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“Location is perfect for a relaxing morning” 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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Blantyre, Blantyre, Malawi
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“Location is perfect for a relaxing morning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Came here to have breakfast. Service was very friendly as Joan our waitress was attentive. However it was very slow to get our cooked breakfast. Food upon arrival was good but do not ask for poached eggs as they certainly did not look like poached eggs. Were overdone too. The gardens are well kept and the old building is amazing. Please be aware this is not Karen Blixens house which I initially thought it was. That is 2 kms away at the Karen Blixen museum.

Visited February 2014
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“Relaxed atmosphere, good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Our tour guide Albert recommended this place for a late lunch. It was charming with outdoor tables and tables under canopies. Service was a bit slow and food was good.

Visited February 2014
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Nairobi
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“Mediocre”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Is it just me or is everyone under the impression that this is actually Karen Blixen's house, because it isn't - it's a little further down the road. However, if you are thinking of stopping here for lunch, then just relax in the garden, enjoy a coffee and then go somewhere else for the food, because here, it is distinctly average - not bad, but not good. Go to Talisman instead, or maybe Osteria....

Visited December 2013
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Landisville
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“Rather ho hum”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

For die hard fans of the book and movie this might be a thrill but there isn't really much to see. The guides are very well informed and do a great job with what they have.

Visited January 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Out of Africa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Nice place to visit specially if you have read the book or saw the movie. Furniture is supposed to be authentic, but questionable as the property changed few hands in between. Beautiful setting for a wedding reception or a party

Visited January 2014
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