Coffeeshop and lunchroom

Hotspot on Paje beach

For great coffee and real Soul Food, great atmosphere and the best views, visit our coffeeshop & lunchroom Mr. Kahawa – located next to Kite Centre Zanzibar and the most populair kitespot on the island.

Mr. Kahawa does more than preparing cappuccino’s and offering fresh food. Lay down in one of our many lounge spots, visit our fair trade shop JENGA or arrange your kite lesson next door. In the evening we offer a daily changing three course menu, with innovative recipes and healthy ingredients. You don’t want to leave at all? Walk up the staircase and stay in the luxury Mr. Kahawa Lofts, with a stunning ocean view and a carefully designed Swahili interior.

“Quote from a happy guest: “Great vibe, perfect location. This is THE place for lunch in Paje. Try the octopus salad or mango chicken wrap”

Our food

Mr. Kahawa is a sanctuary with a wide selection of seasonal food products made daily in our kitchen. We proudly make, bake, cook, and prepare everything you need in a day – from healthy (and decadent) breakies, amazing lunches and the 3pm munchies. We’ve got you covered.

Home made snacks, wraps, salads and sandwiches, toasted sour dough bread with freshly prepared dips and spreads, our menu is suitable for any type of foodie – for the light eater, for the screaming bellies, and for the meat-, fish-, or veggielovers.

If that isn’t enough – we serve the best liquid gold on the island… Keep reading because this is where the fun part starts!


Our mission for Mr. Kahawa exists today as it did three years ago when we first opened our doors: to provide our customers with an exceptional cafe experience. This begins with the coffee itself, and that means working with an extraordinary roaster. All of our beans are sourced directly from Tanzania. We deliver them to you with great service and a cozy atmosphere, right next to the cristal clear blue waters of Zanzibar.

From espresso to lattes, our barista’s will get you happily caffeinated with our Tanzanian blend. Or try a fresh ginger tea or our home made iced teas.
Too hot for you? Then try one of our raw and fresh juices and smoothies with the best tropical flavours.

“Coffee and love taste best when hot”

 We truly love what we do, so come and enjoy one of our many expressions of our passion! Our customers are our friends and we want to show our friends a good time!


Something to celebrate? Design your custom made cake together with our pastry chef, or contact us if you would like to rent Mr. Kahawa for your event. Read more on specials page.

Our opening hours are:
Daily from 8:30 – 21:30

Please note: we do not accept Credit Cards.

Due to the rainy season we are closed in April and May.

tripadvisor certificate of excellence mr kahawa 2017

Thank you, we are very grateful for all the positive reviews!
Again! Certificate of excellence and #1 on Tripadvisor! 

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