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Artcaffe

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Italian, Coffee Shop
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Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Dining options: Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 95
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  • 164
    Very good
  • 39
    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
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
vitt71
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Nairobi, Kenya
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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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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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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35 restaurant reviews
264 helpful votes 264 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
33 helpful votes 33 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I come here quite a bit and I like the ambience and food, however the service is painfully slow and inconsistent. Occasionally you'll get a good server who is attentive and prompt but lately I've been getting poor service. Food doesn't come with all sides. Cutlery comes slow. Especially when the restaurant is half empty. But the worse part is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Ordered multiple dishes only to find bean worms in one of the salads. As soon as, I noticed this I approached the manager only to be told they are sorry and can offer free dessert. After finding bean worms I was in no mood to eat anything in the restaurent. I requested to the "so called" manager that I would... More 

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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: Italian, Coffee Shop

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?