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“Great Ambiance” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The River Cafe

The River Cafe
Limuru Road, 1/2 km after Village Market | Gigiri, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
725-969-891
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Ranked #137 of 341 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Coffee Shop, International, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
“Great Ambiance”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

The ambiance of the River Cafe is great and the atmosphere is serene, the coffees are wow and freshly roasted and grinded, the service is spot on and i recommend this gem as the perfect spot to hang out for lunches.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Out of the City and Serene”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

River Cafe is located away from the city center and it is surrounded by lots of green vegetation. It is a great place to chill out on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The food is expensive, but not too bad. However, I would rather just go there for a coffee/drink. This place is quite popular especially over the weekends so it does get crowded, but it is a better option than Village Market if you want a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
“Decent Sunday brunch option, lunch menu not so good”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Ate here with friends for both Sunday lunch and brunch. Would much more recommend it for the brunch option, decent eggs benedict. Atmosphere and setting, good. Welcoming for children and dogs and set in pleasant grounds with a nursery (plants, that is) on site.

  • Visited February 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Wonderful, relaxing outdoor environment with good food, fast service, and beautiful scenery. A nice surprise.

Visited December 2012
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Nairobi
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Breakfast or lunch surounded by nature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

This lovely place is perfect to start the day! you have open space, good food and plants, cats, birds and a nursery to by your plants or anything for your garden.
The place is calm and quiet and the contact with nature provides the energy you need for the day (or the afternoon if you go for lunch)
You can also complement your food with nice wine or finish it with ice cream or a good coffee!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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