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Places to Eat in Jinja

There is a surprising variety of restaurants around Jinja that cater to every taste and budget and these are just a few.

All Friends Place

'Choose your favorite meal from a wide selection of steaks, burgers, ribs, fish, pasta, salads and Indian cuisine. Don’t miss the wood fired oven pizzas, ranked among the best in East Africa. Enjoy yourself in Jinja’s most popular meeting place!’

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Open

Facilities

  • 11.00 - Late
  • Pizza is only served after 6 PM
  • 7 days
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Garden area
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Sports TV, Darts, Crazy golf. Wii Games, Pool table, Foosball table

Location

Telephone

Plot 6 Jackson Crescent +256 (0)772 984821
 

Flavours

European style coffee shop offering everything from home baked cakes to main course dinners. Pleasant garden area in the back as well as sidewalk tables. Flavours also offers Brood Bread (Mon to Sat), a Farmers Market on the last Sunday of each month and 'Movie Night' every Wednesday. 
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Open

Facilities

  • 08.30 - Late
  • 7 days
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Garden area
  • WIFI, George's Book Exchange

Location

Telephone

Plot 12 Main Street +256 (0)793 263333


Java House

'Whether it’s a juicy burger and fries or a freshly made salad, there’s something for everyone at Java.'
This popular Kenyan restaurant chain is quickly making it's mark in Uganda with 4 branches in Kampala and now one in Jinja.  Offering an extensive breakfast, lunch and dinner menu with snacks available throughout the day, along with hand-made icecream and extensive kids' menu.

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Open

Facilities

  • 07.00 - 22.00 Sun to Thurs
  • 07.00 - 23.00 Fri & Sat
  • Free WIFI & charging points
  • Eat in or take-away
  • Outside garden area with children's playground

Location

Telephone

Bujagali Roundabout, Shell Service Station
Main Kampala-Jinja Highway
+256 (0)703 042 306

Jinja Sailing Club

Jinja Sailing Club is a modern and upmarket Restaurant, Bar, Banqueting and Boat Cruise facility on the shores of Lake Victoria, near the Source of the Nile River.

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Open

Facilities

  • 12.00 - 22.45
  • 7 days
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Satellite TV
  • Boat Cruises
  • Nice garden area

Location

Telephone

Plot 1-5 Pier Road, Nile Crescent,  Jinja +256 (0)750 035901

Ling Ling Chinese Restaurant

Ling Ling offers good quality Chinese with what is probably the fastest service in Uganda - if they say your food will be ready in 15 mins, it will be ready in 10! Extensive menu with the usual Chinese favourites, eat in or take-away

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Open

Facilities

  • 12.00 - Late
  • 7 days
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • Nice garden area

Location

Telephone

Clive Rd, 500m from the Bujagali Roundabout,  Jinja +256 (0)772 489616

Space Cafe

Now with two locations, Space Cafe is a popular cafe and restaurant in the heart of Jinja town where good coffee, local cuisine and European dishes are served. Enjoy free wireless internet in the comfort of the gardens.

Space Cafe Space Cafe Space Cafe

Open

Facilities

  • 07.00 - 10.00
  • 7 days
  • WifiBar & Restaurant
  • No alcohol allowed

Location

Telephone

Lubas Rd & Main St, Jinja +256 (0)717 234023


Source Cafe

'Great food, great crafts, a great location and a great atmosphere'. Sidewalk tables allow patrons to watch the 'hustle & bustle' of Jinja Main Street while enjoying a coffee.

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Open

Facilities

  • 08.00 - 18.00
  • Closed Sundays
  • Internet
  • Resource Centre
  • No alcohol allowed

Location

Telephone

Plot 20 Main St, Jinja +256 (0)434 120911


The Deli

The Deli is a Cafe/Market that offers eat in or take away sandwiches, bagels, muffins, coffee and juice. Build your own sandwich, salad or wrap or check out the days specials. The shop has a selection of meat, vegetables, wine and quality local products. With lots of outdoor seating it is a great place to watch life go by.

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Open

Facilities

  • 08.30 - 17.00
  • Closed Sundays
  • Internet
  • Outdoor seating

Location

Telephone

Plot 2 Main St,  Jinja +256 (0)794 589400


The Keep

'The Keep' is operated by 'Hackers for Charity' a local NGO providing computer training at an affordable price. Good food and coffee and what is claimed to be the fastest internet in Jinja. All proceeds from 'The Keep' go back to the community and particularly HFC computer training centre in Jinja.

The Keep The Keep The Keep

Open

Facilities

  • 08.00 - 21.00
  • Closed Sundays
  • Wifi
  • Relaxing garden area
  • No alcohol allowed

Location

Telephone

Plot 12 Iganga Rd,  Jinja +256 (0)788 073649

Other Places to Eat in Jinja

Newly opened 4 Points restaurant (next to Ling Ling) has an extensive menu and is quickly becoming popular with residents. 
If you are keen on Indian Moti Mahal is a local favourite and Aswad is popular for vegetarian.

Places to Eat at Bujagali

The ‘Fork n’ Paddle’ at Explorers River Camp is undoubtedly the best value for money place to eat in the Bujagali area. An extensive menu offers a wide choice of food and the views overlooking the Nile are unequalled.

Just outside the main gates are a number of small chapatti stalls, craft and grocery stores and local restaurants. For those on a budget or wishing to try the local cuisine, this is the place. Try a famous Bujagali ‘Rolex’ (omelette with extras such as avocado wrapped in a chapatti).

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