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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #9 of 38 Attractions in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Frome, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Great spot to sit outside and relax, and enjoy some food and drinks. Have visited here a few times over the last 20 years, and I feel it has lost some of it's distinctive feel. Too many widescreen TVs inside have spoilt this lovely venue. Stay outside and enjoy the sunshine.

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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

After visiting other tourist venues in the area we arrived for lunch in the beautiful gardens of the Karen Blixen coffee garden with quite good food for lunch. Another mini oasis in Nairobi!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

To sit in the garden amongst the trees and have the delightful staff waiting on you was good enough. Even better was the artworks through the garden and the opportunity to purchase some excellent canvases from this talented man. Food was great, service great, courteous staff.

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san jose del cabo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Anyone who saw the movie would enjoy walking the grounds and visiting the house. The tour guides made an effort to provide as much information about Karen Blixen as possible. Definately fascinating how she landed in this part of the world, some of her painting are displayed. Its a peaceful site.

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

...guide will show you around the cottage while giving you an indepth talk about Karen Blixen life. Haven't seen the film 'Out of Africa' but enjoyed the hour I was there.

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Perth Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We went to the coffee garden after visiting the Karen Blixen Museum just down the road and it was a very pleasant place to enjoy an evening drink and snack while sitting on the verandah looking out over the lovely lawn and garden. The waiters were also extremely attentive and eager to please so it was a most enjoyable and... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a most interesting visit to see the home of the author of Out of Africa and to learn a little about her life.

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Manila, Philippines
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Before visiting Karen Blixen museum on a private tour, our driver brought us to this place for lunch. We sat on a table under a large flowering tree to have a wonderful buffet meal ( since it was a Sunday) and a bottle of Tusker beer. Very beautiful and relaxing place, and prices were reasonable for the good quality of... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our guide took us to Karen Blixen for lunch. Delicious food set up on an outside table where my hyaband and I could view the beautiful grounds. Loved the artwork displayed (and for sale) A touch of the past mixed with the present. Romantic setting and a memorable first-day introduction to Kenya.

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Fort Smith, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Great place for lunch. There is a painter there selling his wares. Paintings of African life and scenery. Great prices too.

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