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“Railway Station” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Artcaffe

Artcaffe
Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #35 of 324 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Railway Station”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Great almond croissant. Otherwise to be honest better food available at commercial fast food joints and quicker at a fraction of the cost. Cold coffee is unforgivable. I guess its busy because they have a great balconey to see and be seen. If you are a foodie avoid. If you are a socialiser then its nice. Service and food quality dont matter then.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Becoming overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

With its first opening at the Westgate Mall, this became one of the more fashionable coffee meeting places for Nairobi's middle class and expat community because it offered a first world ambiance for the emerging coffee café culture. Still very popular but I have been disappointed in terms of service and food/drinks quality in recent times. They seem to have taken things for granted, probably because the competition (Java Coffee Houses, Dormans,...) now also offers the same rather mediocre fare (mostly fast food, cold coffee, at times not so fresh pastries). There are better, but also worse, places in Nairobi to eat and have coffee.

Visited April 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lovely place!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Been a few times and they have yummy delicious pastries and great value for money. Their white sangria is really good and must try!

Visited February 2013
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Tanzania
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90 reviews 90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“fantastic atmosphere and food - less on service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

great spot to have breakfast or lunch, business or pleasure.
indoor or outdoor.

food is great, service is bit sluggish but great spot to be

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Place in Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

If you want a relaxing atmosphere and a inexpensive place for lunch or brunch this is a great place to go. It is one of my favorite places to just grab a bit or coffee. A place where locals go for business and things.

Visited March 2013
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