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Top Choice Chinese in Yaoundé

La Paillote

This stylish Chinese restaurant has a charming shaded terrace and a smart dining room inside, both of which attract a loyal crowd of expats. The dishes are delicious and service is good.
Chinese in Yaoundé

Chez Wou

One of Yaoundé's older Chinese restaurants, this has nice tables set under a wide porch, and a comprehensive menu. The starters are worth picking at.
Museum in Yaoundé

Musée d'Art Camerounais

At the Benedictine monastery on Mt Fébé, north of the city centre, the Musée d'Art Camerounais has an impressive collection of masks, bronze- and woodwork and other examples of Cameroonian art. The chapel is also wo…
Zoo in Yaoundé

Mvog-Betsi Zoo

This is one of the better zoos in West Africa, co-run by the Cameroon Wildlife Aid Fund (, with a sizeable collection of native primates, rescued from poachers and the bushmeat trade.
Bakery in Yaoundé

Patisserie Select Plus

This excellent bakery sells a delicious line of freshly baked croissants, beignets (pastries) and sandwiches. Other treats include pizzas, burgers and coffee to go.
International in Yaoundé

Le Sintra

A friendly welcome, a whiff of colonial atmosphere and a terrace made for people-watching in the heart of Yaoundé, La Sintra does a full breakfast menu, Italian and Cameroonian cuisine as well as delicious French di…
Turkish in Yaoundé


Fresh and well-prepared Turkish food is served up at this smart terrace restaurant (with an even smarter inside dining room complete with white tablecloths and silver service). Take away is available.
African in Yaoundé

La Forêt Dense

This is a pricey place, with traditional Cameroonian dishes in an upscale setting. If you've ever wondered what crocodile mbongo tastes like, this is the place to find out.
Market in Yaoundé

Marché du Mfoundi

Church in Yaoundé

Nôtre Dame Cathedral