Top Choice Pizza in Ouagadougou

Le Verdoyant

A favourite haunt of expats, the ultracentral Le Verdoyant is famous for its pasta, wood-fired pizzas and ice creams. Note that the mosquitoes are ferocious at night.
Top Choice African in Ouagadougou

Maquis Aboussouan

This upmarket maquis is the place to enjoy Burkinabé staples such as poulet kedjenou (slow-cooked chicken with peppers and tomatoes) or attiéké (grated cassava).
North African in Ouagadougou

Chez Tante Propre

Some of the more rustic places stay open as late as there are customers. Chez Tante Propre is a wildly popular hole in the wall where they turn out yogurt sandwiches and simple rice dishes.
Fusion in Ouagadougou

Espace Gondwana

Espace Gondwana sports sensational decor, with four dining rooms richly adorned with masks and traditional furniture. The food impresses, too, with an imaginative menu that runs the gamut from frogs' legs and fish d…
Market in Ouagadougou

Marina Market

Great selection of groceries and long opening hours.
French in Ouagadougou

L'Eau Vive

This Ouagadougou institution is run by an order of nuns and promises an air-conditioned haven from the clamour outside; there's also a garden dining area out the back. Ave Maria is sung at 9.30pm every night.
Cafe in Ouagadougou


The Institut Français' gorgeous restaurant is a lovely spot for lunch: sit in colourful raffia chairs under the modern paillote (straw awning) and tuck into bursting baguettes, juicy crêpes or just sip a coffee to t…
European in Ouagadougou


Long opening hours and a large menu catering to all tastes and all budgets (anything from pastries to copious salads and pizzas) make this brasserie one of Ouaga's popular eateries.