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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

He rooms are comfy and that's it. This is not a 5 star joint so don't expect a 5 star room. It is what you get. You want a bed and hot shower. It's all there. Complete with full mosquito netting. The food us great....The service good. The coffee EXCELLENT!!! Sadly the service all closes at 18h00 so nothing available after that. 😪 Wi-Fi is dodgy to say the least. My room had zero signal. I needed to be in the passageway to get a semblance of reception. In coffee shop the signal is better. Overall, a great budget stay with dedicated stall and coffee to beat. Thanks for the stay.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 19 March 2021 via mobile

... mostly a miss... Very quite place to sit and work. Apparently the coffee is not consistent. The preparation changes and hence the taste and quality changes a lot.its the good place to visit. I was eating breakfast included in the guest houses with the...same name. But the breakfast included with the room and the same breakfast order from the menu, is quite different in terms of quantity. Clearly they wanna make money on the order from menu then some guest ordering as partof the stay.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 18 February 2021 via mobile

The best place for coffee, food and cake in Iringa. We love visiting Neema Crafts Cafe, the staff are wonderful, food is amazing, and the view from the balcony is fantastic, overlooking the hills. The centre is definitely worth a visit tour, you can take...a tour around all the different departments which employ deaf and disabled in areas like sewing, carpentry and screen-printing. Pass through the shop on your way in or out and you’ll find lots of lovely things to buy too, all the money goes towards supporting the project. Don’t miss it!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 14 August 2020

Amazing project overall. You walk through the gift shop which has beautiful and very high quality products. Lovely balcony looking over the Iringa hills Favourites on the menu are the smoothies, avocado or veg ciabatta, and there are fajitas newly on the menu. Without doubt...a must-visit in Iringa.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

We visited the cafe twice during our stay in Iringa. Amazing cakes and meals. The food was delicious and atmosphere lovely! Definitely visit!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Nice place to have a good coffee. We took the avocado paninis, served with salad and bacon. Something fresh and really good (12000 shilling). It is really nice to contribute to them project. There is a little shop down where you can find some nice...staff. I recommend this place!More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 January 2020 via mobile

The challenge when traveling is finding food that meets your expectation and palate. We had a mixed result at this Restaurant. The concept of using disabled workers is brilliant and some of the food was good. For me, I ordered the Lasagna, which looked amazing,...but had no pasta in it and was more like an egg/meat soufflé and not tasty at all - neither was my soup tasty. The others on our party, were happy. Definitely go and support them, it is worth it.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 2 November 2019

What a fantastic place to find! I was blown away. I called in on a day-visit to Iringa. I had a cappuccino, followed later by chicken, fries & salad. The coffee was bob-on & food was delicious. The setting in the upstairs restaurant is super...comfortable, with a welcoming, sleek finish to the design. The balcony is really lovely bonus as well, where the air was warm, but subdued by a gentle breeze. The staff were amazing. Everyone was incredibly friendly & I found it easy to communicate, despite not knowing any sign-language before arriving. On each table there was a little card explaining how to use simple sign-language to say things like 'thank-you' or 'excuse me'... this was so helpful! (all the staff here have hearing disabilities & the cafe is part of a charitable organization). Downstairs in the craft shop, I was able to buy some wonderful gifts for my family that were all hand-made. Profits go to a great cause as well! Having enjoyed my visit, I asked about staying in the accompanying small hotel. A lovely guy called Ally was so incredibly helpful & explained how to go about booking a room. He went above & beyond in also helping me organize bus tickets & a pre-packed breakfast for the next morning. The hotel is also lovely & I would recommend that too.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 30 September 2019 via mobile

We visited Neema for the second time after 3 years, the work they do with the local handicapped people is amazing The store sells the crafts the people make The restaurant is very good! Hope to be back

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 21 May 2019

We stayed at the Neema Crafts Guest House, which includes breakfast in their cafe. The cafe has nice coffee, including drip and espresso drinks. Breakfast consists of a huge cinnamon roll, fresh fruit, juice or yogurt, and coffee or tea +/- steamed milk. You can...pay a little extra for an espresso beverage or eggs. Their pastry case had yummy home-made brownies with hazelnuts, carrot cake and chocolate cake which was delicious! We also had lunch there the day we arrived and were very satisfied with the array of paninis and sandwiches available. They also sell some local products in the restaurant, like raw Iringa honey and coffee beans. I really appreciate that this organization trains and hires people with hearing and other disabilities. It helps to remove the stigma that is prevalent in Tanzania about disabled people. The staff were very attentive, and guests are provided with menus and ordering forms plus a sheet of common signs to use for hearing impaired people. The guest house and shop are also quite nice.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Neema Crafts Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5