Cafes and Restaurants

The 20 Best Restaurants in Lilongwe, Malawi

The 20 Best Restaurants in Lilongwe

One thing we have in common is the stress of trying to find the perfect spot to enjoy a nice international cuisine.

Although we have a lot of them around the city, we’re still lost when it comes to picking one because we never really know the types of meals they specialize in if we haven’t visited them before.

We made it easy for you and compiled 20 of these restaurants and their specials so you don’t have to go through the trouble next time you want to try something different.

Indian Cuisine

1. Bombay Palace

Name Bombay Palace
Cuisine Indian
Location Game Complex, Area2, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 888 202 202
Opening Hours Lunch: 12:00-14:00, Dinner: 18:00-22:00 (Mon-Sun) *Mondays are closed for lunch.

Enjoy an authentic Indian cuisine cooked with love & affection. Located at Game Complex, they provide one of the best Curry and Naan dishes in Lilongwe.

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2. Chennai Spice

Name Chennai Spice
Cuisine Indian
Location Area3, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 991 110 401
Opening Hours 10:00-22:00 (Tue-Fri), 9:00-10:00 (Sat, Sun)

Chennai Spice is an Indian restaurant offering the best flavours of both South and North Indian cuisines, crafted to perfection by their professional chefs.

Located in Area3, along Laws Avenue, they have both indoor and outdoor seating areas to provide you with the best services and Indian food experience.

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Chinese Cuisine

3. Noble China

Name Noble China
Cuisine Chinese
Location Area3, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 888 204 388
Opening Hours Lunch: 10:30-14:30, Dinner: 17:30-22:30 (Mon-Sun)

Located on Colby road in Area3, Noble China is one of the best Chinese restaurants found in the heart of Lilongwe city.

From a bountiful menu to their authentic Chinese themed seating area, it gives you the best of a Chinese restaurant experience.

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Korean Cuisine

4. Cafe RaS

Name Cafe RaS (Round and Square)
Cuisine Korean
Location Area3, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 998 378 160
Opening Hours 10:30-16:30 (Mon-Sat)

Located on Mandala Road in Area3, Cafe RaS is a pleasant cafe with a relaxed atmosphere.

Their menu offers not only a cafe menu but also a wide range of Korean and Japanese food.

Dinner is available upon reservation.

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5. Mum’s Table

Name Mum’s Table
Cuisine Korean
Location Area9, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 912 788
Opening Hours Lunch: 11:00-14:30, Dinner: 17:00-20:00 (Tue-Sun)

In Area 9, opposite DSTV Multichoice offices in Lilongwe lies a Korean restaurant with an exciting menu for Asian food lovers.

Mum’s Table has a relaxing atmosphere with a lot of outdoor table space.

Takeaways are also available.

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6. Kortasia

Name Kortasia
Cuisine Korean Cuisine
Location Area38, Close to Bunda turnoff, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 282 114
Opening Hours 11:00-21:00 (Mon-Sun)

Kortasia lodge is set on the outskirts of Lilongwe and is renowned throughout Malawi and internationally for its cultural distinction and Korean cuisine.

The restaurant incorporates both abstract and African style, with walls made of solid stones and thatched roofing.

The lodge is set away from the bustling Lilongwe city life, so you are assured of a quiet peaceful meal.

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Mexican Cuisine

7. Rosevine

Name Rosevine
Cuisine Mexican
Location Area3, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 207 237
Opening Hours 11:30-Midnight (Mon-Sun)

Located on the Corner of Keppel Compton in Area3, Rosevine is a restaurant focuses on Mexican cuisines but also have a continental mix on their menue. They have a lot of outdoor space with tables for 2 or more.

Delivery is also available.

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8. George’s Foodtruck

Name George’s Food Truck
Cuisine Mexican Cuisine
Location Area47, Sector4, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 998 777 052
Opening Hours 11:00-17:00 (Mon-Thu), 11:00-19:00 (Fri-Sat)

Located in Area47, Sector 4 on Mubvi street, this foodtruck gives you the best experience of a mexican blend of food.

With their signature Tacos, simply artistic seating area, and excellent service they are a popular pick for those looking for spunk in their food.

