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Address: Kigali, Rwanda
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250252571314
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 6:30 pm

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Best Coffee in Kigali

My husband and I slightly argue whether the best coffee in Kigali is found at Question or at the book store but this amazing book store with cafe has wonderful staff, yummy eats... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Heidi A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I slightly argue whether the best coffee in Kigali is found at Question or at the book store but this amazing book store with cafe has wonderful staff, yummy eats and the best coffee in Kigali

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Thank Heidi A
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Whenever I visit a city or a country, I try to always visit bookstores, and find authors from that country, or music from that country. The Ikirezi bookstore was a very well-furnished bookstore, and the staff was very knowledgeable. I found Rwandan authors, African authors, and world-renowned ones. There was a good section on the history of the country, the... More 

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Thank deboraflowers
Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

It is good to have places you can get documentation on most of subjects and especially on the wildlife and the general knowlege

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Thank Samsafarisrwanda
Kigali, Rwanda
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The place is ideal to go and read for a while or work on your computer. Teas are pretty good so are the sandwichs. It has a nice view of Kigali

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Thank katypugaca
Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

So nice I visited twice! The coffee is good and the view is spectacular. The variety of books, gifts and overall organic feel is welcoming. Moreover, you will bump into a all types of people who are there to work, chat or simply enjoy and absorb. This is what a real coffee house/ bookstore should be.

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Thank drbobbbi
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

With a wide range of local, regional and international titles, Ikirezi is without a doubt the best bookstore in Rwanda. You can also pick up some great hand made cards and souvenirs. Well worth visiting when in Kigali.

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Thank David T
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

Ikirezi has an outstanding selection of books in English, Kinyarwanda, and French. I was able to locate some hard-to-find novels written by Rwandans about the Rwandan Genocide of 1994. There is also a wide selection of stationery.

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Thank Kazubwenge
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

Visiting Ikirezi bookstore is one of my favourite activities in Kigali. The bookshop offers a wonderful selection of books about Rwanda in specific and Africa and other countries in general. When done with shopping, a visit to Ikirezi's roof terrace is highly recommended!

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Thank Mirka63
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

I love Ikirezi (named after its founder). It's a brilliant bookshop with titles in English, French and Kinyarwanda. Plenty for adults and children, as well as a craft shop and café. Inzora café serves home baked cookies and cake with a selection of tea and coffee, and they have a really nice rooftop area with sofas you can sprawl on... More 

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Thank Ishuheri
Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

A1 owner and the bookstore is great -- often receiving a new stock of up to date titles in fiction, non-fiction and classics. Both stores are fantastic and the owner should be commended for providing such a service in both cities, linked historically and culturally.

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