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Lark Cafe

The Gable End. 90/2/43, Lilongwe, Malawi
+265 997 95 84 45
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (32 reviews)
“wraps” (8 reviews)
“salad” (27 reviews)
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Cafe, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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The Gable End. 90/2/43, Lilongwe, Malawi
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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

A great new edition to Lilongwe. Very good salads with very large portions. Seating out on a patio or under a roof on a veranda. In addition to good food, great juices and coffee.

Thank Miotoni
Reviewed 1 October 2017

I have been to Lark four times, on occasions with colleagues, friends, and then with my 5 year old daughter. Overall, it is a nice place for a meal in Lilongwe. It is not an extensive menu but there are nice options with a little...More

Thank Tamara S
Reviewed 19 September 2017

The limited menu offers fresh ingredients and large portions, particularly the salads, prepared well and with plenty of taste. Pleasing ambience and Prices are exceedingly high, European prices. I wonder if they pay their staff European wages! No I don't!

1  Thank PaulLewis999
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Had lunch with a friend after it came highly recommended, and so glad we got to hear about Lark Cafe! Has both indoor and outdoor seating and lovely environment. Food was exceptionally good and offered something different compared to other places. Ice tea's were also...More

Thank transitkarlajvr
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The large garden makes it an excellent place for lunch, good choice of food, good service and pleasant personnel

Thank cojotent
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Location: Lark is in the Gable End compound in area 43, just north of city centre. It's a bit out there, so it's great that they have a car park. The seating is exclusively outside - either in a shaded patio, in a wide grassed...More

Thank EnglishTripHead
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Food is good, lovely setting and some well selected crafts. Also maybe one of the few true coffee bars in the city.

Thank Hopeful_Traveller17
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

It's like a courtyard hipster cafe from Seattle or Portland magically transported to Lilongwe. Probably the best espresso in Lilongwe (I know, that's not saying much, but go with it), quite good sandwiches and pastries, and a great hangout site. They even have secure parking,...More

Thank djmcmath
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The food here is absolutely amazing!!!! For those with food sensitivities it's also a great food experience. Their soul bowl ( has the best eggplant I've ever tasted in my life) is to die for. And their halloumi and avocado spread sandwich is worth giving...More

Thank kristely b
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great to find somewhere quiet, green (not dusty!) and pleasant outside eating in Malawi, where kids can run freely.. We arrived early afternoon, with the drawback a number of menu items and drink items were not available/sold out. Hence our rating was affected! Maybe another...More

Thank Margot P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
08:30 - 16:30
09:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Gable End. 90/2/43, Lilongwe, Malawi
  • Location: Africa  >  Malawi  >  Central Region  >  Lilongwe
  • Phone Number: +265 997 95 84 45
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Situated at The Gable End complex, Lark offers a range of salads, wraps, sandwiches and burgers, (and a weekly specials board) all with a healthy twist! Childrens menu available, as are milkshakes, home made iced teas, fresh juices, coolers and delicious coffees - including "Red" coffees. The only supplier in Lilongwe of Satemwa Tea Estate's fusion teas! Childrens playground on site too!
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