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Cafe de Rome

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Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar, Senegal
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6:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cafe de Rome has been around Dakar for decades and while the food is nice, it is not spectacular. Also the waiters were slightly grumpy to start with and only started warming up during the evening.. Would go back but not as my first choice in Dakar.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

I absolutely loved the time that I spent at Cafe de Rome!!! The atmosphere is excellent and the staff is very warm and friendly. Additionally, the food is outstanding and very tasty. I would definitely recommend tourists to visit Cafe de Rome whenever they are in Dakar.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Cafe de Rome has been around Dakar for decades and while the food is nice, it is not spectacular. Also the waiters were slightly grumpy to start with and only started warming up during the evening.. Would go back but not as my first choice in Dakar.

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Had lunch with my girlfriends here the other day, service is always fast, I guess because the business community only have a certain time for lunch, the choice was excellent and the choices were great, I am never sorry to come here…and for a nice coffee and a Chocolate fondant at the end of the meal…well yes its superb …I... More 

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Ahmedabad, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Some great collection of culinary from various European countries made in African style is what greets you here. Good collection of wines and beer too. Overall a nice place for a good meal.

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Ngaparou, Senegal
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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I love the Cafe de Rome as the brasserie-style food and the fast friendly service never disappoints. It's also extremely conveniently located in the heart of the downtown (Plateau) business district of Dakar, so apart from enjoying lunches and dinners there, I also use it as a little oasis between meetings and rendez-vous to drop in and have a beer... More 

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Banjul, Gambia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The restaurant it very nice and provides indoor and outdoor seating. Prices are high, but to be expected in a capital city. The food was excellent.

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Accra, Ghana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This restaurant is set in heart of Dakars centre-ville and is simply amazing....customer service...top-notch,ambience...classy, food...superb, location...ideal, price...expensive but worth every single cent. did i say the food was superb? the starters are copious and the main meals are absolutely delicious(they redefine the phrase "sea food"). Unfortunately, i didnt get the chance to taste the desserts as after my plat principal,... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This restaurant is different than the many other restaurant s in Dakar were bye majority got identical dishes on their Menu. We have eaten at this restaurant many times in the past and have had some fabulous food here, The starters are huge so would well suit anyone with a big appetite. We tried to walk in from the street... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This nice continental restaurant is celebrating its fifteenth year. My first visit there showed why. We got a seat immediately at half past noon, and the service was pretty fast. I got a satisfactory lasagna al forno, and my colleague got a quite good grilled fish. This place is not going to get three stars in Michelin, but at $40... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I ate here a number of times during my recent extended stay in Dakar. It is a true bistro which is hard to find in Senegal. The Italian entries are very good and are reasonably priced. I found it a welcome refuge from the hustle and bustle of Dakar with good and friendly service and comfortable surroundings.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Boulevard de la Republique, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
Open Hours
Monday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:30 pm

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