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Thorn Tree Cafe

New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 23 33283
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Ranked #31 of 322 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2012

they have nice coffee and tea. There service is ok.

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scottsdale, arizona
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

Good enough for Hemingway, good enough for me. Downstairs on grand floor of Stanley Hotel. You can have a great breakfast too.

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nairobi
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

I had a great pepper steak and chips for lunch. The restaurant was busy but not over crowded. Service too was great.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012 via mobile

I finally put to rest my giving this eatery a chance (s). The service is never going to improve. The food will never get better. The staff are polite (a Kenyan trait) but inept. The prices continue to go up which is about the only non constant about the Thorn Tree. The poolside restaurant is no better. Same kitchen I... More

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London
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Nice ambience, good attentive staff and enjoyable food.

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Kampala, Uganda
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184 reviews 184 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I had a very good steak and a couple of excellent breakfasts with all the heart, and stomach, desire.

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Mombasa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

very sorry it has lost its former charme of the Torn Tree. With the Glas roof, it was quite hot and crowded, the tables very close to each other... sorry it has lost its former glory. And the prices of Food/drinks are also very high. No Value for the money you are spending

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2012

Good service and food. Lots of variety. Just take a lot of cash.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2012

The Thorn Tree is a excellent restaurant right in the center of Nairobi. The restaurant is famous from the old days before mobile phones and e-mails, where guests would leave a message for friends on the Thorn tree that is in the middle of the restaurant. The restaurant still manages to maintain it's old world charm The food as usual... More

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kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

always a place to find excellent service, that staff have courtesy and they love their work - the orders arrive fast and the atmosphere is good as well. i love the coffee here.thanks to this cafe

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