Burundi restaurants

Top Choice French in Bujumbura

Le Jardin Gourmand

This tucked away courtyard restaurant is a mainstay of the French expat scene. The menu ranges far from Burundi (and France) and takes in curries, brochettes, pasta, steaks, salads and what some say are the nation's…
Top Choice Bakery in Bujumbura

Le Café Gourmand

This might well be the most authentically French patisserie we've ever encountered in eastern Africa. The delicate little strawberry and lemon tarts are miniature works of art and the croissants have just the right …
French in Bujumbura


Located in the Hotel Botanika, this excellent restaurant offers delightful dining under the bougainvillea-coloured courtyard trestles. The food is a fusion of modern French and Moroccan with African accents and incl…
French in Bujumbura


Funky art and garden fountains make this new Belgian-run restaurant a rising star among Buju's elite. The food is a mixture of French classics with tropical tints such as yam and manioc chips accompanying your tradi…
International in Bujumbura

Kibiko Grill

Slap on some insect repellent and head here for tasty brochettes (kebabs), excellent pizza (half price on Tuesdays and Thursdays) and fresh fish straight from the lake. Kibiko Grill is inside the Hôtel Ubuntu Reside…
French in Bujumbura

Chez André

Housed in a huge villa on the eastern extreme of Chaussée Prince Rwagasore, this French-inspired institution is one of the best restaurants in the city, with a white-tablecloth atmosphere and old-fashioned French cu…
Chinese in Bujumbura

Chinese Restaurant Club

Proving the theory that every capital city in the world has a Chinese restaurant, the ‘Club’ brings the reasonably authentic flavours of the Far East to Bujumbura.
American in Bujumbura

Tropicana Net Cafe

This trendy internet cafe does decent light meals (toasted sandwiches, burgers and steaks), salads and soups in air-conditioned, classic Starbucks-esque comfort.