Torero Cafe - Kigali





Kara Dahl is an entrepreneurial 24 years old from Portland, Oregon who arrived in Rwanda a year and a half ago to work on implementing accounting systems in health care clinics surrounding Kigali.  In January, she met emerging Rwandan filmmaker, Daddy Ruhorahoza who was trying to open Torero Cafe.  She joined him to make Torero a full café, bar and restaurant.  Their aim is to promote art and culture here in Kigali in a creative space.  The public can enjoy theater performances, one-man shows, acoustic music, dance classes, art/photo exhibitions, movie screenings and poetry readings as well as sample the tasty dishes and drinks offered here. 

Wandering downstairs to this hidden gem, Torero has the look and feel of a cafe out of Seattle or Williamsburg, Brooklyn.  With shelves lined with donated books from Wellesley University, photographs and paintings by local artists hanging on the walls and a soft indie-rock soundtrack playing in the background, this tucked away, underground wi-fi lounge is a welcome respite from the busy Kigali streets above. 
Torero had a soft opening in mid-August.
Official opening night: Friday, September 26, 2008 at 7 pm.
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