You probably visit the same coffee shop because it is the only one that comes to mind when you go out for coffee. But what about if you are in a different location to where you live or frequently visit?
Eatout has prepared a guide of the coffee shops in Harare which are listed on our website. W e have arranged it by area so that you may discover new coffees shops in your residential area, or travel elsewhere to sample breakfast, lunch and yes, even dinner at some coffee corners that are open till late.
If you work, live or shop in the Central Business District, you may visit Bannie’s which is situated behind Stanbic Bank at the NSSA Building. If you are going shopping at Joina City, go upstairs for a cappuccino at Cee Cee’s. For a business meeting you may enjoy a quiet, luxurius environment La Patisserie at Rainbow Towers. You may even spot a celebrity arriving for a stay or performance there. You may also try the The Gazebo Deli at the Crowne Plaza where you will enjoy a view of the luscious Harare Gardens. If you are near First Street, then you can stop over at the Upper Crust at Batanai Mall.
If you are in the Avenues or booking a flight for your annual vacation at the Travel Plaza, drop by Gaby’s for coffee, breakfast or lunch. It is a quiet serene setting amongst the hustle and bustle of the hospitals surrounding the area.
For your business meetings, visit the coffee shops in Belgravia. There is Café Espresso on Cork Road, followed by Da Eros and also The Bottom Drawer.
On weekends or during school holidays, you will probably visit the Avondale flea market or go to shopping or attend a show at Reps or the 7 Arts. Avondale Shops has a selection of restaurants and coffee shops that you can visit. Do you miss the Italian Bakery. Well in its old location you find Café Nush. Try this new restaurant for coffee, afternoon tea or for a choice from their menu which has a selection of vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Halaal or Mediterranean food. You may also visit Soprano’s Coffee Shop or Utano on Bath Road behind the shopping centre. Utano’s has a beautiful garden that you will walk through before you enter the restaurant and be greeted with the friendly host or hostess.
At Kensington, you may sit and watch people and cars pass by as you enjoy a cup of coffee or cold drink at Vali’s bakery.
In the quiet neighbourhood of Alex Park you can visit Two Spoons Coffee Shop. Nearby in Mount Pleasant, you will be surprised with the range of restaurants and coffee shops. At the Arundel Village you will enjoy coffee or lunch at the newly renovated Giovanni’s. If you live near the chase, then visit The Tea Shoppe. On Seagrave Road you will find the hidden Vanilla Moon.
Borrowdale is our winner. What a selection of restaurants, coffee shops, food courts and bars, not to mention the shopping experience! We are not surprised. Borrowdale is an upscale, contemporary and cosmopolitan suburb, famous for Sam Levy’s village and the race course. No matter where you live in Harare, you will travel to Sam Levy’s for shopping or for the Sunday flea market. While you are there there is a variety of coffee shops to select from. Take your pick from Deli-cious, Millers Café or the Spar Village Café. You may also visit the Fusion Café Bar at the race course or the Cocoa Tree Shop near Sam Levy’s.
In Rolfe Valley you can choose between The Lime Café and Willowbean. Situated in Highlands are Eve’s Garden and Theo’s House of Coffees. Newlands boasts of Libby’s and T @ York and in Greendale you may check out the menu at Ubuntu.
If you are shopping at Doone’s Estate, then stop by Dippin Donuts or The Shop Café for your coffee or tea.