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Italian Cuisine

9. Mamma Mia

Name Mamma Mia
Cuisine Italian
Location Old Town Mall, Area4, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 994 608 767
Opening Hours Lunch: 11:00-13:30, Dinner: 17:15-21:00 (Tue-Sun)

Located in Old Town Mall, Mamma Mia is one of the most popular Italian restaurants in Lilongwe.

They offer a wide range of Italian food such as antipasti, Pizza, Pasta, Lasagne, steaks and seafood.

Delivery is also available through Doorbell Service.

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Ethiopian Cuisine

10. Seble Ethiopian Restaurant

Name Seble Ethiopian Restaurant
Cuisine Ethiopian Cuisine
Location Area12, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 991 093 288
Opening Hours 8:30-21:30 (Mon-Sat)

Located on Kaduya road in Area12, Seble Ethiopian Restaurant is the only restaurant in Lilongwe that offers Ethiopian cuisine.

From their spacious and traditionally decorated space, you will feel as though you are right in the heart of Ethiopia as you enjoy their meals.

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Burmese Cuisine

11. StaMag Cafe

Name StaMag Cafe
Cuisine Bermese & Continental
Location Area13, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 247 057
Opening Hours 9:00-21:00 (Mon-Sat)

Located on opposite the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) building in Lilongwe City Centre, StaMag Cafe is well known for its famous cocktails.

It also houses a restaurant that offers some unique South Asian dishes.

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Continental Cuisine

12. Black Pepper Restaurant

Name Black Pepper Restaurant
Cuisine Continental
Location Area3, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 991 472 825
Opening Hours 9:00-17:30 (Tue-Sun)

Located along Mthunthama road behind the Waterboard tanks on Young street, Black Pepper has a relaxing outdoor atmosphere and offer a wide range of food from different countries including seafood.

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13. Copper Pot

Name Copper Pot
Cuisine Indian, Chinese & Continental Cuisine
Location Crossroads Complex, Area9, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 888 750 444, +265 (0) 888 513 100
Opening Hours Lunch: 12:00-14:00, Dinner: 18:30-20:30 (Mon-Sun)

This is hidden gem in Lilongwe.

It is part of Crossroads Hotel and one of the places best suited for a romantic dinner.

With food ranging from Asian, Chinese to European, good service and reasonable pricing of food.

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14. Urban Cafe

Name Urban Cafe
Cuisine International Cuisine
Location Pacific Mall, Area10, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 998 969 594
Opening Hours 8:15-17:00 (Mon-Fri), 8:15-15:00 (Sat), 8:15-14:00 (Sun)

Located at Pacific Mall in Area10, at the end of Visions gaming alley, it is one of the best places to enjoy a quiet meal, coffee or snack.

With their dynamic menu, you will always be excited to try something new.

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15. Kaza Kitchen

Name Kaza Kitchen
Cuisine Malawian & Mixed Cuisines
Location Tsoka Road, Area 10, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 888 284 606
Opening Hours 8:30-16:30 (Mon-Fri)

Kaza Kitchen is more than just a cafe or lunch venue and deli.

It aims to also make a positive difference to society and the environment.

They aim to use as many local ingredients as possible including using cassava, maize and sweet potato flours.

Their deli also promotes other small Malawian businesses, as well as selling frozen ready meals, fresh fruit juices, sushi and more.

Their specials menu changes daily serving food from around the world including Malawian dishes.

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16. Warm Heart Cafe

Name Warm Heart Cafe
Cuisine Malawian & Continental Cuisines
Location Area 10, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 994 474 827
Opening Hours 8:30-17:00 (Mon-Sat), 10:30-17:30 (Sun)

Located on Zomba street in Area10, Warm Heart Cafe gives you a taste of local food meets international food.

Your cravings will surely be satisfied by their superb food craftmanship.

They have both outdoor and indoor seating areas with unique traditional designs mixed with arts and crafts.

Also within the restaurant is a gift shop with a lot of crafts and products to choose from.

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17. Amakhofi

Name Amakhofi
Cuisine International Cuisine
Location Four Seasons Complex, Area 12, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 998 196 475
Opening Hours 7:30-17:00 (Mon-Sat), 9:00-17:00 (Sun)

Amakhofi takes pride in maintaining the highest quality foods with salad ingredients picked fresh from their garden every morning.

