This coffee shop was established in 2007 in order to present the finest Arabica Bourbon Coffees from the region. Buying its beans directly from the five regions in Rwanda, Bourbon serves coffee with a signature tastes ranging from chocolate and spice to berry and jasmine. Bourbon has since opened several elegant stores across Kigali and the USA which surpass all expectations. Order a custom drink, match it with a fresh-baked pastry or a delicious snack and explore complex tastes of the highest quality.
Located in Kacyiru, this cafe is well known for its attentive staff, quiet ambiance and creative menu. There are lots of options to choose from here and specialties you won’t find anywhere else. Magda Café is ideal for a quick business meeting, quality time with your friends and family or a hideout to read your book. For the hungry ones, the wide range of delicious snacks, salads, soups and desserts will hit the spot.
Boulevard l’Umuganda, Kacyiru, Kigali, +250 788305466
Formerly called African Bagel Company, this spot is without a doubt the coziest hangout in town. J. Lynn’s is more than just a place to satisfy your coffee cravings. It is also where women are trained to be business entrepreneurs so that they can sustain themselves and their families. Order your drink and choose among their heavenly fresh doughnuts, tasty bagel sandwiches and numerous other delicacies.
If you are a coffee addict, this is the right place for you. Dedicated to your favorite drink, Café Neo represents a modern and vibrant approach to celebrating Africa’s rich heritage. Sourced from the shores of Lake Kivu, each bean is nurtured and roasted to perfection, producing the perfect cup. Celebrate the return of coffee to its African roots in the most welcoming atmosphere.
KG 7 (Boulevard Umuganda), Kigali, +250 789099683
It started as collaboration between Korea Cooperative Agency and Handong Global University and quickly became one of the city’s most beloved cafes. A mixed aroma of coffee, pastries and fresh juice will lead you to the doors of Rz MANNA. An equally impressive taste will ensure you return. An outstanding service and mellow tunes in the background only add to a guaranteed good experience.
KG 9 AV 10, Nyarutarama, Kigali, +250 789 184 448
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