceCafe in Lusaka


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 yourself for a few hours. The sophisticated kitchen turns...

International in Eastern Zambia

Luangwa Bridge Camp

A great place to break up the drive between Lusaka and Chipata, Luangwa Bridge Camp offers a good menu and drinks list, and scenic spot overlooking the river. It does filtered Zambian coffee, cold drinks,...

Cafe in Livingstone


ZigZag does drool-inducing homemade muffins, excellent Zambian coffee and smoothies using fresh fruit from the garden. Its changing menu of comfort food is all made from scratch, and you can expect anything from...

International in Lusaka

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 or industrial chic interior to enjoy its seasonal menu...

Indian in Livingstone

Golden Leaf

As soon as those aromas hit you upon arrival you'll realise Golden Leaf is the real deal when it comes to authentic Indian food. It's a good option for vegetarians with a lot of choices including house-made...

African in Livingstone

Zam Mex

Set up by a Spanish NGO, this no-frills restaurant/bar caters to locals and tourists alike. Unfortunately though the food isn't a fusion of Zambian and Mexican cuisine (no goat-and-collared-greens tacos, sorry),...

Steak in Lusaka

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 polo field. Its 'grill board' is a good option allowing a...

Italian in Lusaka

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 ragu), home-baked panini, and imported Italian cheeses and...

Indian in Lusaka

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 for vegetarians. There’s a small bar-terrace area, with a...

International in Lusaka

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 open sandwiches, haloumi toasted sandwiches or prawn...

Cafe in Lusaka

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 gourmet sandwiches on home-baked breads. They also have a...

Cafe in Livingstone

Kubu Cafe

A smart, Western-style cafe located in the shopping strip along the main road, this place is popular for excellent breakfasts, real Zambian coffee and fresh juices to enjoy with the daily paper or free wi-fi.

Indian in Choma

New Choma Hotel

Easily the best place for a meal in town, this Indian restaurant is set within an open-air thatched structure in an attractive garden at the rear of the hotel. There's a good selection of vegetarian fare,...

African in Livingstone

Culture Cafe

Culture Cafe is a wonderful spot to sample traditional Zambian food. It's a basic, yet colourful little eatery, where you can take your pick from charcoal barbecue Zambezi bream, chicken and peanut sauce, or...

Steak in Lusaka


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 steaks in Lusaka. While it does serve gargantuan portions...