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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed 28 June 2020 via mobile

This place is good for people looking for nice food at a reasonable cost. A mix of european and african food.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 6 December 2019

I visited La Paillotte twice while staying in Musanze. I'd heard the name many times and was curious to see what it was like. They have lovely fresh bread, rolls and pizzas (the oven is inside the restaurant itself). Cakes and biscuits are also there...(but too dry looking for me). I had fish brochette one day, rather dry, but it had a large excellent salad with it. When I asked for tea I got a flask of hot water and some tea bags but it worked fine. One day I ordered mushrooms on toast. Wasn't quite what I expected (it was actually a cooked mushroom sandwich on lovely bread with a ton of chips on the side). My friend ordered sausages and along came some very spicy ones. I sat happily here for two hours. The Wifi doesn’t work and I couldn’t find a website but it’s a good little business and very popular.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 5 November 2019 via mobile

The pastas (the vegetable tagliatelle, mm) were excellent, very fresh and tasty, and the coffee and chocolate cake was also nice. Don’t go for the pizza though!! Ours were very hard, rather bland due to minimal tomato sauce and hard and tasteless cheese. Outside seating...is best and staff are friendly enough. Note that produce from the bakery is not always fresh.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

We had a couple of very good evening meals in the restaurant, and also picked up very cheap, good snacks at the bakery counter at lunchtime. Service in the busy restaurant was quite slow, but worth the wait for good food.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 28 August 2019

La Paillote is probably the most popular restaurant in Musanze. Located in the center of town, it offers everything from pastas, salads, pizzas, to curries and stews. The wait can be long and it is often crowded. The wait is worth it for the large...portions and breadth of options.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 13 June 2019 via mobile

The restaurant is pretty sparsely decorated and a bit dingy. The menu is ok but the waiting times a bit extreme. About 30 mins for a pizza. The food is tasty though and the prices reasonable.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 21 January 2019

It's a lovely and cosy restaurant with very reasonable prices. The pizzas are just amazing and at $3-4 you probably won't beat that combination anywhere in East Africa... staff are also very, very good and this place is very popular every day. Highly recommended for...tea, coffee, food, snacks and just to relax for a bit and make use of the good quality wifi.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed 24 December 2018 via mobile

Went there 2ice ! Food is really tasty , portion are properly sized, staff super friendly ! I recommend this adress to anyone seeking for great healthy and tasty lunch or diner !

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 10 September 2018

ate there few times. very good retaurant. popular with locals. very reasonal prices. just in the center.

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018

3 visited for evening meal and portions were so big no-one finished their entire plate.The food was nice as were the staff[well Fabrice was as he served us]went back another day for lunch again.Popular place to go.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Yes, La Paillotte offers takeaway services.

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La Paillotte is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5