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“I love the muffins and the chic set-up!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Artcaffe

Artcaffe
Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #45 of 347 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, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“I love the muffins and the chic set-up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

I have had coffees and muffins at various of their branches countless times. Indeed they are among the best & trending restaurant concepts in Kenya today popular with the elite crowd. Great setting with modern finishes accentuates just that...the meals are equally great! I just love the way they do their stuff. Lovely!

Visited February 2013
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fabulous breakfast!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Wow! The most delicious eggs Florentine on a gorgeous Kitengela plate. Reall tast chai latte too (unsweetened, so add to taste).
Great range of breakfast choices :-)

Visited May 2013
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New York, NY
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Delicious cappuccino.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

Arcaffe is a solid local chain. The food is a little hit or miss, but you can't go wrong with the pizza. The coffee drinks, in my opinion, are the best of the local chains. Good atmosphere with high quality finishes and good internet too boot.

Visited April 2013
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Cairo,Egypt
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“best cafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

you could have best coffee in Nairobi at that amazing place with a great view at the main street with a good stuff sevice

Visited April 2013
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“Good (almost exclusively expatriate) hangout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

I visited the Artcaffe locations at the Westgate Mall as well as the Village Market Mall recently. I give them an overall very good rating mostly because they are somewhat of an oasis in a town where there are not too many comfort zones outside the luxury hotels. They are great for a cup of coffee with the morning papers (the coffee was fine). The pastries are not bad at all (the cinnamon role didn't give me heartburn...) and the food offerings are more than acceptable. I didn't run into any problems concerning hygiene or spoiled food. All in all I find the atmosphere welcoming and the service level reasonable for an often crowded venue. I guess that if you are really in a hurry, the service might at times seem slow or distracted, although I didn't get that feeling. My experience is that this is probably par for the course in many Nairobi cafes.
To sum it up, don't go there for a gourmet experience. I doubt that even they make that claim. But it is an inviting, safe and positive place to while away some time, to work on your computer (free wifi!) and to people watch.
As at many similar places in upscale settings in Nairobi, the preponderance of customers are expatriates and foreigners of one ilk or another - all being served by locals. Those are still the unfortunate facts of life. Since I don't think that I can change that singlehandedly, I will be going back to the Artcaffes whenever I visit Nairobi.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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