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Cafe Gourmand

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Avenue de France, Bujumbura, Burundi
+257 22 27 72 45
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Went there for a Sunday brunch and had a very difficult time choosing something to eat because it all looked so good! We ate on the rooftop patio in the gorgeous sunshine and had great views of the city. On the way out purchased some bakery items for later and was not disappointed!

Thank Mary Anne S
Kigali, Rwanda
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

this place is best for hangout with friends for coffee and some sandwich or the best is icecream .... Our Group is using this place for many get together and we are happy to say that each time we get the proper service and the staff are really helpfull

Thank mikulbasant
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Burundi is in the midst of a serious political crisis which is decimating the economy but miraculously Cafe Gourmand continues to provide excellent food, pastries and breads. The big draw for me is their wonderful mango smoothie and their rooftop terrace but the short menu has lovely salads, sandwiches and deserts as well.

Thank NJB48
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

i know some people will say accidents may happen, but i think things like that should never happen in a place like Cafe Gourmand, supposedly the best place in Burundi. lets be honest first, Gourmand is not a restaurant to be compared with other places, it is mainly a cafe & bakery. anyway back to my main story! April 2nd,... More 

Thank Dorah M
Post Falls
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016 via mobile

We visited Burundi again for a week and of course had to stop at Cafe Gourmand. It was as fabulous as the first time we were here. Actually ended up here quite a few times in our week. This time we tried more than just the pastries and ice cream. We also had some of the various breads. Everything we... More 

Thank Stefanie B
Bujumbura, Burundi
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Best place for food in Bujumbura. Ummmm! Everything so mouth-watering. An international feel. Nobody should leave Bujumbura without going to this place.

Thank AlkaKolipakam
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

You will love the pastries, sandwiches and drinks here. High standards in preparing the food. Good view of city from rooftop.

Thank Rick M
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

It has to be one of my favourite patisserie. Whenever I feel like something sweet that is done just right I know exactly where to go. It also has a lovely setting to relax in and with the added benefit of wifi you can spend a whole morning there.

Thank Ariane B
Bujumbura, Burundi
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

it really blow my mind every time i taste the cakes, the pastries they offer, amazing taste, can't really deny that, and all the friends and family that i brought them here will tell you the same thing, the setting on the roof is also nice, but can't really be considered as a restaurant, doesnt have that menu for food,... More 

Thank Nader B
Bujumbura, Burundi
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

The patisserie of cafe Gourmand is one of the best in the East African region and I enjoy their delicacies very much. Most of the visitors to Bujumbura are highly impressed by their quality. We are truly blessed to have it in Bujumbura.

Thank Ena R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $15
Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, 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
"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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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