This widely renowned Canadian chain of cafes has opened a branch in Dakar, recognising the great potential of this emergent city. Bringing their great coffee recipes and a good selection of simple food, like wraps and sandwiches, Press Cafe has been drawing crowds since its opening.
The coffee culture in Dakar has its quirks. There's nothing quite like buying a tiny plastic cup of extra sweetened coffee from a street vendor. But as the city has become ever more cosmopolitan and worldly, and as international influences have become more and more a part of life in the Senegalese capital, Western-style cafes have been popping up throughout the city. Below are some suggestions for those wanting to escape the hustle of the city to enjoy a hot coffee, a quick snack, or a creamy dessert.