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Cafe Gourmand

Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
+257 22 27 72 45
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good35%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pastries” (28 reviews)
“bread” (20 reviews)
“ice cream” (6 reviews)
Open Now
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This time when I was in Bujumbura on 09-November-2018, I assured to visit this lovely cafe, boulangerie et pâtisserie that is a gem in this once again reviving city of Bujumbura. It is situated in the main ville/town. It has a real Belgium touch in...More

Thank Ali_Vazir-Jeffery
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Cafe gourmand is the place to be if you are looking for tasty and delicious icecream! You will be given a taste for your money!

Thank muchiriwanjee13
Reviewed October 2, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised to find such a lovely café in Bujumbura. It must be the nicest coffee house in town. My café mocha was done to precision and the meals were delicious. Great ambience with tastefully chosen furniture and decór. Very cheerful waiters.

Thank David W
Reviewed July 7, 2018

Had lunch there, good selection staff excellent. Also picked up a baguette and patries on another day, delicious. Although they said they accepted credit cards as usual stated machine was not working

Thank Richard W
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

The best patisserie and bakery in town. They have a large variety of items and their service is good. That's a place not to miss when in town

Thank Aslam A
Reviewed May 15, 2018

Nice pace to drink a good coffee. They have the best quality pastries of Bujumbura and wonderful bread which is hard to find anywhere else in Buja.

Thank lucwillems001
Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This cafe surprised me with splendid showcases of cakes and croissants, cappuccino and salty breakfast perfectly set up. You can enjoy it on the terrace as well. Bread is also one of their speciality, respect the cue! Enjoy!

Thank stefano s
Reviewed March 30, 2018

Recommended by our daughter, a resident of Bujumbura, this was a delight and surprise in the heart of the city. The interior is lovely and vibrant, there's an ice-cream cone stand as you enter, and the rooftop seating is comfortable, with quick and friendly service,...More

Thank Chris D
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Actually visited in January 2015. Exceptional French pastries! Hands down best patisserie in East Africa!! I'd say Cafe Brioche in Kigali would be a close second. It's incredible such an establishment could exist in quite honestly what seems like a rough city, having to watch...More

1  Thank NikolosSG
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Dont leave Burundi without tasting and taking some of its delicious pastries. I highly recommend their croissants and eclairs as well as their coffee and bread. The service is great and location is superb!

Thank Ardementozo
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
  • Location: Africa  >  Burundi  >  Bujumbura Mairie Province  >  Bujumbura
  • Phone Number: +257 22 27 72 45
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"This authentic French boulangerie-patisserie offers freshly baked treats and a range of savoury pastries. Le Café Gourmand is open 7 days a week for eat-in or take-out. ["Gourmand" has an interesting history, literally translated as "greedy", how can a negative connotation can be associated with happiness on a plate?! The word is now used to describe one who has a love for fine food!]Indulge in a unique taste-bud tingling experience in the heart of Africa - be a gourmand! "
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