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“Piece of nature in the city” 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, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Piece of nature in the city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Officially and addict as i have had lunch three times at River cafe, this month. A perfect setting that is very serene. Gives you the feeling of close to nature. The garden at the entrance is well kept and the artwork is arranged differently every time i have been there. Also have very beautiful paintings inside the cafe.
The menu offers quite a variety of meals so its perfect for foodies. watch-out for the day's special at the entrance. this includes meals and cocktails.
The playground area will keep young ones entertained while you eat and catch up with friends.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Best outdoor eating in Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Beautiful setting and relaxed dining. An extensive breakfast and lunch time menu complemented by a great wine menu. There's also a coffee roaster so the coffees are amazing. Close to the Village Market, this restaurant is easily accessible and well worth the trip. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Free Internet is a bonus too.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“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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Nairobi, Kenya
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 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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