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Kacyiru: Rooftop, Kigali Public Library \\ Kimihurura Opp | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 350 530
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
07:30 - 21:00All hours
Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Kacyiru: Rooftop, Kigali Public Library \\ Kimihurura Opp | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my favorite spot in all of Kigali! The ambiance is airy, relaxed, and cozy. The balcony seats provide a remarkable view of Kigali while the inside seating surrounds you with books and artwork. I read, sipped on delicious, freshly made hot tea, and...More

Thank Badia A
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I stayed for over a month in Kigali, and this was definitely my favorite spot. To be honest, I think I came here every single day of my stay in the city. As for me it was an ideal place to work on my paper,...More

Thank mmeb0vary
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Very relaxing environment with a great view of Kacyiru. Many book available to read while you wait. There's very little to choose from in terms of menu options but there are decent dishes available. Unfortunately there's No alcohol served here and we had to wait...More

Thank Nigel P
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Our group of nine arrived here for lunch and were served with drinks of our choice and were given some guacamoles and chips to snack on while we waited for our food. When the meals arrived, they were well done, tasted fresh and worth every...More

Thank sagmekzie
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

My friend and I visited the location on top of the Kigali Public Library and very much enjoyed our experience. The location was quiet and modern, with great views and fresh juices. We didn't try the food, but it looked delicious. A great place for...More

Thank Cate W
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Shokola is located in a nice area, and the spot on which it is built is nicely tucked into trees. You don't get much of a view of the city but what you do get is a sense of almost being hidden away from everything....More

Thank pidort
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I visited the Shokola on the roof of the Kigali Public Library. (They have at least one other location in Kigali.) Nice atmosphere and lovely view, although it's a bit of a climb to reach the roof. The coffee (cappuccino) was mediocre, however, and they...More

Thank Phil C
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I was working nearby and this was recommended as a good place for lunch. And sure enough.....it certainly was! They have a pretty extensive menu, with salads, sandwich type dishes and more. The fruit smoothies were particularly good, and I made that a regular item...More

Thank DanFreeman
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Very nice and tranquil place with excellent food that is a mix of local and Western. Great fresh juices. The brunch in the weekend is highly recommended!

Thank Mirka63
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a relaxed place for a drink and choice Shokola as it looked like it had a great view on top of the library. The entrance is a little difficult to locate and you need to walk behind the library and climb...More

Thank Josephoz
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  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kacyiru: Rooftop, Kigali Public Library \\ Kimihurura Opp | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 788 350 530
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