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Inzozi Nziza

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main road, between University and town center, Butare, Rwanda
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Good for: Families with children
Description: This ice cream parlour - Rwanda's first-ever - was created through a...
This ice cream parlour - Rwanda's first-ever - was created through a partnership between the owners of an American ice cream business - Blue Marble Ice Cream - a group of women in Butare. While it is a for-profit enterprise, it was developed as a women's economic empowerment initiative. The ice cream is made on-site with local milk, sugar and other ingredients. And it's delicious! A must-stop visit for all visitors to Butare! Visit www.bluemarbledreams.org to learn more.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely Delicious!!!

The ice cream at Inzozi Nziza is almost worth the 2hr drive from Kigali to Butare just to try. They're ice cream is just as good, if not better, than their benefactor Blue Marble in Brooklyn. It's a small shop located right on the side of the main road -- very easy to find. Inzozi Nziza is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
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New York City
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

The ice cream at Inzozi Nziza is almost worth the 2hr drive from Kigali to Butare just to try. They're ice cream is just as good, if not better, than their benefactor Blue Marble in Brooklyn. It's a small shop located right on the side of the main road -- very easy to find. Inzozi Nziza is also the subject... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

A nice place where you can find the best icecream in Rwanda! They have 2 flavors daily and they change them everyday. You can choose the topping and you can add some biscuits or local "sweets". A nice initiative of the owner was to realize a list of the countries from where the clients come, and they have about 20... More 

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Thank rebe_cluj
Iringa Region, Tanzania
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I was SO happy to finally make it to Inzozi Nziza after years of hearing and reading about it. Just what I expected!

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Thank Marisa R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Excellent! Chapati with avocado and egg was fantastic, as is the ice cream. The only thing keeping it from getting 5 stars: it wasn't always open at predictable hours, and didn't have hours posted. But this is a minor, fixable issue. Check it out!

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Thank Andrew G
Kigali, Rwanda
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

It a nice place for people who like sweet stuff, I liked the decoration of the place, its Rwanda design with ibitenge. I liked especially there Banana Cake is so delicious. Please order it , I'm sure you will love it.

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Thank KAREKEZI P
Drammen, Norway
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

This little nice café has delicious ice cream! And I will recommend the super good Chapati with avocado&egg! Cheap and very nice place to visit.

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Thank GTNorway
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We went here to buy ice cream, and got the mix coffee vanilla ice cream! Good ice cream and a reasonable price.

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Thank Torunn H
Arusha T
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101 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I went here with a group tour - id heard about their story with the movie about the nations first female drummers but hadnt been to try their ice-cream. OMG its soft serve icecream with a couple flavours of the day. I think when we were there it was coffee and passionfruit - seriously every single person in our group... More 

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Thank gypsy_traveller2012
Meulebeke, Belgium
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Good soft ice and a nice variety of toppings as well. On the menu they mention a lot of flavors, but there are only two available per day, so don't weep when you can't try out the passion fruit! Staff was very friendly and helpful aside from the communication difficulties.

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Thank SilkeVD
Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I wanted to love this place. Rwanda is not good at ice cream and this place got crazy amazing reviews. Then their ice cream machine broke and they were out of ice cream for months. Finally, I went back with some visitors, ready for ice cream bliss. And it just wasn't. They only have 2 flavors a day. When I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: main road, between University and town center, Butare, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Southern Province  >  Butare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

This ice cream parlour - Rwanda's first-ever - was created through a partnership between the owners of an American ice cream business - Blue Marble Ice Cream - a group of women in Butare. While it is a for-profit enterprise, it was developed as a women's economic empowerment initiative. The ice cream is made on-site with local milk, sugar and other ingredients. And it's delicious! A must-stop visit for all visitors to Butare! Visit www.bluemarbledreams.org to learn more.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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