Our guides took us into this place on the way back from climbing Mt Kilimanjaro. After a week of campsite food (brilliantly produced by Aloise & Ernest, but still campsite food), it was wonderful to get a decent burger and a cold beer.
We were 11 altogether, and Jonas (chief guide) was smart by phoning in our order as we drove into town from Mangaru. The food was served very promptly.
We were there early afternoon, so no idea how the place goes at night. Certainly we could not fault it. It’s not all burgers. One of us had liver. Two of us had tongue.
Well worth it if you need a burger.
The guides paid, so I have no idea on prices.
On Kibo Road, on the left as you head out of town.
Favorite Dish: Toss up between the burger and the Kilimanjaro beers!
My guidebook (Bradt’s) tells me this hotel restaurant is a good bet.
Before going, a colleague enthused about the fact that the local Rotary club meets there and that the toilets are quite nice.
Hmmm. OK, to be fair, 10 of us arrived unannounced for lunch. Not easy to deal with.
But to be honest, the food took best part of 90 minutes to arrive. Mine (a pork chop) was one of the worst pieces of meat I’ve ever been offered. A few others were grumpy about what was served up.
It was pleasant (if tedious) to sit and wait on the terrace.
Cost 13,000 Tsh for the pork chop, with a 1.5 litre bottle of local water.
Favorite Dish: The French fries were good.
The Coffee Shop was one of my favourite places to hang out in Moshi. There's a great garden courtyard in the back with shaded tables and it was so peaceful to sit and chill with a drink and chat with friends. There's an inside eating area as well where the cash register is and they also sell packets of the local coffee. A great place for breakfast with freshly made baked goods. There's a quite extensive menu and I heartily recommend the baked goods.
In the main hallway is a bulletin board where you can post notices looking for roommates, trekking or safari companions, etc. Need to sell some equipment? Post a notice on the board.
The Coffee Shop is actually a project from a local church and the proceeds of sales go to works in the Diocese of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Favorite Dish: The coffee is excellent as it's locally grown. I had quite a few milkshakes as they were so yummy. My friend really enjoyed the chai, they brought out a huge pot so it was well worth the money. You need to go early if you hope to get cake as it sells out quickly, and it's very tasty.
This was quite an interesting restaurant with touches of the Austrian Alps mixed with local African. It was a quiet, peaceful place to have some nourishment.
Thoroughly enjoyed our meal here, the waitresses were friendly and welcoming and the meal was tasty. We went for lunch and though it's not a huge menu it was very good, African dishes are big at lunch.
If you're hankering for a steak then you can have one here very cheaply as dishes average $2-4US.
This was a great, popular restaurant in Moshi. Two different menus are offered, Italian and Indian, so you can choose whatever cuisine you happen to fancy that day. We went back several times and my fellow traveller, who came down from the mountain several days before me, went a few more times.
There's an outside patio, which fills up quickly, and a small inside eating space. Our first night the tables were all taken but they set up a small table with a couple of chairs for us inside, very accommodating.
The local beers are available such as Kilimanjaro.
The meals were quite inexpensive, I believe a meal averages around $5US including a bottle of Coca Cola.
Favorite Dish: The eggplant parmesan was lovely, albeit slight greasy, but still great. Lots of gooey cheese and tomato sauce, I ordered it a few times. Pizza was also a great option as was the curry.
Location: Moshi Kilimanjaro, Tanzania
Outreach of St. Margaret’s Anglican Church in Moshi. Quiet and pleasant atmosphere that really has a café feel which is very unusual in East Africa. “Aim is to train local staff, serve the community by providing a pleasant meeting place and to promote Tanzanian coffees. Surpluses are directed into the work of both the needy causes and the local church.” Mains $2.00-$4.00US
This restaurant does everything from delicious cakes and coffee, to soda floats and fruit juices, pasta dishes, pizza, burgers and toasted sandwiches. All freshly made and delicious. The garden outside is an oasis among mango trees with shady tables and a couple of large corner seats with cushions for larger groups to meet and hang out. Really nice, friendly atmosphere.
Favorite Dish: I had the meat pizza, which was rich, filling and delicious, a mango juice and a coke float (which I hadn't had since I was a kid!)
Excellent friendly service and wonderful food. The chili dishes do come very hot though, so beware! We asked for our chili beef to be medium hot and it came too hot to handle! We sat on the outside terrace and enjoyed the al fresco ambience.
Favorite Dish: The chicken with lemongrass was excellent, but the favourite was sizzling beef in blackbean sauce.
The food here took a while to come...no hurry, it's Africa! But once it arrived, it was well worth the wait! We sat at tables outside and chatted into the night the day before we climbed Mount Kilimanjaro.
Favorite Dish: Anything from the barbeque is good, the corn is great and the more aromatic dishes were great. They also do great chips masala for you die hard lovers of adoptive English cuisine!
The Coffee Shop serves as a centralized meeting spot for any expat or foreign visitor in Moshi Town to meet other expats or foreign visitors.
They sell a variety of Tanzanian coffees, delicious American and European style sandwiches, pasta dishes, cappuccino, ice cream sundaes, and a variety of fresh baked goods.
You can even place an order for yummy cakes for special occasions.
The Coffee Shop was a wonderful find for us volunteers who craved some of the "comfort food" of home.
Favorite Dish: The cappuccino and biscuits made for a wonderful afternoon break after working all morning.
The lovely outdoor patio was a great place to meet local and overseas visitors, and gather info on what's going on around town.
This restaurant is situated near the post office in Moshi, it offers a good selection of sandwiches and hot dishes for very reasonable prices.
You seat on the shaded terrasse and can watch the lively streets nearby
what a wonderful place, right i the middle of Moshi near the market. Seems a little out of place.
Lovely inside and great to sit on the verandah
Favorite Dish: Egg and sausage sandwiches
oh i hadnt had food like this for months, it was like being back at home!