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Lava Cafe

Main Road | Junction going to Kinigi Gorilla Park., Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good18%
  • Average37%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
6 Sep 2016
“Africana Bistro - seems to have changed ”
10 Jan 2016
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Main Road | Junction going to Kinigi Gorilla Park., Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Considering the good reviews previously, I can only assume they have changed owners or something. As the previous review says, it now appears to be called Africana Bistro. Unfortunately we had a similar experience where we arrived in the afternoon expecting a cosy café but...More

Thank Colite1990
Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

First of all, the Cafe is now called Africana Bistro. We wanted to order some different coffees, but no kind of coffee was available, also neither pancakes nor croissant. So finally we ordered African tee and black tee, which took more than half an hour...More

Thank fueralles
Reviewed 29 September 2015

I stayed in Musanze in 2011 and this restaurant and coffee shop was relatively new at the time (new enough that it was not listed in the 2010 edition of the Lonely Planet East Africa guide). This restaurant is cozy, comfortable, and serves great coffee...More

Thank Emily F
Reviewed 3 January 2014

This used to be the best coffee place in Musanze. The last time we went the did not have any of the things on the menu. Only brochettes and chips. Also, the coffee machines have been sold or taken away... It seems to have become...More

Thank Suur_D
Reviewed 5 August 2013

We had fresh juice one time and a late lunch another. Food was good and I would consider this a alternative place for a lunch/snack location rather than dinner.

Thank JoeA1963
Reviewed 26 January 2013

A few months ago they changed names. Location is still the same, and so is the menu. I only go there for coffee, though, so I don't know how the food is. Service is friendly but not very efficient. Make sure to ask for "strong"...More

Thank MLBinZeist
Reviewed 4 July 2012

Unfortunately, the say we stopped at Lava, the water was turned off. This happens periodically in Musanze. So, no coffee drinks. But, the wi-fi was working and they didn't mind that we hung out without eating. If I'm ever in Musanze again, I'll try it....More

Thank MSEH
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This little cafe has the best coffee in Northern Rwanda The menu is also quite good especially the chicken noodle soup - different to anything seen before but sooo good

Thank Alansostrips
Reviewed 10 June 2012

My daughter and I enjoyed an excellent cappuccino and banana bread at the Lava Cafe after our amazing gorilla trek. The wireless internet access allowed us to share our gorilla treking experience with family and friends.

Thank WouldLoveToVisit
Reviewed 9 May 2012

After being served yukky Nescafé everywhere else (how come coffee producing countries don't promote their own products!?), you're gonna love the real and very good coffee the Lava café barista prepares. Don't hesitate to ask for a strong brew if you're into that. Apart from...More

Thank havenmeisje
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  • Address: Main Road | Junction going to Kinigi Gorilla Park., Ruhengeri, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Northern Province  >  Musanze District  >  Ruhengeri
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