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Kacyiru: Rooftop, Kigali Public Library \\ Kimihurura Opp | Kacyiru, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 350 530
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07:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 21:00
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Kigali, Rwanda
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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I just don't get why people go to Shokola: it is average at everything, not great at anything. Nice view, but a bit blocked, nice food, but too expensive, no beer just freakishly expensive drinks. Am I missing something?

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Thank Barrett_Nash
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, seating options, and views. As others have noted, service can be particularly slow at times, but not enough to turn me away.

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Thank Nick H
Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Living in Kigali now for 6 months and after visiting so many cafes Shokola is by far my favourite - Great atmosphere,Beautiful view at Kacyiru Branch ,Delicious food ( try their chicken masala or Grilled chicken salad) and their peanut butter and banana smoothie is EVERYTHING and Fantastic customer service compare to other places in Kigali.

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Thank Ramzyoriginal
Kigali, Rwanda
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This is one of my to go places, because they always don't disappoint me; always good food that come at the right time

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Thank davkgl
Seattle, Washington
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207 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

I'd go there a couple times a week when I lived in Kigali. The wifi is the best in Kigali and the service is good.

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Thank TravellingHK
Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

I was very impressed with the aesthetics and design of Shokola and really appreciated the indoor/outdoor space amidst a full day of travel to genocide sites across Kigali. The outlets proved a bit tricky with limited connectivity and quantity, however, with the help of staff, I was able to charge my phone while enjoying a fantastic African Latte. Sweet potato... More 

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Thank Andrew H
Riyadh
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Love the setting of the place. The food could be more refilled as most of it ran out very quickly.. I loved the juices very much!

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Thank OzzyKSA
Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

Really disappointed - went for coffee and desserts on a Friday afternoon. It wasn;t too busy yet after placing our coffee order we waited 25 minutes just to get the coffee - the barista had been standing chatting with the rest of the staff the whole time, whilst our order docket sat on the counter. Ten minutes later the desserts... More 

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Thank astro08
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

The place is airy and comfortable. The juices/smoothies are yummy. WiFi is a bit weak/elusive. The servers were not very attentive. The view is great!

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Thank CheeDC
Kigali, Rwanda
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Thank you Dear Shokola Team for the Hospitality,Quick Service, good Music and of course the Best and healthy Smoothies in town, the memories linger still, Shokola is Just a bliss, keep up.

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Thank GakwayaJunior

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Mediterranean, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
07:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
Description
More than just a coffee shop

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?