Harare coffee shops: Independent outdoor havens

(Last updated June 2016)

harare coffee shops in Harare Zimbabwe AfricaA fun way to get to know a city is to spend a couple of hours in a local coffee shop, watching people come and go. To me, more Harare coffee shops should be on the tourism radar: they’re independent, open-air jewels in the city’s landscape, very different to their overseas counterparts, which can feel generic, dark and overcrowded.

Listen to ladies-who-lunch discuss their children’s rugby games, or eavesdrop on entrepreneurs pitching their latest ideas to investors. Be adventurous – try a freshly squeezed smoothie with Zimbabwean fruits in it (to make you feel virtuous) accompanied by a slice of home-baked chocolate cake (just because it tastes good).

Here are some of my favourite coffee shops around Harare. I’ve added hyperlinks to the business websites so that you can see their maps and opening hours.

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My favourite Harare coffee shops and cafes

  1. The Plot Cafe | Carrick Creagh Rd, Quinnington
  2. The Cottage Cafe | Coltman Rd, Mt Pleasant
  3. Vanilla Moon | Seagrave Rd, Mt Pleasant
  4. Pistachio’s | Borrowdale Village
  5. Bottom Drawer | Belgravia
  6. Antique Rose | Emerald Hill
  7. Deli-cious | Borrowdale Village
  8. Chisi Walk | Chisipite
  9. Bell’s Coffee Shop | Willowmead, Rolf Valley
  10. 40 Cork Road Cafe | Avondale
  11. Queen of Hearts | Enterprise Rd, Newlands
  12. Vali’s Bakery | Kensington Shopping Centre
  13. Gaby’s | Travel Plaza, City Centre
  14. The Shop Cafe @ Amanzi | Enterprise Rd, Newlands
  15. Theo’s House of Coffees | Enterprise Rd, Chisipiti
  16. Veldemeer’s | Arundel and Doon Estate
  17. Amazon Gardens | Arundel School Rd

Harare Zimbabwe Food

Many of Harare’s restaurants also serve coffee and light meals, so check those out too. Note that some restaurants and coffee shops in Zimbabwe are closed on Mondays.

Also see:

Best Coffee Shops in Harare Zimbabwe

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2 Responses to Harare coffee shops: Independent outdoor havens

  1. Maggie Norton November 8, 2010 at 8:10 pm #

    I love your website and yes the coffee shops in Harare are second to none.. Willowmead is about to re open after being painted all cream and getting a new menu.. we’ve all lots weight waiting for it to re open.. mind you there is also places like Eves garden in Highlands and The Surf Shack near St johns school the Deli in Borrowdale and…..dont tell my husband!!!

  2. Joseph Bunga July 13, 2010 at 6:04 pm #

    Hi you have a nice blog site and a great domain name. The Glass house is has now been re-branded as the Tree Top Adventure Park.

    Italian Bakery is now closed and will soon be opening as Da Eros. All this information is available on the eatout website (www.eatout.co.zw)

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