What better way to spend a weekend than having brunch with friends over some banter in Kigali? Well, if you’re looking for a brunch restaurant, or you’re used to the same one and would like to try a new one, then you’re in luck!
Here’s a list of the best restaurants to have brunch in Kigali! Find options that will be great after a wild night out, those you can take your kids along with, and lastly, those you can have brunch all day or any day of the week.
Saturdays and Sundays at Heaven Restaurant will be such a treat with their weekend buffet-style brunch. For 25,000 RWF per person, you can pile your plate up with meats, pastries, potatoes, and fruits and get a mimosa to go with it.
Brunch at Heaven restaurant starts at 10:30 a.m, where you can enjoy your meal in their open seating area with so much fresh air flowing in.
Sunday brunch at Elikapeka comes with a live band session and is served between 11:00 am and 6:00 pm. Their brunch costs 25,000RWF per person and includes omelets, soup, sandwiches, and some cheeky additions like vodka-infused burgers and bottomless mimosas, as well as hangover meals for those who had a bit too much fun the night before.
Elikapeka’s brunch is served in an a la carte style, with a special brunch menu. You pick from four menu sections to make a full brunch meal.
Hotel Des Milles Collines
At Hotel Des Milles Collines, brunch is on Sundays from 11:30 am to 4:00 pm by the poolside. It costs 30,000RWF per person and 15,000RWF for kids aged 6-12. You get a complimentary glass of wine or fresh juice with the package. Just be aware that if you exchange the wine/fresh juice for another drink, including water, you may be charged for the different drink separately.
Sunday brunch at Hotel Des Milles Collines is especially great on hot afternoons, as you can take a swim afterward making it a full Sunday afternoon plan.
Choose Kigali’s Sunday brunch features a five-course meal in their indoor/outdoor eating spaces. Wherever you’re seated, you’ll be treated to amazing views of art pieces (indoors) and Kigali city’s landscape (outdoors).
It costs $50 from their website (an equivalent of about 54,000 RWF) and goes from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. You would need to book in advance and pay a 50% deposit. Make sure to go with a card or electronic payment option, as cash payments aren’t accepted.
Soko Restaurant at Mariott Hotel
Soko Restaurant has an insanely large selection of brunch options set up in a buffet style. The setup includes multiple stations with cereals, meats like sausages and chicken, pastries, sandwiches, salads and fruits, and hot or cold drinks.
Their charges are 35,000 RWF per person and 17,000RWF for children between 6-12 years. For that price, you also get access the swimming pool giving you and your kids something to do while you lounge around and have your brunch.
Brunch at Soko Restaurant starts at 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm every Sunday. Make reservations before the day to get access to their Sunday Brunch.
Milima Restaurant at Kigali Serena Hotel
Brunch at Milima Restaurant in Kigali Serena Hotel starts at 12:30 pm and ends at 3:30 pm. For 35,000 RWF per person, you can enjoy your choice of delicious bitings, including multiple types of fruit and sweet desserts.
Add some house wine and local beers to your buffet-style brunch package for 55,000 RWF.
Does brunch have to be within that mid-morning/afternoon timeline? Not according to Casa Keza. The Spanish Tapas bar offers brunch all day, every day! So if you’re looking for a filling meal but don’t feel like having a full-on lunch or dinner, you can get their brunch option any day.
For 8,500 RWF, you get a hot drink, toast, pancakes, shakshuka, or some yogurt, and your preferred smoothie. Their brunch menu isn’t too diverse, but the meal is fulfilling.
On top of that, Casa Keza is a kid-friendly restaurant. It has a playground with slides and a playhouse for children. And, on weekends, a kids entertainer engages the kids with fun games and activities while you enjoy your afternoon with friends or family. For only 3,500 RWF, your child gets a snack, drink, and entertainment. My friend’s kids love Casa Keza on weekends. I would recommend it for parents and people looking to meet up with friends who have small children.
Poivre Noir serves brunch each Saturday from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm(start time is 1:00 pm for Umuganda Saturdays). But, unlike other restaurants in this list, Poivre Noir’s menu items each have their own costs, ranging from 6,000 RWF to 18,000 RWF.
Poivre Noir is especially suitable for that fine dining brunch experience with beautifully detailed aesthetics both with the food and the restaurant.
Inka Steak House
If you’re wondering how chicken and pancakes would taste combined, I’m here to tell you it tastes more delicious than it sounds. But you can always try it out for yourself at Inka Steak House’s Sunday Brunch. That’s not all they offer, though. For 27,000 RWF, you can choose a meal from their special brunch menu.
Pick a hot drink, fruit juice, a salad, and a sandwich or sub. Top it off with either sweet pancakes or a fruit salad. You can add their house wine by picking the 35,000 RWF brunch package or get premium wines or champagne with the 75,000 RWF package.
PS: Inka Steak House also has a vegetarian menu, so don’t leave your vegetarian friends behind.
Tung Chinese Cuisine
Sunday Dim Sum at Tung Chinese Cuisine is great for large groups, with their communal-style dining set up (tables of four or more people). For only 15,000 RWF per person, you get a buffet-style setup of a diverse range of small bites. Tung Chinese Cuisine serves multiple types of dumplings, spring rolls, rice cakes, dim sum buns, meatballs, chicken feet, and more.
I’ll be honest, I’m not an expert when it comes to Chinese food, but I did surprisingly like the chicken feet. I would definitely recommend Tung Chinese Cuisine for both vegetarians and meat lovers looking for some Chinese cuisine. The brunch is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the restaurant in Century Park Hotel and Residences.
Billy’s Bistro and Bar
Last on the list, also located at the Century Park Hotel and Residences in Kigali, is Billy’s Bistro and Bar. Their brunch is also offered in a buffet style from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. It includes multiple pastries, eggs, meats, fresh jams, marmalade, and much more.
At 18,000 RWF per person, you can enjoy a nice brunch with friends and your kids under 6 years old at Billy’s Bistro. Kids aged 6-12 years are charged 7,500 RWF. Children also get access to a playground in the Century Park Hotel to play with other children.
Having brunch in a restaurant in Kigali on a sunny afternoon is a great way to spend your weekend with friends. And now you’ve got a list of options for your next brunch date with friends.
Let us know how it goes! And if I missed any place you’ve tried and loved, do share with the rest of us in the comments!
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