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Zanzibar Coffee House




The Zanzibar Coffee House offers a touch of magic and romance in an authentic Arabic house deep in the heart of Stone Town. Transformed into a stylish boutique hotel with harmonious interiors, antiques and rich fabrics, it is one of the oldest buildings in Zanzibar, constructed in 1885 by Sir Tharia Topan, Wazir to Sultan Said Bargash.


Enjoy a stay or a cup of our fine coffee creations with a breathtaking 360° view over the enchanting main city of Zanzibar.

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Rooms ZNZ Coffee House

Our Rooms

The eight individually designed rooms offer single or double occupancy within the warmth of this antique building. All rooms are air-conditioned and have traditional Zanzibar four-poster beds with lavish mosquito nets, rare lamps, antique furniture and unusual details.

the café

The Café

Located on the ground floor, the Zanzibar Coffee House café takes pride in serving "Coffee Excellence" in the form of Cappuccino, Espresso, and other coffee creations. Grown by the sister company Utengule Estate in the Southern Highlands, our Arabica coffee belongs to the finest available worldwide. Apart from coffee, the café also serves a selection of cakes, muffins, wraps, mini-pizzas and other delicacies.

Opening hours

Every day from 8.30 am – 6 pm

the rooftop

The Rooftop

Our antique rooftop is like a crown on top of the building, offering a 360° view over the bustling Mkunazini area of Stone Town. The teak-wood doors with colourful windows above and the balustrade remained unchanged for 120 years, making this place a rare jewel and the perfect place for drinking coffee.


Come and enjoy!

Opening hours

11 am – 3 pm


Top 4 Activities
in and around Zanzibar

Stone Town Tour

This unique, custom-tailored half-day tour gives you all of the above, and more: dip into the Zanzibari way of life, experience Zanzibari hospitality and enjoy a lovely lunch at Anjam’s home, where you will meet his family, eat, chat and learn some Zanzibari cooking secrets. A real treat if you would like to feel Zanzibar on your skin!


Spice Tour

As William Cowper once said: "Variety is the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavours."


Surround yourself with the rich spice culture of Zanzibar. A private guide will show you around the wide variety of Tanzanian spices and takes you on a typically Swahili culinary and olfactory journey. 

Jozani Forest

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a private guide at Jozani Chwaka Bay National Park. A day filled with butterflies, wild monkeys, an authentic Ukili women's' workshop, coral caves and a canoe tour in the mangroves of Pete Inlet Bay awaits you.


Chumbe Island

Chumbe Island is a beautiful place for a relaxing get-away. Enjoy a freshly cooked lunch surrounded by white sand, palm trees and the refreshing smell of the crystal clear ocean. Take an educational snorkeling tour through the  lively reefs or a guided walk through the forest trails and intertidal areas. The breathtaking view from the lighthouse is also one of the many highlights of this trip.

Meet the Team


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Contact us

If you have any questions regarding your stay or booking, we are happy to help you. We will get back to you within 1-2 days. 

Or give us a call at:

Mail Address:

The Zanzibar Coffee Company Ltd

Mkunazini 1563/64

PO Box 4047, Zanzibar, Tanzania

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The Zanzibar Coffee House is located in the middle of Stone Town, near Mkunazini market. Just ask anyone in Stone Town for directions to the house.


Arrival by Air

A fast and cheap way to get to Zanzibar is by plane. There are several local and international flights a day and the house is at a 20 min. taxi drive from the airport. On request we are happy to arrange an airport transfer.

> Coastal Air

> Auric Air

Arrival by Ferry

Taking the ferry is a fast and convenient way to reach Zanzibar Stone Town directly from Dar es Salaam City centre. The ferry runs several times a day and the Coffee House is a mere 10 min walk from Zanzibar Port.

> Azam Marine

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