5 things to know: Pause Douceur

A new series on Dakar Eats! Five questions answered by some of Dakar’s best restaurants. For this edition, we’re hearing from Ray at the very (very!) newly opened Pause Douceur at 38 rue Jules Ferry, across from Villa Racine and Restaurant Le Dragon.

 

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It’s a coffee and cake shop and everything is homemade, natural and fresh.

What are the most popular items on your menu?
American and Lebanese pastries, especially the meringues.

What’s something really great thing on your menu that you think people haven’t yet discovered but should try?
Ray’s salad and the cheesecake.

They are really good. What are you working on now?
Ensuring the quality of my homemade products and services to always satisfy my customers.

What does your restaurant add to Dakar or what is unique about it?
One of the first vintage coffee shops in Dakar!

Thank you, Ray! And congratulations.

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Restaurant owners, if you’d like to participate in this series, please email dakareats@gmail.com.

5 things to know: Yum-Yum Pizza

A new series on Dakar Eats! Five questions answered by some of Dakar’s best restaurants. For this edition, we’re hearing from Jean-Noël at Yum-Yum pizza, which has locations in Ouakam, Plateau and (soon!) Hann Maristes.

 

Describe your restaurant’s style in three words.
Great pizza, fast delivery, quality ingredients. Oops, that’s six words.

We’ll let the six words slide. What are the most popular items on your menu?
Pizzas, baguettes, donuts.

What’s one really great thing on your menu that you think people haven’t yet discovered but should try?
Our amazing oven-baked pastas.

That’s true. They are really good. What are you working on now?
Convincing clients it’s better to order on http://www.yumyum.sn.

What does your restaurant add to Dakar or what is unique about it?
Best pizza offer in Dakar. You can choose from three types of crust, three sizes and 20+ pizza recipes.

Thank you, Jean-Noël!

Yum-Yum website
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Restaurant owners, if you’d like
to participate in this series, please email dakareats@gmail.com.

5 things: Le Cozy

A new series on Dakar Eats! Five questions answered by some of Dakar’s best restaurants. For this edition, we’re hearing from chef Momo Haidar at Le Cozy in Plateau.

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Describe your restaurant’s style in a nutshell.
Fresh, creative and tasty!

What are the most popular items on your menu?
The most popular item is the pain perdu or French toast. The comment we get is, “WAAAAWWWWWWW…!”

I’ve heard the exact same thing about it. Must really be amazing. What are some of the other really great thing on your menu that you think people haven’t yet discovered but should try?
I would suggest our customers let me guide them through our “Travel Around the World Menu”. It’s many little, tasty things to make you travel around the world through recipes and flavors.

What are you working on now?
We are improving our Live Band concept and Happy Hours / After-Work formula…

What does your restaurant add to Dakar or what is unique about it?
The Cozy is unique because of the creativity of our meals, our good and quick service and extremely tasty recipes!

Thank you!

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Le Cozy
8 rue Ramez, Bourgi, Place Kermel
33 823 06 06 / 78 122 15 77
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Restaurant owners, if you’d like to participate in this series, please email dakareats@gmail.com.

5 things to know: Feel Juice

A new series on Dakar Eats! Five questions answered by some of Dakar’s best restaurants. For this edition, we’re hearing from Imad at Feel Juice in Plateau, a restaurant I first heard about from my vegetarian friends who were gah-gah over it. Smart friends…

Describe your restaurant’s style in a nutshell.
Juice and salad bar. Fresh, healthy food.

What are the most popular items on your menu?
Smoothies, salads, bagels, wraps and soups.

What are some really great thing on your menu that you think people haven’t yet discovered but should try?
Our ‘Vegas’ bagel with chicken breast, Cheddar, fried onions and French mustard or our ‘Nordique’ wrap made with salmon and feta. For drinks, our iced smoothies with freah fruit and juice mixed with frozen yogurt.

What are you working on now?
Our breakfast and brunch menus.

Ooh, I like the sound of that. What does your restaurant add to Dakar or what is unique about it?
We are the first and only juice and salad bar in Dakar!

Thank you!

Restaurant owners, if you’d like to participate in this series, please email dakareats@gmail.com.

5 things to know: Charly’s

A new series on Dakar Eats! Five questions answered by some of Dakar’s best restaurants. For this edition, we’re hearing from Sabrina at Charly’s, the pool-side restaurant at Sunugal Hotel in Ngor.

Describe Charly’s style for us in three words.
Tasty, lively and diverse.

And what are your most popular menu items?
Charly’s has always been known for its juicy burgers. The ‘Gentleman Farmer’ has to be the most popular. It’s a kefta patty topped with carmalized onions, bbq sauce, cheddar and bacon. Also very successful, on the Tex-Mex menu, are our chicken tacos and fajitas, then of course our homemade nachos.

Are there any lesser-known items you really recommend?
People need to try our Carpaccio al Pesto! (My personal favorite!)

What are you working on now?
We’d like for Charly’s menu to always have something for everyone and every appetite, from ‘light’ dishes such as ceviches to the more serious bean burritos. We’re presently working on creating new dishes using Senegalese traditional recipes.

Sounds great! In your opinion, what makes Charly’s unique in Dakar?
Our Californian style, the decor around the swimming pool, the very cool staff, and the fact that we have theme nights (and day events) all week long are the things that really make Charly’s special. Wednesday is Salsa Latino night, Thursday Dinner and Live Music, Friday and Saturday after dinner You can stay and enjoy the night at Charly’s Club.

Thanks Sabrina!

Charly’s
Sunugal Hotel in Ngor
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Restaurant owners, if you’d like
to participate in this series, please email dakareats@gmail.com.

5 things to know: Le Lodge

A new series on Dakar Eats! Five questions answered by some of Dakar’s best restaurants. For this first edition, we’re hearing from Barbara at Le Lodge in Almadies, a longtime Dakar favorite.

Describe your restaurant’s style in three words.
Sophisticated, gourmet, diverse.

I agree with those. What are the most popular items on your menu?
Roast of lamb shoulder simmered in veal stock (Rôti d’épaule d’agneau), Fish carpaccio trio marinated in wild herbs (trilogie de poisson en carpaccio marinée aux herbes folles), and our green salad with chicken liver, confit chicken gizzards, pork lardon or beef ham, croutons, corn and poached egg (salade campagnarde).

Un grand merci à toi.

What’s something really great thing on your menu that you think people haven’t yet discovered but should try?
The tournedos de bœuf façon rossini or the tartare de bœuf.

What are you working on now?
We are preparing a new menu with lots of good surprises… for very soon!

Keep us updated! What does your restaurant add to Dakar or what is unique about it?
A clean environment, warm and impeccable service, one of the best values in Dakar.

I absolutely agree. Thanks Barbara!

Le Lodge
Route King Fahd in Almadies
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BIG chickens, great price!

The Avisource project Ouakam, Cité Avion, raises chickens and sells them frozen for 3000cfa for 1.8kg-2.2kg or 3500cfa for 2.2kg-2.8kg. That is a BIG bird!

Avisource is a project of several members of the Evangelical Church of Ouakam called “La Source”.

I’ve bought chickens from them now twice… and twice have gone on and on about how big and meaty they are! Also very clean and taste great.

You can call to order at any time.
77.352.92.61 or 77.242.55.75 or 77.642.74.32.