Thursday, March 24, 2011

How to spend a Saturday Morning in Kigali!

Our favorite way to spend a Saturday morning in Kigali is to take a little drive over to African Bagel Company. ABC is a co-op started by Robin and Rich a wonderful couple from Boston. It has been such a joy getting to know them...and their donuts! Each Saturday (except the last Saturday of the month) ABC serves hot delicious donuts. I'm talking the BEST donuts you have ever had. Way better than Krispy Creams.

It's not just about the donuts though. ABC has become the Saturday morning hang out for expats. It is the place to meet new friends and learn about the amazing work that people are doing here in Rwanda. It is our little piece of home I guess you could say.

In the past couple of weeks there have been some adoptive families coming to check it out. I think it is a must do during your visit. It is a perfect place to hang out especially with kids. They can run around in the yard, watch them make the donuts and sometimes there are even rabbits to hold. Emma's favorite part of the week is donut time.

They are open from 9am-2pm on Saturdays. Again, they are closed on the last Saturday of the month. They also serve hot pizzas for lunch. There are other things that you could also pick up to have in your hotel room: bagels, bagel chips and hummus, chips and salsa, chocolate chip cookies, natural peanut butter, etc.

Seriously, your kids and you will love this Kigali experience!

So Yummy! So Yummy! There's a party in my Tummy! So Yummy! So Yummy!

Emma loves "helping" the ladies make the donuts.
They are so sweet to let her hang out with them.

* Tell a Taxi that you would like to go to near the Kicukiro market.
* After the Kicukiro Market the District Office will be on your left.
* Take the 2nd Left. You will see a sign on the corner for ABC
* Once you make the turn, you can't miss it. There will be lots of cars parked on the road. Also looke for the red door above marked ABC!

Hope to see you there!!


  1. Cannot thank you enough for these posts! Have read guidebooks galore, but nothing beats hearing "the scoop" from someone on the ground.

    Fresh donuts and African coffee sounds does the freshmade peanut butter...

  2. Oh Jeana, I would love to be spending next Saturday morning there...sounds yummy.

    Hopefully soon!