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Artcaffe

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Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
717193895
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Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast, Brunch, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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After living for several years in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and a week at a conference/retreat centre north of Nairobi, coming to Artcaffe at the Village Market for dinner was a refreshing experience! Wonderful ambiance, decor, and service. Nice variety of offerings on the menu. The food was good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2012
Mike S
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Kitchener, Canada
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I kinda turned Art cafe Westgate into my work/social meeting arena...a combination of great ambiance,service ,entertainment and above all delicious meals....they make me eat anything wheat...as i much i vowed to avoid.....the Pizza...jus fantastic.....the sandwiches mmmmh perfect treat for my taste buds....I happen to mostly like their nicely brewed tea as good as mine at home;) ...best part is their... More 

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Nairobi
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

Our french onion soup was doughy and yucky and the fish fillet was very under cooked. They took off the inedible soup from our bill but wanted me to pay for the raw fish then they would throw in a free piece of cake! That was not the point! I felt that the manager on duty did not take my... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

After living for several years in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and a week at a conference/retreat centre north of Nairobi, coming to Artcaffe at the Village Market for dinner was a refreshing experience! Wonderful ambiance, decor, and service. Nice variety of offerings on the menu. The food was good, but not quite what we expected. My wife found her chicken dish... More 

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New Braunfels, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

So stumbled upon Cafe Brasserie by Art Caffe while roaming around the Village Market. It's light and airy and has a great balcony overlooking the shoppers coming and going. They offer light breakfasts, take aways, great sandwiches and salads and casual dinners with wine and beer choices. The desserts looked wonderful but had no room for them after dinner. Good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

I was really unsure about this place when I first arrived in Nairobi, and whilst I'm still wary of how many mzungus are there, I do enjoy it as a place to get lost in the crowd and read my book for an hour or 2. Food is good, though it caters to a Western palette, and the pastries are... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This place has great light breakfasts and lunches. Its unusual food and great coffees, all at a very fair price. I'm here often.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

I'm probably the only Mzungu in Kenya that doesn't like Artcaffe. Full of pretentious people playing with their laptops and smartphones, I find very little to recommend it. Because it's THE place to be seen it can be difficult to find a table. The menu is uninspiring, and generally poor value. For example, a chicken schnitzel is a couple of... More 

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Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

So Artecaffe showed up a few years ago and rocked Nairobi!! Today they are at the Westgate, The Junction, Galleria and Village Market. Artecaffe is that place that draws you because of its ambience to begin with. The place has a very Mediterranean feel that is predominantly outdoorish with canopies but have indoor facilities for those breakfast meetings and those... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

I would call it Art Café and Bakery, also I only know the Junction location. Good: Nice food, enough choice on the menu. Most dishes have a mediterreanean feel to them. Good portions, and to us average in price. Great cakes and good coffee! Maybe not so... Sometimes service can be slow, but it is usually quite busy. It is... More 

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Co. Donegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

I visited the Artcaffe on 2 occasions and enjoyed it both times. The menu was varied and the staff were very friendly and helpful - despite the fact that the restaurant was always crowded. It has a good, lively atmosphere and seems to be the ideal meeting place for friends and business aquaintances alike. It is nice to get a... More 

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Address: Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: 717193895
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Coffee Shop

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: 717193895

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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