Hangout Places in Kampala City

Here are the 10 best places to hang out in Kampala, from coffee shops to bars, malls to cinemas. 

In this article, we present a list of the 10 best places to hang out in Kampala, from cafés to bars to hangouts in malls, hotels, cinemas, and restaurants.

Sadly, our list won’t even be able to exhaust all the beautiful places you could hang out in and just “chill’’ with your friends or family. 

However, the ten that we’re sharing are the places that will give you experiences you won’t be able to find anywhere else in Kampala city.

Let’s get straight into them. Listed below are the top ten hangout places in Kampala.

Café Javas Kampala

Café Javas Kampala

Most café Javas outlets in Kampala offer the best customer service. It’s one of the best places to meet in Kampala. And it doubles as the best place to dine in Kampala as well.

They have a very rich menu from which to order. For a morning Meetup, you and your friends can order breakfast combos that consist of steak, waffles, Irish potatoes, eggs, juice, and maybe a cup of English tea. 

They also have the best chicken and burrito vegetable samosas in Kampala.

The setting is ideal for a comfortable meal, and the architecture is stunning. We recommend this hangout place for groups, families, and couples.

Izumi Restaurant & Lounge

izumi restaurant & lounge kampala

If you’re looking for a great place to hang out with friends, try Izumi Restaurant & Lounge. They are located on Upper Kololo Terrace, Kampala.

They have a vegetarian-friendly meal option including Japanese, Sushi, and Thai. Also, their desserts and cocktails are a must-try.

The restaurant is spacious and airy, and its setup is very classy. The seating areas are all well-lit, giving you the perfect photos should you choose to take any. They also have enough parking space, so you won’t go through the trouble of finding one.

La Paroni’s Choma Point

La Paroni’s Choma Point

This hangout is on Parliamentary Ave., Kampala. The bar and restaurant are conveniently situated in the heart of the city. It’s a beautiful setting for hanging out with friends and enjoying a few drinks, possibly some pastries, and even supper if you choose. 

Additionally, If you enjoy live music, there is a dynamic band that plays. You can choose to sit inside or outside, and both settings have a pleasant atmosphere. The waitresses are also friendly and very professional.

It’s a good place to host parties such as birthday parties, baby showers, and even bridal showers.


mythos restaurant kampala

Mythos, a restaurant located in Kololo is one of those unique places in Kampala. Their dishes are mostly international, consisting of Greek food and a few local dishes from Uganda. 

The interior of this place is not one to forget. It looks like a place from Greece or Cyprus. It’s a good location for family dinners or business dinners. 

Their food is also reasonably priced and it doesn’t long before you’re served. It’s a good place to relax, enjoy international dishes, and have a drink.

CHAPTER One Restaurant, Protea Hotel

chapter one restaurant protea hotel kampala

This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have a bar which is the ideal place for guests wanting to enjoy sundowners, pre-dinner cocktails, or have get-togethers with colleagues.

It’s also the best place to hold a business or conference meeting without that many interruptions. We recommend this hangout to anyone looking for a classy place to relax and one that serves delicious food and drinks.

Holy Crepe

Holy Crepe

Holy Crepe on Lubbobo Close, Kampala. It offers breathtaking views of Kampala city both day and night time. It’s also a nice place to unwind and renew the mind. The food served is reasonably priced and tasty too. When you visit, we recommend you try crepes. 

At night the pool area looks so beautiful with the lighting around. This is a great location for a date or just some quiet reflection time.

The Lawns

the lawns kampala menu

The Lawns located in Kololo, Kampala is the best place to hang out if you love game meat. They offer food from around the continent that is combined with local ingredients to produce fusion pleasures while blending views of the urban landscape, golf course, and lush tropical garden.

 While you enjoy their unique preparations of a wide selection of meat options, you will feel comfortable and at home. It’s a good location to unwind, and delight, while allowing their gardens, furnishings, food, and wine to transport you to a magical place.

The Patio Cafe & Restaurant

The Patio Cafe & Restaurant kampala

Ntinda Rd, Kampala is where it’s located. A Patio is a place of elegance, exquisite cuisine, and a brief respite from the grind. 

The owners of this popular hangout spot in Kampala developed an open-to-the-sky paradise in Ntinda, Kampala, to offer guests a singular experience in many ways.

The Patio Café, the Restaurant, and the Bar are located around their lovely patio. They offer delectable cuisine, an extraordinary dining experience, and mind-blowingly wonderful drinks. 

Here, you can enjoy spending time with loved ones in their comfortable sitting area!

Mad Hatters – Restaurant & Bar

Mad Hatters – Restaurant & Bar

Mad Hatters is located on Bandali Rise, Kampala. It’s a great place to hang out for Sunday brunch. They serve the best drinks and food in town.

You can choose from a variety of fresh fruit, shrimp cocktail, smoked pizza scrambled eggs, home fries, bacon, pancakes, French toast, an omelette station, the vegetable of the day, a starch like mashed potatoes or red bliss potatoes, or rice, pasta, and a protein dish (fish, turkey, chicken). 

A station serving sweets, bagels, muffins, and toast is also available. Almost all juices, coffee, and tea are included on the menu. They also serve cold beers which are perfect for an evening out.

Cafesserie Acacia Mall

Cafesserie Acacia Mall

Cafesserie is a restaurant located at the entrance of Acacia mall in Kampala, Uganda. It’s the ideal location for a meetup, date, or hangout.

This roadside restaurant is well known for its pastries and ice cream. They also serve tasty pork chops and chips and a variety of juices. Everything at this place is made using fresh ingredients only and their portions are fulfilling. 

It’s a good place to relax after watching a movie with friends at the Acacia Mall Cinema which is right above Cafesserie.


These are the best places to hang out in Kampala right now, based on our research. New places spring out now and then and you can always check those out too. But before you do so, you must first visit the ones we’ve just shared. 

Our list even includes places to hang out for free in Kampala, places to hang out at night in Kampala, and cool places to visit in Kampala. We hope you enjoy it!