Welcome to Baso


Bruno Baso is a pastry brand that offers a luxurious blend of Belgian and French pastry set in a cozy atmosphere in the center of Kigali. "Baso" is the abbreviation of the Bruno's last name: Basomingera.

Born in Belgium to a Rwandan father and Belgian mother, Bruno grew up with a taste for fine food. At the age of 12 he enrolled at CERIA, the top culinary school to pursue bakery, pastry and chocolate production. He later joined Nihoul's as an apprentice and continued to work with the top Belgian Chocolate house for 10 years serving as a turning point in his career.

Upon moving back to Rwanda in late 2011, he was driven to share his professional skills and contribute to the development of fine pastry and chocolate, a sector that was still untapped in the country. He began a pastry atelier "Chez Baso" serving made to order cakes and tarts. A little over a year into business, Bruno had built a customer base with reputation of excellence and creativity within the sector. The atelier transitioned into "Brioche", a pastry - coffee shop where Bruno served as co-founder and pastry chef/head of product and head of production. After two years he returned to Belgium in preparation for the arrival of his first child. While in Belgium, he perfected his technique and planning of the next project: Baso. He came back to Rwanda in September 2016 and opened Baso in January 2017. His mission has been to contribute to the local industry. To-date, Bruno has trained over 10 people in bakery and pastry. Some have gone on to joining international brands such the Marriott Hotel or decided to move to neighboring countries and open their own business. The other ones have been running the kitchen since he moved back to Brussels with his family in June 2018 where he is the head of production at Eric Kayser. Bruno still manages Baso’s production remotely and plans to come back on a regular basis to continue his staff training.


Customer's Words

Finally I made it… @baso_patissier the Artist… viennoisery, pastry #MadeInRwanda of another league… rarely seen & tasted anything alike

Albert Rudatsimburwa

Round 2 of pastries at @baso_patissier is even bloodier. These New Years resolutions are looking awfully unfamiliar… #RwOT

Adam Kyamatare

Tasting at @baso_patissier! Their signature chocolate “Matadi” is EVERYTHING! Sweet tooth heaven. SUPPORT YOUR OWN! #Rwanda #RwOT

Regis Isheja

@baso_patissier awesome stuff!! Thank you for saving the sweet tooth

Fiona Mbabazi

Heaven @baso_patissier | Made in Rwanda

Linda Mukangoga




  • Croissant FRw 2,500
  • Chocolate croissant FRw 2,500
  • Raisin bun FRw 2,800
  • Huit FRw 2,800
  • Plain Brioche FRw 2,500
  • Apple Turnover FRw 3,300


  • Bun FRw 1,500
  • Baguette FRw 2,000
  • Ciabatta/foccacia FRw 2,500
  • Sandwich Loaf FRw 1,200


  • Cream Puff (Vanilla, Chocolate, Coffee) FRw 3,000
  • Matadi FRw 4,500
  • Strawbery Tartelette FRw 4,300
  • Chocolate Tartelette FRw 4,900
  • Apple Tartelette FRw 4,500
  • Madeleine/Cookie/Slice of cake/Brownie/Carrot cake FRw 1,200
  • Beignet FRw 500
  • Matadi FRw 33,000 / FRw 66,000
  • Strawbery Tart FRw 30,000 / FRw 45,000
  • Lemon Loaf /Marble Loaf FRw 9,000
  • Apple Tart FRw 40,000-55,000


  • Ham FRw 6,000
  • Cheese FRw 6,000
  • Club FRw 7,000
  • Chicken curry FRw 9,000
  • Panini FRw 6,000
  • Beef burger/durum FRw 9,500
  • Chicken burger/durum FRw 9,500
  • Vegetarian burger/durum FRw 7,500
  • Croque Mr. FRw 7,000
  • Extra Fries FRw 2,500
  • All our sandwiches are served with fries


  • Plain omlette With tomatoes and/or onions FRw 5,000


  • Soup of the day FRw 5,500


  • French Press (1-2 CUPS/3-4 CUPS) FRw 3,000/FRw 4,500
  • Espresso FRw 2,000
  • Americano FRw 2,500
  • Macchiato FRw 2,200
  • Cappuccino FRw 3,300
  • Latte FRw 3,300
  • Mocha FRw 4,500
  • Hot Chocolate Belgian Style FRw 3,500
  • Black/Green Tea FRw 1,600
  • Flavoured Tea FRw 2,000
  • African Tea FRw 4,000
  • Soy/oat/almond milk FRw 1,000
  • Espresso Shot FRw 1,000
  • Flavoured Syrup FRw 1,000


  • Americano FRw 3,500
  • Latte FRw 3,800
  • Mocha FRw 5,000
  • Chocolate FRw 4,000
  • Tea FRw 2,000/FRw 2,500


  • Coke/Fanta/Sprite/Vitalo FRw 1,500
  • Water FRw 1,500
  • Fresh juice FRw 4,000