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Artcaffe

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Coffee Shop, Italian
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Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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  • 91
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    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 18
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food, ridiculous prices

What a shame that Artcaffe's prices continue to balloon. Two years ago, when I ordered a foccacia for somewhere around 200 KES, I got a full piece of nicely baked bread topped with olive oil and rosemary and two small sides (roasted garlic and a pepper sauce). Today, I ordered an iced tea and... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
Ange3970
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

What a shame that Artcaffe's prices continue to balloon. Two years ago, when I ordered a foccacia for somewhere around 200 KES, I got a full piece of nicely baked bread topped with olive oil and rosemary and two small sides (roasted garlic and a pepper sauce). Today, I ordered an iced tea and a focaccia with "tomato salsa" and... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I agree with a previous review (moha): the food is just average and expensive, the style is ok, but you must like this international coffee house concept.... however, the coffee itself is still very good, as well are the rye bread and some of the cakes (chocolate cream e.g.) and you may meet a lot of diverse people there........ the... More 

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Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Excellent menu & ambience The best live band seen on sat. Great value for money. Bistro style menu disguised in cafe with great wine selections and cocktails.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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135 reviews 135 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Artcafé is always a good choice if you want a straight forward US style cafe (pizza/pasta/burgers). I usually go the Muthiaga Mall or Oval branch and take a burger or an egg based brunch. Food is good, well presented and staff is attentive. Together with Java Coffee thye ar my favorites when I am around town and need a quick... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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68 reviews 68 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
277 helpful votes 277 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

The service is good, but as usuall Coffee Restaurants are not well known for offering a variety of dishes. Prices are high. The Artistic style of the restaurant is good, but in all an average place.

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Berkshires, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The new Artcaffe in The Oval is something to see. A very open and bright atmosphere that boasts it's usual healthy sized menu of drinks and edibles. We ate inside and not on the porch because there weren't any seats left outside without sun beating down on them. That was a little disappointing but understandable. Our service was pleasant and... More 

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Usa River
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I absolutely love going to the Art Cafe establishments all over Nairobi. They are inviting and the staff are invariably smart, polite and can cut about. Coffee is good etc but the thing that you do not expect from a cafe is how good the food is - all of it - but especially the salads. The fragrances are fantastic... More 

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Nairoba, Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The new location at the oval plaza is the best location of all Artcafes . I had a great experience and would recommend the place to all business and leisure people visiting Nairobi . It gives you that restaurant experience especially on the outdoor sitting . The west gate view gave me a great topic to talk about with my... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I love the Artcafe at the Oval center. Great ambiance and they have have 2 yummy cakes for Veggies to Try!! Good Service as well.

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Trondheim
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The male workers at the Thika Road mall artcaffe are a disappointment. That is all l will say. The food was okay and my wife and daughter loved the coffee.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop, Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?