The Top Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Kigali

Breakfast at Java House
Breakfast at Java House | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger
Brunch, while one of the most important meals of the day, is just starting to make it to Kigali. With the city’s plentiful produce, farm fresh eggs, and excellent bakeries, Kigali’s breakfast and brunch scene is on the rise.

Inzora Rooftop Cafe

Cafe, Vegetarian, Coffee, $$$
Drinks on the Inzora rooftop
Drinks on the Inzora rooftop | Courtesy of Kigali Eats

Even without a large menu, Inzora Rooftop Cafe still provides some of the best brunch and breakfast options in the city. Their yogurt, homemade granola, and passion fruit bowl is always a treat. Additionally, their coffee and fresh baked goods (some gluten-free) cannot be missed.

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Java House

Cafe, Restaurant, Vegetarian, Mexican, Healthy, $$$
Breakfast at Java House
Breakfast at Java House | © Courtesy of Leah Feiger

Open all day, Java House is one of the only places in Kigali with a thorough and dedicated breakfast menu. Smoothies, milkshakes, croissant egg sandwiches, pancakes, and omelettes come recommended, as does their superb location in Kigali Heights.

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All Day, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual, Cosy

J Lynn's

Cafe, Pastries, Vegetarian, Coffee, Tea , $$$

J Lynn’s, previously named ABC Bagel, is the only place to get decent bagels in Kigali. Their homemade doughnuts (try the maple walnut!), chocolate chunk cookies, and fresh salads are also tasty.

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Meal service:

Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual, Cosy, Outdoors

Soko Restaurant at the Marriott

Restaurant, Contemporary, African, Healthy, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Indian
Soko Brunch at the Marriott
Soko Brunch at the Marriott | Courtesy of Kigali Marriott Hotel

The Soko Restaurant, located downstairs in the Kigali Marriott Hotel, offers one of the best brunch buffets in town. Selections of pastries, warm dishes, eggs made-to-order, pancakes, desserts, and more is available, not to mention made-to-order stir fry noodles as well. Their normal breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets are also reliably good.

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Meal service:

All Day, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual, Business

Rz Manna

Bakery, Cafe, Asian, Vegetarian

A Korean bakery in the heart of the Nyarutarama neighborhood, Rz Manna supplies good pastries, smoothies, bagels, and an assortment of breakfast and brunch options. Their cakes are a Kigali favorite.

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Meal service:

All Day, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner

Atmosphere:

Fast Casual, Casual, Cosy