New Fiesta

New Fiesta

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This cute, little cafe is popular with friends who live in the Remera area. Some have said they practically live here and I’m sure if I live out on this side of town I’d hang out here a lot too. It doesn’t have the comfy seating or atmosphere as my favourite Kiyovu hang out Shokola, but it has booths in the front part, a nice sitting area in the back, the staff are exceptionally friendly and the food is good.

The burger is homemade, tasty, and really big. It comes with fried onions, tomatoes and lettuce on a fresh bun. The fish brochettes were actually battered, rolled up strips of fish which was an unusual way to do things and meant you got a lot of fish.

Fish BrochetteThe first time I came here I ordered an iced mocha drink and was pretty impressed with it. The right amount of coffee, whip creamy and chocolatey goodness. The next time I came they didn’t have ice so I settle for a fresh orange juice (which was pretty good). The most recent time I once again ordered an ice mocha and was served a drink with a mountain of whipped cream on top which looked promising (and slightly intimidating). But the drink itself didn’t seem to have any coffee in it at all and just a bit of chocolate… so I was left with a glass of icey but awful tasting UHT milk with a slight hint of chocolate. I asked for a bit more chocolate and they came back with a whole new drink (or at least mine topped up) complete with a new mountain of whipped cream. Still no coffee, but this time there was enough chocolate in the thing so I couldn’t taste the milk too much. I ate a lot of whipped cream that day.

Hamburger - Rwf 2,500It’s a pretty affordable place to eat, as Kigali cafes go. Blended drinks that would cost up to Rwf 4,000 at Bourbon only cost 2,500 here and are pretty tasty. A burger and fries costs Rwf 2,500, brochette meals cost Rwf 3,000 and samosas are only Rwf 250 each, as compared to 500 at most other places. If you check out the cafe prices in Kigali page, you’ll see that they’re one of the cheaper options.

I have a few friends who live at this place and rave about it. I’m not completely sold on the place just yet based on my milky, coffee-less, iced mocha with more whipped cream than a person should ever consume in one sitting. But the service is really friendly and the food is good so I’ll be back next time I’m wandering the streets of Remera at lunchtime.

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About Kirsty

A Canadian who left in 2001 to wander around the world in search of sun, beautiful views and goat brochettes. Found Kigali in July 2010 and it seems like the perfect fit. I expect to be here until I get kicked out for defiantly walking on the grass while wearing flip flops.