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Prester Building | Plot No. 922, Boulevard De L'Umuganda, Kigali, Rwanda
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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All hours
Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Kigali, Rwanda
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Magda is one on the few places in Kigali, where I can place an order and the waiter may not come back to tell me that they ran out of it. They somehow manage to have their basics in place. The waiters are attentive (compared to other places in Kigali). Their salads are really nice, their coffee is excellent, their... More 

Thank AlexandraFromKigali
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice indoor gem with good coffee and tasty food. Try its mocca cofee and salad, it's superb. Just wish it has more air inside. It's summer and seems no AC was on.

Thank Patar T
Stockholm County, Sweden
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

In a city that is trying hard to improve service delivery, Magda stands out as one of the veterans of excellent service. The impeccable service is matched by the super quality of food and the extensive array of pastries. Did i say good service? Well the couple that owns the place seem to genuinely care how their customers feel and... More 

1 Thank Gabriel9431
Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Stopped by for a quick business meeting. 3 of us, received quick service and although they were out of chocolate ice cream that day, I had a delicious vanilla sundae. And my companion had a delicious fruit smoothie. The service was attentive and reasonably fast. We saw people who seemed to have settled in for a few hours of work,... More 

Thank RwandaFan
Kigali, Rwanda
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Here is my favorite place so very calm. African tea was very delicious. Also you can read a lot newspaper. It will stay always a long time.

Thank jonah655
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Magda cafe is good for their cappuccino and a large variety of salads.. The service are very quick and friendly, the prices are a bit high compared to other coffee bar + a slow WIFI

Thank Hirwa D
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Magda cafe had its hay day but it is now down especially as it has not evolved to compete with the new coffee shops.

Thank Yakalele
Arusha T
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102 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Have had some delicious, fresh and healthy salads here. Its opp Discover Youth Hostel so handy for travellers who needs a hit from cheap nasty food. Service is great and has wifi. Only open during the day as far as I know. Great value.

Thank gypsy_traveller2012
London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very good coffee, OK pastries/cakes but a slighly sombre and dark place - don't expect to be excited....but delivers the basics pretty well. Cafe Nero across the street is MUCH better in terms of atmospher, and the quality of the coffee is better. But good luck to Magda

Thank Keith C
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Magda has incredibly warm and friendly staff, the wifi works most of the time and they make excellent coffee, I became a regular as it is located right opposite the Hostel. Their breakfasts were always fresh and they would happily help exchange certain items for other things on the menu. Loved it

Thank Wesley M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prester Building | Plot No. 922, Boulevard De L'Umuganda, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: 0788305466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?