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“Convenient. Good food. Poor service.”
Review of Bon Arrivee - CLOSED

Bon Arrivee
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Gaborone, Botswana
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Convenient. Good food. Poor service.”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Bon Arrivee is your best option for a coffee, salad, cake or meal while waiting for a flight from Maun Airport.

The coffee is really good. So are the cakes. And salads.

The decor is all aviation-related and will keep you entertained / interested for some time.

And time you will need! Because their service is slow, slower, slowest. A real pity as this - and the non-existent air conditioning and filthy washrooms - this really pulls the place down!

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Berkeley
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Solid food, service a bit slow”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

Food is definitely pretty decent, but it does take a little while for them to serve. Very nice staff though.

Visited March 2013
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Okavango Delta, Botswana
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Convenient & Good value”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

I've only had a BLT, apple pie and breakfast here. Great coffee, terrible milkshakes. Cool vibe and most convenient location. Sure they have the monopoly but if you have a few hours to spare in Maun then grab a coffee and check out their daily cakes. If you have more time I'd suggest going out of town for a meal with a view (ORL)

Visited January 2013
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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481 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“1 minute from the airport”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

If you're a peckish after the arrival with Air Botswana you can have a quick burger or a light salade here. But don't expect gourmet standard or even African spices - the food is very basic and tastes like the produce of cafeterias all over the world; dull, actually.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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139 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“A little hidden gem”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Its not easy finding somewhere suitsble to eat with teenagers and younger children in tow, when you are travelli through some of the smaller towns in Africa. So if you find yourself in Maun, Botswana head to the local airport and find Bon Arrivee accross from the main entrance of the airport. This restaurant is a favourite with local pilots, with friendly staff serving locals and tourists in fake flit uniforms. The food is really good, large portions and not expensive. Cheerful and relaxed in decor it is also one of the few places in africa that we saw which served cakes and delicious desserts. A real treat!

Only word of caution is that like all service in Africa, allow yourself time to get fed.

  • Visited January 2013
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