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Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia

Bertil Harding Highway | Next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Serekunda, Gambia
+220 377 4022
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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European, African, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bertil Harding Highway | Next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Serekunda, Gambia
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1. Great Art and Good Food
"The Gaya Art Cafe is an oasis of glamour and luxury serving good food"
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2. Best Cheesecake in Gambia
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3. Vegetarian & Nice Ambiance
"Easily the finest restaurant in Kololi."
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was average and as we were the only table in at 8:00 on a Thursday evening the atmosphere was flat. StRters were ok but the main course virtually un edible. The main was a very poor attempt of a pork chop. It had little...More

GayaArtCafe, Owner at Gaya Art Cafe - The Gambia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We apologise that your experience was not an all-round positive one, and sincerely wish that you had brought this to our attention right away so that we could help make your evening a more enjoyable one. It appears that you are a regular visitor to...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Step into the air conditioned restaurant and you find yourself out of the hectic pace of life outside the doors. With the friendly staff greeting me on arrival I begin to relax. I order the best ginger drink in the country and then walk around...More

1  Thank Andy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visit Gaya often. Having had the menu about 5 times over now I believe I'm well positioned to give a solid opinion about this establishment. Venue: Unique, great airconditioned eclectic venue with local arts dotted on the walls. Furniture and general dining setting as...More

1  Thank supadupastar
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Gaya is, by far, one of the best restaurants in The Gambia. Top notch. Period. It offers you a whole positive experience you will never forget: Its Wonderful ambience, excellent food and very cool attention. You will be warmly welcomed, indeed, by the owners themselves....More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We ate here three days in a row on a recent business trip to Banjul. Cool, elegant interior, terrifically friendly wait staff, free internet, and creative, fresh, delicious food. It will definitely be on our itinerary for our next visit.

1  Thank Gail Fisk M
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Meal is always on point and there is always something new to try but still have the timeless favourites on the menu! Dessert always reminds of the movie chocolat! Staff are just the right amount of friendly and observant and decor ... well it's a...More

Thank nutnhoneyb
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Gaya Art Cafe is still my favourite restaurant in The Gambia. From the very warm welcome upon arrival, cool atmosphere, ambience, friendly staff and ultimately; delicious food of the highest standard...you will be awed. This restaurant is one of the gems of The Gambia and...More

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1  Thank oumie54
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Hidden on amongst the chaos of Senegambia is this hidden Jewel. Not only is it a lovely restaurant but a beautiful piece of art! A must see!!!

Thank MTH124
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Gaya Art Café is one of my favorite places to eat in The Gambia. The food is delicious and the environment is friendly and creative. I’ve had some great and memorable evenings with groups, friends, or on my own at Gaya. The atmosphere is great...More

Thank 2017amba
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Delicious cuisine, a variety of selection, impeccable service and what's the most important, the atmosphere which is a vintage ambiance with African elements. The owners of the restaurant are the most delightful couple, who always make their guests feel special. We lived in The Gambia...More

Thank TheCornishes
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16 February 2017|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Hello, we are closed on Sundays, but opened every other evening. Thank you for enquiring
Darren R
10 November 2016|
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Response from GayaArtCafe | Property representative |
Turn right at the top of the Senegambia strip. 50 meters on the right after the craft market. Can't miss it, beautiful trees with large lamps hanging in them at the front and you will see the sign.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bertil Harding Highway | Next to the Senegambia Craft Market, Kololi, Serekunda, Gambia
  • Location: Africa  >  Gambia  >  Banjul Division  >  Serekunda  >  Kololi
  • Phone Number: +220 377 4022
  • E-mail
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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