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Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia

Bertil Harding Highway | Next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 377 4022
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good16%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, African, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bertil Harding Highway | Next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
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1. Great Art and Good Food
"The Gaya Art Cafe is an oasis of glamour and luxury serving good food"
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2. Best Cheesecake in Gambia
"Coffee and Cheesecake"
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3. Vegetarian & Nice Ambiance
"Easily the finest restaurant in Kololi."
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1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Meal is always on point and there is always something new to try but still have the timeless favourites on the menu! Dessert always reminds of the movie chocolat! Staff are just the right amount of friendly and observant and decor ... well it's a...More

Thank nutnhoneyb
Restaurant's Favorite
Reviewed 1 week ago

Step into the air conditioned restaurant and you find yourself out of the hectic pace of life outside the doors. With the friendly staff greeting me on arrival I begin to relax. I order the best ginger drink in the country and then walk around...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Gaya Art Cafe is still my favourite restaurant in The Gambia. From the very warm welcome upon arrival, cool atmosphere, ambience, friendly staff and ultimately; delicious food of the highest standard...you will be awed. This restaurant is one of the gems of The Gambia and...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Hidden on amongst the chaos of Senegambia is this hidden Jewel. Not only is it a lovely restaurant but a beautiful piece of art! A must see!!!

Thank MTH124
Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaya Art Café is one of my favorite places to eat in The Gambia. The food is delicious and the environment is friendly and creative. I’ve had some great and memorable evenings with groups, friends, or on my own at Gaya. The atmosphere is great...More

Thank 2017amba
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious cuisine, a variety of selection, impeccable service and what's the most important, the atmosphere which is a vintage ambiance with African elements. The owners of the restaurant are the most delightful couple, who always make their guests feel special. We lived in The Gambia...More

Thank TheCornishes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic setting and delicious variety of mouthwatering food especially the seafood dishes! Coffee for every taste too!

Thank Angie D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at Gaya Art Cafe is always delicious and delectable. You can tell a lot of effort was put into the menu, preparation and presentation of the food. The owners and wait staff are amazing. I particularly enjoyed the steaks and the desert is...More

Thank bomzyb
Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique experience, where excellent food and good service meets with beautiful art and relaxing set-up.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking into Gaya was quite an experience, my first impressions were breathtaking, trying to absorb all the beautiful artifacts, the sensual aromas, friendly attention of the waiter who made us feel that we had made the right choise for our lunch! The food was delicious...More

Thank milerisn
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Questions & Answers
February 16, 2017|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Hello, we are closed on Sundays, but opened every other evening. Thank you for enquiring
Darren R
November 9, 2016|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Turn right at the top of the Senegambia strip. 50 meters on the right after the craft market. Can't miss it, beautiful trees with large lamps hanging in them at the front and you will see the sign.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bertil Harding Highway | Next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 377 4022
  • E-mail
Situated in the heart of the bustling ''Senegambia'' part of Kololi, yet nicely tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, is a chilled, mellow place where you are assured of having one of the finest dining experiences in The Gambia, and meeting an interesting and sophisticated crowd.Our fresh tempting menu, draws on flavours from the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia, and not forgetting our vegetarian friends, a delightful variety of tasty organic dishes.Our bar, an exciting mix of traditional and modern cocktails, delicious world wines, and a heavenly variety of coffee beans to choose from, all set within a gallery of exquisite African art, contemporary decor pieces, and jewellery on display for sale.Gaya Art Cafe is chic but comfortable, stylish but relaxed, and buzzy but not loud. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, or just lounging on our terrace with a luscious cocktail, or simply having a great shopping experience, there is something for everyone, and much more in between.The place to see, and be seen. Come and enjoy the alluring and intimate ambience of Gaya Art Cafe.Hope to see you soon !
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