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Gaya Art Cafe

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Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
+220 377 4022
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12:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place (inside) good chairs - outside is crumbling down - great food - portions on the tapas menu are to big - music out dated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Gaya is the perfect combination of food and atmosphere. Everything from the friendly staff, ambient music, great food, world-class coffee, deserts, and stunning decor. I always go for the Mousaka and struggle to find anywhere else that can produce anything close to it. My son always goes for the Tapas (great portions, flavors, and price). After years of eating at... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, nicely presented, friendly and efficient staff and a wonderful atmosphere. Really is a cut above the rest

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Firenze
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing fruity cocktails, nice terrace that feels quiet and cozy even though it's so close to the street and easy of access. Service is also cordial and always makes you feel welcome :)

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surrey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us visited this restaurant its not the cheapest place it is up with the expensive ones, HOWEVER you get what you pay for. happy hour cocktails 4-7 lychee cocktail is a must along with a friend saying the best mojito in the gambia, Food we had was good and tasty , staff were pleasant. A good meal with... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned home from a 2 weeks visit to The Gambia. Gaya Art Café was a bar we visited most nights, the staff are wonderful and will defiantly remain friends for life, the owner defiantly takes pride in his bar and staff which is lovely to see. The cocktails are to die for, we had a few tapas... More 

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Banjul, Gambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic food, decore and service. Strongly recommend the salmon on toast with the ginger fizzy drink. 10 on 10.

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Karlstad, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

..from African artists on the walls. Had some "fika" here and I am not disappointed at all, apparently Mrs and her mother visit to spoil themself with some sweetness with coffee time to time and I can see why. Also very friendly and serviceminded staff!

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Banjul, Gambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Set up is beautiful and cosy. Excellent menu, love their special of the day. They have the best deserts.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have visited Gaya Art Cafe more times than I'd like to admit, and each time I'm amazed by the quality and consistency of their food. Their's desserts are also excellent and their pasta is to die for!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$19
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, African, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 00:00
Thursday
12:00 - 00:00
Friday
12:00 - 00:00
Saturday
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bertil Harding Highway | next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 377 4022
Description
Situated in the heart of the bustling ''Senegambia'' part of Kololi, yet nicely tucked away from all the hustle and bustle, is a chilled, mellow place where you are assured of having one of the finest dining experiences in The Gambia, and meeting an interesting and sophisticated crowd.Our fresh tempting menu, draws on flavours from the Mediterranean, Latin America and Asia, and not forgetting our vegetarian friends, a delightful variety of tasty organic dishes.Our bar, an exciting mix of traditional and modern cocktails, delicious world wines, and a heavenly variety of coffee beans to choose from, all set within a gallery of exquisite African art, contemporary decor pieces, and jewellery on display for sale.Gaya Art Cafe is chic but comfortable, stylish but relaxed, and buzzy but not loud. Whether it’s for lunch or dinner, or just lounging on our terrace with a luscious cocktail, or simply having a great shopping experience, there is something for everyone, and much more in between.The place to see, and be seen. Come and enjoy the alluring and intimate ambience of Gaya Art Cafe.Hope to see you soon !

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