Umut Cafe, Kigali

Umut Cafe

I’m a massively huge fan of Lebanese and Greek food but besides getting greasy doner kebabs way too often in London at 5am after crazy

Choma'd, Kigali


Choma’d opening back in January 2017 behind the Haute Baso clothing and design shop in Nyarutarama. It replaced J. Lynn’s (who moved to Kagugu) and

Just Chill

I love it when a new place in Kigali pleasantly surprises me. Just Chill isn’t brand new, but it’s pretty new to me and when

Habesha, Kigali


Habesha is a relatively new Ethiopian place on the Kigali scene. Well, relative to Lalibela, that has long reigned as the only Ethiopian game in

Mr. Chips, Kigali

Mr. Chips

I can’t believe I’m only writing a review of Mr. Chips right now! I’ve lived in Kigali for just as long as the restaurant has

Riders Lounge, Kigali

Rider’s Lounge

It seemed to take a long time to finally open its doors, but Rider’s Lounge was the final piece of the restaurant puzzle on the

Kiseki, Kigali

Kiseki Japanese

I am ashamed to report that I am truly uncultured in the ways of sushi. I had my first ever piece at some dodgy market

Cocobean, Kigali


Cocobean is a relatively new restaurant in Kacyiru that also doubles as a nightclub and soon(ish?), a place to come to swim. Oh Cocobean, is

Filini, Kigali


The Radisson Blu and the Kigali Convention Centre finally opened late last year amidst much fanfare. I had been wondering if this great dome in

Fat Mama's Kitchen, Kigali

Fat Mama’s Kitchen

Fat Mama’s moved in 2019 to Kimihurura. Some of the food photos below are from their old location but I’ve updated the shots of the

Java House, Kigali

Java House

Flying Air Kenya is rarely a joyous experience, lets face it. Of all of the airlines I fly out of Rwanda, Air Kenya is the

Casa Keza, Kigali

Casa Keza

There’s another new restaurant in Kigali, folks! Well… sort of new. Caza Keza opened its doors back in November and they’ve grown and added a

4 Blooms, Kigali

4 Blooms

4 Blooms is a great little place that’s been around for about a bit over year and I absolutely love what they’ve done with the

Iriba Bar, Marriott, Kigali

Iriba Bar

The Kigali Marriott Hotel opened with a lot of fanfare at the end of 2016 and people have slowly been exploring what it has to

Ubumwe Grande, Kigali

Ubumwe Grande

You’ve probably noticed the huge hotel that has spring up close to UTC in town with the umbrella things on the roof. First it was