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“California in Africa”
Review of Calafia Cafe

Calafia Cafe
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Gisenyi
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $8
Description: Calafia Cafe is a purveyor of fresh food fast and delicious drinks in a soulful space by the lake. Offering gourmet sandwiches, salads, smoothies, cocktails, tapas and exquisite coffee. An beautiful place to stay and soak up the best Gisenyi has to offer, or to swing by and pick up a take away lunch for trekking or car rides. Located near the Grande Barriere on the lakefront road in town.
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Description: Calafia Cafe is a purveyor of fresh food fast and delicious drinks in a soulful space by the lake. Offering gourmet sandwiches, salads, smoothies, cocktails, tapas and exquisite coffee. An beautiful place to stay and soak up the best Gisenyi has to offer, or to swing by and pick up a take away lunch for trekking or car rides. Located near the Grande Barriere on the lakefront road in town.
Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

Congo is less than a mile away yet you can get a great coffee and choc chip cookies!!
This has a real west coast vibe, not surprising given the owners of the place.
Disappointed by lack of de caff coffee. Reasonable explanation, if slightly precious!!
USA/European prices but if you want time out of Africa this is for you!

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed February 4, 2016

Lovely café, great vibe, décor and location. Great stopover in/out of Goma. My only advice would be that they need a bigger sign as we only found it following directions from one of the owners. Would highly recommend this place!!

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Hugh P
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Reviewed January 23, 2016 via mobile

Food is really nice if not on the light side
Mostly for breakfast and lunch
The service is excellent which is pretty rare in the city
You should definitely go there if you are in the city

Date of visit: January 2016
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Reviewed January 10, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best food, coffee, cocktails and service that you'll find in Rwanda. Super convenient from Goma, just a 10 minute walk across the border

Date of visit: January 2016
1  Thank penguinwarrior
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Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We went there for dinner and we were surprised that the stairs to the cafe were lined with lettuce fields. It turned out later that they grow their own organic vegetables ☺.
The food is cafe food, sandwiches and salads, but very tasty and fresh. The portions are large enough that I had enough in a salad (I'm 1,85 and weigh 86 kg☺). The interior has a inner city hipster cafe vibe located in an old colonial building. If I come back I'll definitely eat there again.

Date of visit: January 2016
Thank Kristof K
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