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“Relaxed In and Outdoor breakfast lunch and dinner” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Artcaffe

Artcaffe
Westgate, Mwanzi Road, Parklands, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #51 of 358 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Coffee Shop
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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
The Netherlands
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Relaxed In and Outdoor breakfast lunch and dinner”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

This is my favorite place for early breakfast till late lunch in Nairobi, both solo and with others. Good place to meet other people, both business and leisure, as well. Quality is consistent across their branches and across time. I like the pizzas, the Egg Benedict, the schnitzels, the sandwiches, the fresh mango juice, etc. Espresso is mostly of good quality. Take-away bread and bakery are good as well. Staff is plenty and usually friendly, specifically as management is mostly on top of the restaurant floor. Service is efficient so usually no long waiting times. Also easy place to spend a half-day working, branching up the laptop and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Because they are now present in almost all commercial areas in Nairobi, you will not be too far away from the nearest one. Every time that I am back in Nairobi, Art Caffe is my first day breakfast...

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Free Wifi at Artcafe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

with free wifi, its a good place to stop off for a breakfast while catching up with the rest of the world. The breakfasts are great value and the pumpkin pizza is great. The staff generally leave you be, and the coffee is good. A bit on the pricey side, but you get to see the world go by on the terrace (albeit westlands traffic)

Visited June 2013
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Orpington, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“A modern European type reataurant the only decent Pizza I have had in Nairobi”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Four of us had planned a meeting at the Artcaffe. Although full the waiters made arrangements to have to twoseater tables put together for us. The first time I hada good Pizza in Nairobi. Nice coffee too. The Croissants were excellent. The ambiance good not too noisy but lively. Lots of young people and others having meetings too!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
“Great pastries, pizzas, and drinks”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Consistently good food and service in Nairobi. The pizzas are great and the cocktails are well made. A popular spot with the expat and local crowd alike. Service has always been attentive and prompt.

It is our go-to spot for pizza and margaritas.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Hedland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Terrible service or another case of Racism”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

After reading about this restaurant review on facebook I remembered an issue i had with my wife at the Art caffe in Junction. We were meeting a friend for dinner at a nearby suburb, but we got early to beat the Ngong Road jam so we decided to go to Art Caffe Junction for some light drinks before proceeding to our friends place. We got to the restaurant and ushered ourselves in as no one was at the door and got a seat at the terrace. It must have taken about 15-20 minutes before anyone came to attend to us despite sitting directly to the exit door and next to the POS. As a matter of fact i had to literally yell out to to one waiter as she was criss-crossing past us pretending not to see us. After a complaining to the lady I think she was a head waiter we got a waiter to serve us but had an attitude.We didn't care much as we thought they were just tired. I ordered Dawa(cocktail) and my wife ordered a glass of red wine. The dawa was the first to come and was told to hold on for the red wine. I must say dawa was just like sugar and spirite as a matter of fact i had to inquire if any alcohol was put in. For the red wine, mmmmm..... we waited and waited and waited almost 30 minutes after ordering i had to go to the counter to inquire what was going on.. Ans NO WINE GLASS, well we gave them another 20 or so minutes after inquiring still no red wine by this time our dinner date was just about so we left with no Red wine!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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