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10 Top Restaurants in Yaoundé

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It’s easy to find decent restaurants in Yaoundé, but some have built a solid reputation serving local and international dishes. Boutique restaurants all over the city have added new experiences to dining, with some going all the way, with live music, games for kids and the opportunity to fish your own lunch.

Boukarou Lounge

Bar, Deli, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Juice Bar, African, American, European, $$$
This mini village in the middle of town comes complete with trees, handcrafted furniture, chirping birds and one of the most exciting menus in Cameroon. Food is cooked in an open kitchen, with pizza and bread baked on the spot. They serve tasty salads and beef dishes, while international acts regularly join their live band.
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Meal service:

All Day

Atmosphere:

Arty, Boutique, Casual, Open Kitchen, Outdoors, Relaxed, Romantic, Traditional, Family Friendly, Nightlife

Istanbul Turkish Restaurant

Cafe, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Juice Bar, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, $$$
Istanbul is the place to go for kebabs, shawarma and pizza. They draw in many expats from Bastos and have a following across Yaoundé. You can eat at the restaurant or grab a meal to take home.
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Meal service:

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeaway, Brunch, Afternoon Tea

Atmosphere:

Casual

Le Safoutier

Hotel Restaurant, African, American, European
Hilton Hotel’s Le Safoutier has a wide variety of fresh food and desserts, and excellent service. Their buffet is a mixture of African, French and European delights, they serve delicious coffee and a good supply of fresh fruits is always ready on demand. The restaurant is decorated with a wide collection of African art and has a lovely view of Hilton Hotel’s garden.
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La Pizzeria

Cafe, Pizzeria, Restaurant, Italian
La Pizzeria is an Italian restaurant in Yaoundé that makes delicious pizzas, pasta dishes and bruschetta, while it also serves a top-notch cappuccino. It caters to a growing multicultural clientele that enjoys the interaction opportunities La Pizzeria has to offer. They’re one of the best Italian restaurants in Cameroon.
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Le Café de Yaoundé

Restaurant, African, European, Italian
Heavy art decoration with artefacts and an overgrown garden make this an interesting setting for a meal. The menu is equally eclectic, with Italian, Mediterranean and European dishes.
Permanently closed
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Meal service:

Brunch, Lunch, Late Night

Atmosphere:

Arty, Relaxed, Romantic, Casual, Traditional

La Marmite du Boulevard

Restaurant, African, $$$
This airy restaurant at the Hilton Shopping Complex is found along Yaoundé’s 20 May Boulevard. They have a buffet with African and foreign dishes and it’s a good place to relax and enjoy the city after visiting some of the attractions nearby.
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Cosy Pool

Bar, Restaurant, African, French, European, $$$
Cosy Pool delivers what the name suggests: a cosy, intimate location, with tables around a small garden pool you can walk across. The setting is deliberately romantic and the French menu comes with a decent selection of wines and cocktails.
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Bois d’Ebene

Bar, Restaurant, African, $$$
Bois d’Ebene is an experience in itself: quality live music accompanies local dishes in a vibrant atmosphere that will crown your weekend. Here you’ll find grilled fish and shrimps, saucy beef with miondo and fried plantains, and whole meals like ndolé, eru and gombo. If the food makes you want to sing, you can join the live band.
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These recommendations were updated on August 13, 2018 to keep your travel plans fresh.