It stands out as a restaurant with a calm atmosphere created by their seating areas that overlook the four seasons gardens.

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18. Flavours Cafe

Name Flavours Cafe
Cuisine Malawian & Indian Cuisines
Location City Centre, Area13, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 919 561
Opening Hours 8:30-17:00 (Mon-Fri)

Located behind the British council building along Independence drive in Lilongwe, Flavours Cafe is a lunch goldmine right in the heart of Lilongwe City Centre.

Catering from early morning to late afternoon, you will find yourself satisfied with the wide range of food they offer.

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19. Latitude 13°

Name Latitude13°
Cuisine Continental Cuisine
Location Area43, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 975 959
Opening Hours 6:00-22:00 (Mon-Fri), 6:00-23:00 (Sat, Sun)

Latitude 13° hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel nestled in the leafy lanes of Area43 in Lilongwe.

You will find that their hotel has one of the best restaurants in town with a warm and welcoming environment, from the breath taking interior décor and seating to the comfortable couches around the pool.

The restaurant is uniquely designed to host a range of events from for business meetings through to social gathering with friends.

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20. Coco’s Cafe

Name Coco’s Cafe
Cuisine American & Continental Cuisine
Location Gateway Mall Area47 / August House, Area 10
Phone +265 (0) 999 109 919 (Gateway Mall) / +265 (0) 999 951 516 (August House)
Opening Hours 8:30-17:00 (Mon-Sun except Tuesday)

Found at Gateway Mall and its new branch in Area 10, Coco’s is a cafe with an artistic touch and classic look you will feel yourself wrapped with serenity.

They provide fast food with a twist and also offers other kind of dishes to please a larger audience (even vegetarian).

From a solo meal or a day out with friends, you’ll never regret Coco’s.

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21. Café Cargo

Name Café Cargo
Location Near Farmers World, Kanengo, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 992 384 091
Opening Hours 9:00-16:00 (Mon-Fri)

Café Cargo is one of the few trendy restaurants in the industrial area of Kanengo, Lilongwe.

Café Cargo is popular with expats who work in the Kanengo area.

Although the Café is busy at lunchtime, it has a quiet and very relaxed atmosphere with ample seating and space.

If you are in the Kanengo area and are looking for a place to have a lunch meeting, a relaxed meal for couples, friends or just by yourself, Café Cargo is the place for you.

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22. Chili’s – Flavour of the World –

Name Chili’s – Flavour of the World –
Location Queens Mall, Along Mchinji Road, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 981 340 406
Opening Hours 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM(Mon-Sat), 10:00 – 9:00 (Sun)

Chili’s is a new restaurant located in the Queen’s Mall on Mchinji Road, Lilongwe.

This trendy restaurant offers a variety of dishes, from seafood to Indian cuisine, burgers and a wide selection of desserts.

The restaurant is spacious and has ample seating, making it ideal for large dinners and parties.

A bakery and cakery are also located in the same restaurant.

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23. D’s Kitchen – Fries & Grills –

Name D’s Kitchen – Fries & Grills –
Location Queens Mall, Along Mchinji Road, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 999 888 887\
Opening Hours 9:00 – 21:00 (Mon-Thu), 9:00 – 22:30 (Fri & Sat), 9:00 – 22:00 (Sun)

D’s Kitchen is a modern restaurant located in the Queen’s Mall on Mchinji Road, Lilongwe.

Steak is one of the most popular dishes on the menu, but there is also a wide selection of burgers, sandwiches, seafood and pizza.

After your meal, how about a dessert such as waffles or pancakes?

The upstairs terrace overlooks the main street and offers a pleasant breeze while you dine.

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24. Maravi Gardens

Name Maravi Gardens
Cuisine Continental Cuisine
Location Lilongwe Wildlife Centre, Kenyatta Drive, Lilongwe
Phone +265 (0) 888 232 596

Maravi Gardens is a trendy café in the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

It has a lovely location with lots of trees and shade, and plenty of outdoor terrace seating.

As well as freshly baked bread, French pastries and home-roasted Malawi Geisha coffee, there is a wide selection of meat dishes, a vegan menu and smoothies.

Enjoy a chat with friends and family over a meal or coffee in the natural surroundings, or relax after a trek at the Lilongwe Wildlife Centre.

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