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La Galette

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16 Av Pompidou City Centre | 1 block West of Hotel Pl. Independance, Dakar, Senegal
33 821 3340
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50 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

ordered margeritas for lunch. excellent. highly recommended. thin base with good amount of cheese blend.

Thank nishal p
Dakar, Senegal
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

We went recently for lunch having read about the place in a travel book. The sandwiches are downstairs at the counter or upstairs in the tea room, where we ended up. There is a proper restaurant upstairs opposite the tea room, but it doesn't do sandwiches. We got clubs and "potatoes " (actually fries). The service was prompt and polite.... More 

Thank Rick T
Bucharest, Romania
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181 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2016

A quality patisserie, tea house, cake shop and more --and its bang in the middle of town and 2 mins walk from place de l'independance. be prepared for a line up to chose and pay if you are going during meal times (breakfast, lunch, diner)

Thank yellowsubmarine117
Atlanta, GA
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272 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I fell in love with La Galette. We stopped in most morning during our week stay in Dakar. I got in a routine of ordering my almond croissant downstairs and heading upstairs to get my Jeune Bleu tea. At first I was annoyed that I had to go to separate places to order breakfast but it became apart of the... More 

Thank cstocker
Aix-en-Provence, France
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2016

NOthing special, the people are ok, the food is ok, the wifi is ok... if you are in the area and you want to take a moment to relax, this place is ok.

Thank happy9710
Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Fantastic steak. Fantastic juices. Great desserts. I cannot give this place enough stars. I would walk here from my hotel.

Thank njorogekui
Dakar, Senegal
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Very nice clean, good service restaurant, cafe and all round cake shop! Obviously very popular with locals too. HIgh standards, and welcoming. Recommended for a meal or just coffee.

Thank Bucephalas
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2013

the place serves mostly non veg food, but is hell of an expensive for the quality and standard of food on offer.. should be avoided if possible.

Thank shaniraval
Waterloo, Canada
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2012

Its not "manger sur place" Its take away patisserie, sandwicherie. They did not have many choices for vegetarians, but yes, I liked their croissants, pain aux chocolat, and pain aux raisin. Its not pricey according to the standards of Dakar restaurants. A croissant will cost you around 65 US cents, and pain aux chocolat around 80 cents.

Thank Sunil M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2012

If you are in downtown Dakar, try the Galette for Brk lunch or dinner. The Goat Cheese Salad (at the tea room) is one of the best salads I'v ever eaten. The 3 course meal at the proper restaurant was easily the most pleasurable meal I've ever had for about $16. They even gave a free espresso. Try the Pain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Av Pompidou City Centre | 1 block West of Hotel Pl. Independance, Dakar, Senegal
  • Location: Africa  >  Senegal  >  Dakar Region  >  Dakar
  • Phone Number: 33 821 3340

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