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“a wonderful respite in Nairobi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Amani ya Juu

Amani ya Juu
On Ring Road in Riverside, near Prime Bank | P.O. Box 14801, Nairobi 00800, Kenya (Nairobi Central Business District)
254 20 4449071
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Ranked #6 of 14 Shopping in Nairobi
Type: Shops
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“a wonderful respite in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We had lunch here on a busy day and stepping into the garden was amazing, with traffic zipping by just feet away, you felt like you were in your own world. the products in the store were great for gifts (you can buy online as well if you forgot to pick up something!)

I highly recommend a visit here. Ask for a tour and see how they are changing women's lives.

Visited July 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful crafts, pleasant garden, great food...with a playground for the little ones!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Such a nice place to spend a few hours over lunch with kids. Browsing in the store is really fun- lots of beautiful items, slightly higher prices than a market, but nicer quality, and a pleasant low stress shopping experience. the cafe in the garden is lovely, and great to have the playground there too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The products at Amani are all great - beautiful prints, good quality workmanship, and designs that are perfect for gifts for those back home because they are beautiful and say 'africa' but also translate well to the fit and complement the american/european style. The prices are also incredibly reasonable considering the quality - you could probably bargain for a bit cheaper in the markets for something similar, but I find these items last much longer and are much better made. You can purchase great clutch purses for as little as kes 670/-, I even found some for 320/- because they were previous seasons fabric and on sale! I'd suggest going during lunch time so you can also enjoy the amazing salads and muffins in the garden that seems like an escape from the bustle of construction around the garden cafe.

Visited July 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Relax in the middle of chaos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The salads are incredibly delicious! Portions are generous, so have a half one if you have an average appetite. Inexpensive, too! However, I found the products in the shop to be a little on the expensive side - not to say that I don't value the work that was put into it, but it made it so that it was just outside of my price range. I'd go back for the food and ambiance any day though! Except Sunday, of coursed, cause they're closed.

Visited June 2012
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Annapolis, Maryland
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143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
“Lovely grounds...lovely women”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

The woman who work at Amani are all survivors. The handwork they do, the bags, the quilts, the clothing, all help support them and teach them an occupation. The cafe has the best mocha! The grounds are very pretty and the kids can enjoy running and playing on the playground equipment.

Visited March 2012
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