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Puzzle Coffee Shop

74, Suicide Alley, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3471, Tanzania
+255 714 699 117
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Overview
  • Excellent91%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (8 reviews)
“cheese bread” (3 reviews)
“beans” (5 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Brazilian, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
$
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LOCATION
74, Suicide Alley, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3471, Tanzania
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Puzzle Coffee Shop
1. Third Wave Coffee
"Just perfect, plenty of brewing methods with high quality coffee"
lereverend
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2. Homemade Pastries
"Great coffee and cakes. Good range of coffees in all forms "
SteveinManchester
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3. Place to chill and Relax
"It is a a great place for a rest, hanging out with friends"
Zuzana V
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1 - 10 of 128 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really good coffee & a very nice owner! Coming from a "coffee-drinking-nation" I can really recommend going there for a coffee or more :)

1  Thank ChristinaS550
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ola Christina, Yes! I'm Brazilian.. ha ha Thanks for coming... Hope you're doing well. All the best and lots of coffee.. Leo

Restaurant's Favourite
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I was in Zanzibar earlier this month and had the chance to try Puzzle Coffe Shop several times. Basically, it's the best coffee shop in Zanzibar!! it was a surprise to find a specialty coffee place in Stonetown. I tried they Chemex, Flat White, Cold...More

Thank AhmedAlJowder
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ahmed, You're really like coffee and into the Specialty Coffee. We are 3rd Wave Coffee pursuing the best cup ever... Happy you've come and enjoyed the drinks and my wife's brownies... Hope see you again in case you come to Zanzibar in the near future!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed in Zanzibar for 2 weeks and had lots of coffee..this is without a doubt the best coffee on the island. It’s a lovely little cafe tucked away down a side street. Easy to sit and chill here for hours. The owner helped us...More

Thank chloe1232017
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chloe, Maybe now you're back on your hometown. Hope you've enjoyed Zanzibar. It was a pleasure to help you guys here. Thank you so much for sharing it and reviewing us with 5 stars. Blessings, Leo

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Was really excited to try this coffeehouse—the signs on the street were intriguing as was the concept. I was greeted by a nice owner who seems very passionate about his business. I ordered an americano and a cinnamon brioche. The americano was very good. For...More

Thank Kasey M
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Kasey M, Wow.. Nice review and really appreciate your details. Thanks for taking time and sharing all of it. Also thanks for the recommendation we'll for sure do something about it. Hope see you next time if you decide to come over again to...More

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

My partner and I visited after reading about this place online, the coffee is amazing and the vibe is very relaxed. Owner is very helpful and gave us great tips on stonetown. A must visit!

Thank zoedawe
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Zoedawe, Awesome, I enjoy a lot helping out our customers here. Happy that you liked the place and the coffee.. ha ha.. Thanks for coming and enjoying Puzzle Coffee. See ya. Leo

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

I found this place by accident today. It is a bit tricky to find it if you dont know where is it. It is very cosy inside and service was really good. I had a cup of cappuccino and chicken and cheese sandwich. It was...More

Thank Ausra A
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ausra, Hun... thanks for the details shared. Loved that you've enjoyed what you ordered, Thanks again, Leo

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Amazing restaurant! With great coffee and wonderful staff! We had a quick sandwich and it was great! Truly recommend

Thank Luisa A
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Luisa, Thanks for sharing about our staffs.. We always show them the reviews to make sure that we'll continue pursuing a nice service and customers satisfaction. Thanks again.. for coming, enjoying, sharing and rating us with 5 stars. Regards, Leo

Reviewed 12 August 2018

Maybe a bit off track from the usual route down town, but definitely worth it. Staff is extremely nice and you can see they do really their best, more than for instance at the Zanzibar coffee house (that has become a tourist trap). But more...More

Thank Jay B
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Jay B, Thanks for reviewing us and sharing for all. Yes, we love what we do and always pursuing to make the best cup. Hope see you again, Leo

Reviewed 12 August 2018

I've just done one of Puzzle's coffee workshops! I have been frequenting Puzzle for a few months now and have not found coffee as good anywhere else in Zanzibar (or the UK for that matter!) The workshop with Leo was 2 hours of history, technique,...More

Thank dr_nikki_biggs
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Nikki, Thanks for giving your 2 precious hours and enjoying the coffee workshop. Hope that also will be memorable to you what everything we've explored during this time. Big hug... Leo

Reviewed 9 August 2018

One of the best coffee places on the island! Come here for a delicious selection with plenty of options to satisfy all tastes. They even have SOY MILK! Hoorah. It's a quiet place with good music to relax, plan your day or read a book....More

1  Thank HalaMak
PuzzleCoffeeShop, Owner at Puzzle Coffee Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi HalaMak, Thanks for considering us one of the best coffee places in Zanzibar. Our ultimate goal is to make sure that the customers will feel pleased coming to Puzzle and I'm very happy you become one of them. Hope if you decide to come...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$10
Meals
Breakfast, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74, Suicide Alley, Stone Town, Zanzibar City 3471, Tanzania
  • Location: Africa  >  Tanzania  >  Zanzibar Archipelago  >  Zanzibar Island  >  Zanzibar City  >  Stone Town
  • Phone Number: +255 714 699 117
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Description
The Puzzle Coffee Shop is located in Shangani, Stone Town, Zanzibar. We just love coffee and we will brew the awesome Tanzanian Coffee with a “Brazilian Style”. The Puzzle Coffee Shop aptly named for the place that people can connect with others and make relationship. A good place where people can talk, socialize with others and enjoy an awesome coffee, juices and pastries. Our service will be focused on providing the products on time.
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