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Offering good snacks and dishes, like sandwiches, salads and pizza, as well as tasty coffee and desserts, Sweet Coffee is a local favourite. Groups of youngsters gather here for milkshakes, ice cream, socialising and hookah smoking in the outdoor seating area for hours and hours.
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.