The Thorn Tree Café is a legendary open-air, bistro-style pavement café that is most famous for its message board located at the center of the restaurant. Legend purports that the Thorn Tree Café – named for a single centrally situated acacia tree – became a makeshift post box for travelers who left mail pinned onto its trunk. ‘Tree mail’ endures despite email and the Thorn Tree Café flourishes as the crossroads of Africa.
From time immemorial the café has been the perfect meeting place for friends and offers a remarkable dining experience in the central business district. It has a deli counter, serves pizzas from a wood-fired oven, fresh juices, beers, the widest range of coffees, and a varied menu that includes popular continental and nouvelle dishes.