Most restaurants in Cameroon will serve the traditional favourites like ndolé, pepper soup, roasted fish, fufu corn, njama njama, achu, kati kati, water fufu and eru. Some have gone a bit further, introducing new recipes and experimenting with new ingredients. The number of places that serve foreign meals is also growing. For the best experience, visit these top 10 restaurants in Cameroon.
Le Biberon Bamenda
Bistro, African, American, Salad Bar, Fast Food, $$$
Hiding in plain sight at Foncha Junction, this bistro should be more popular than it is. Beautifully crafted bamboo and wood hide this paradise that serves fish and chips, grilled chicken, mushroom salad and pepper soup and plays the best music you’ll hear anywhere in Cameroon. Le Biberon has taken it a step further by organically growing their own food. Its small tables encourage intimacy, and the evening comes with just the right mood for a perfect date. It comes highly recommended.
Simbock, on the outskirts of Yaoundé, is the ideal setting for cultivated ponds that grow fresh fish. The thatched huts and traditional setting are the best place to enjoy fresh food with family and friends on a day out.
This is a lovely place to go to for a whole cultural experience. Great live music accompanies local dishes in a vibrant atmosphere that will crown your weekend. There’s grilled fish and shrimps, beef and sauce with miondo and fried plantains and whole meals like ndole, eru and gombo. If the food makes you want to sing, you can join in with the live band.
Smoothies, cocktails, natural juice, burgers, vegetarian food and milkshakes in Limbe’s Wildlife Centre all contribute to an interesting outdoor experience. It’s also a good place to shop for souvenirs.
This is simply one of the best places to eat in Cameroon. Their food is top quality and the service second to none. Their staff are very attentive and will make an effort to please you if what you want is not on the menu. They also serve a variety of wines and are not afraid to give local dishes a modern edge. You’ll find local food here that is not available in many places.
Iya is an urban venue that gives a modern spin to traditional Cameroonian dishes. They focus on meals whose ingredients are in season. There’s a grill and the bar serves cocktails. The restaurant has embraced the city’s reputation as a centre for cultural advancement, hosting art and music events.
Those who go to Havana Room have a passion for its Cuban menu, music, rum and cocktails, and of course its famous cigars. You’ll be sure to enjoy the gamba, pasta, salad and mojitos. The restaurant has evolved into something of a social club, with returning guests who enjoy the conversation as well as the sport at weekends.
There are many shops here selling fresh roasted fish, shrimps, crabs and snails along what remains of Limbe’s sea port. Drinks are expensive, so maybe you’re paying to get lost in the endless sight of the Atlantic Ocean.
Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, French, European, $$$
Dining by the sea makes sense when you’re enjoying the fine cuisine of this great place, located on the beach at Kribi. The chef uses fresh local ingredients and sea harvest to deliver great local, French and European favourites. The attentive staff can also deliver food to your hotel.