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1 Harrow Rd. | Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
Tue - Sat 12:30 - 14:30
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Harare, Zimbabwe
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Thankfully the famous shop cafe is not closed, though their location is no longer at Doon Estate, but at Amanzi in Chisipite. The food is as delicious as before with the vegatarian buffet which includes that hot and cold foods. I do hope with time they can introduce their other selection of meals like the vegatarian platter (with spanakopita), haloumi... More 

Thank darpa_kelim
1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The shop cafe is still providing its famous healthy, wholefood vegetarian buffet and the best carrot cake ever. Not to mention the original homemade lemonade and fresh bread... It is now situated on the verandah, in the cool tropical gardens of Amanzi Restaurant and better than ever

Thank Farai W
Level Contributor
12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

In my opinion, there are very few good restaurants in Harare. They are never consistently good. However, I love this restaurant, as it *is consistently good. The owner Kerry Wallace, and his staff, make you feel so welcome. Kerry is always around and about, and is very hands on, he has such a gentle, and caring attitude. They always go... More 

Thank Jane D
London, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Shop cafe is perfectly the idle place who just want to sit quitely reading a book , overall a good place to relax...

Thank stuti189
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We went with friends from Harare, and the food was divine. The location is beautiful, relaxing and you feel right at home. This is easily one of the best vegetarian restaurants I've ever been to, and it was a surprise to find it in Harare.

Thank withoutamap1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 1 January 2015

I've lived in harare for 4 months, and had the lunch buffet at the Shop Cafe five times! It's hard to tire of the 12+ vegetarian plates available on the buffet. Great place for kids ~ staff is welcoming and accommodative, just mind the monkeys. A must for a healthy treat.

Thank Akz2015
Stockholm, Sweden
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 December 2014

Not to be missed, the Shop Café has the best vegetarian food I've ever had in any country. Meat, fish and poultry available as a side dish. I would have given it the highest possible rating but the resident and out of control vervet monkeys and the unfriendly owner/head chef do bring it down a notch.

Thank zoe m
Harare, Mashonaland East, Zimbabwe
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2014

The Shop Cafe is one of the few restaurants in Harare that serves completely fresh and tasty food on a daily basis. You can really taste the care and dedication that goes into making each dish. I only wish that they were open for dinner too!

Thank obert1979
Harare, Zimbabwe
1 review
Reviewed 12 December 2014

Amazing buffet, I would recommended to anyone . If you have the meat option it becomes a bit pricey and the beef is good but not one of the best. the complimentary bread and homemade lemonade is the cherry on the icing. The staff are friendly and funny as well. lastly there are actual monkeys running around which just adds... More 

Thank goodfellas54
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2014 via mobile

I actually really like the menu selection avaliable. The staff are very friendly. A little bit pricy for amount of food avaliable. Pitty

2 Thank Andrew S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
12:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harrow Rd. | Msasa, Harare, Zimbabwe
  • Location: Africa  >  Zimbabwe  >  Harare Province  >  Harare

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?