Brioche LogoBrioche Limited is a bakery/cafe/restaurant company that began its operations in Rwanda in May 2013. It combines a retail side that is a blend between a casual cafe, a neighbourhood bakery and a boutique coffee shop, with a wholesale side that delivers high-quality frozen, ready-to-bake products to the hospitality industry and larger consumers.


Date of initial investment

December 2015


Kigali, Rwanda and Nairobi, Kenya

Business description

Brioche serves Rwanda’s top hotels and caterers with high-quality pastry and bakery products, and operates high-end cafés in Kigali and Nairobi.  Brioche sources high-quality raw materials locally from smallholder farmers.

Investment rationale

Support a company with sustainable competitive advantages and a dedicated management team to expand beyond Rwanda.

Drivers of social impact

Brioche sources a majority of its raw materials from cooperatives representing 500 Rwandese smallholder farmers. These partnerships have been further developed with support from Voxtra’s technical assistance facility, funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD), to ensure that smallholder farmers benefit as the company continues to grow.


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