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Magda Cafe

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Prester Building | Plot No. 922, Boulevard De L'Umuganda, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 305 466
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri 07:00 - 17:00
Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Magda is a good place, located in the middle of Kigali, the Wi-Fi is excellent (4G), their food is delicious, but the management should train the staff more about how to treat customers.

Thank Manzi J
Kigali, Rwanda
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The menu at Magda is extensive, with lots of great sandwiches, as well as more traditional meals like fish with vegetables and rice or chips. The fish is particularly good, by the way, with a coconut type sauce. Service is reasonably quick,. We went with a large group and all chose between fish and beef and the food was served... More 

Thank barica81
Kigali, Rwanda
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Magda is one on the few places in Kigali, where I can place an order and the waiter may not come back to tell me that they ran out of it. They somehow manage to have their basics in place. The waiters are attentive (compared to other places in Kigali). Their salads are really nice, their coffee is excellent, their... More 

Thank AlexandraFromKigali
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Nice indoor gem with good coffee and tasty food. Try its mocca cofee and salad, it's superb. Just wish it has more air inside. It's summer and seems no AC was on.

Thank Patar T
Stockholm County, Sweden
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

In a city that is trying hard to improve service delivery, Magda stands out as one of the veterans of excellent service. The impeccable service is matched by the super quality of food and the extensive array of pastries. Did i say good service? Well the couple that owns the place seem to genuinely care how their customers feel and... More 

2 Thank Gabriel9431
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Stopped by for a quick business meeting. 3 of us, received quick service and although they were out of chocolate ice cream that day, I had a delicious vanilla sundae. And my companion had a delicious fruit smoothie. The service was attentive and reasonably fast. We saw people who seemed to have settled in for a few hours of work,... More 

Thank RwandaFan
Kigali, Rwanda
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

Here is my favorite place so very calm. African tea was very delicious. Also you can read a lot newspaper. It will stay always a long time.

Thank jonah655
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Magda cafe is good for their cappuccino and a large variety of salads.. The service are very quick and friendly, the prices are a bit high compared to other coffee bar + a slow WIFI

Thank Hirwa D
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

Magda cafe had its hay day but it is now down especially as it has not evolved to compete with the new coffee shops.

Thank Yakalele
Arusha T
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106 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Have had some delicious, fresh and healthy salads here. Its opp Discover Youth Hostel so handy for travellers who needs a hit from cheap nasty food. Service is great and has wifi. Only open during the day as far as I know. Great value.

Thank gypsy_traveller2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 17:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Prester Building | Plot No. 922, Boulevard De L'Umuganda, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 788 305 466

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?