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“Karen Blixen house” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages

Karen Blixen coffee garden and Cottages
336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
254-20-88 21 38
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Ranked #5 of 43 attractions in Nairobi
Type: Historic Sites
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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“Karen Blixen house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Blixen house is interesting wit beautiful grounds and views. The garden lunch is wonderful. We ate outside and had the lunch buffet which was fantastic. Artists showing their works and a beautiful setting. Worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“Informative visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

It was great to see how this most famous lady lived and see the artefacts - great visit and reasonably priced.

Visited August 2013
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“Wonderful place for lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

We decided to have lunch here before our visit to the Karen Blixen Museum at the recommendation of our guide/driver. It was such a lovely setting in the garden, very relaxing. The food we had was very good, I am afraid we ordered too much! At times the service was a little slow but that didn't bother us too much as we were not in a hurry. Definitely would recommend to anyone visiting.

Visited May 2013
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“Beautiful garden and quite dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Karen Balixen is one of the tourist stops here in Nairobi. So if you plan to dine at Karen Blixen try to not to pick high tourist season otherwise it is hardly impossible to get a table, even though you do service is too slow!
But if you are flexinle, definitely recommend this place, they have a huge garden where you kids play safely. Their menu is extensive with lots of options. It also has a bar, and they show international games for expats, so this is a really popular expat spot! Restaurant also had a indoor area, but I kind a dont like it, we dined there twice and I felt like it is too dark to big. So I rather sit outside and enjoy the nice weather even though it gets chilly at night in here. For weekends, recommend you to make a reservation. Last weekend we tried to have a lunch, it was packed with tourist buses and local people, waiting time was 2 hrs!

Visited December 2012
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“Simple home - lovely grounds”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The author of Out of Africa's home a short drive out of Nairobi.

There was a short tour of the home showing how she lived during her years in Kenya.

Visited September 2013
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