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“Fantastic Authentic European Café & Restaurant...” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafesserie Mombasa

Cafesserie Mombasa
Mombasa Malindi Road | Nakumatt Nyali, Mombasa, Kenya
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Ranked #19 of 99 restaurants in Mombasa
Cuisines: Continental
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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“Fantastic Authentic European Café & Restaurant...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2012

What a wonderful addition to Mombasa's café scene.

It's located at Nakumatt Nyali and the City Mall and is the perfect place for an excellent cappucino, snack and to watch the colourful world walking by.

I believe the owners used to operate a succesful café in Nairobi. Thanks for coming down!

It has a large terrace with lots of seating as well as in-door airconditioned seating where they also roast and grind their own coffee beans right in front of your eyes. Very nice touch.

Cafesserie has lovely items on their menu to include sandwiches, burgers, pizzas, pastas, seafood and steaks. We've eaten the pizzas, sandwiches and burgers and they are all very good. They bake their own bread and you can tell. The sandwiches are wonderful. The burgers was meaty, juicy, perfectly grilled and full of flavour served with pommes allumettes (matchstick fries). The pizzas were very good and would rival most Italian places. We also had the caffesserie ice cream sundae and it was divine. It was massive, full of rich coffee and chocolate ice creams with home made brownie chunks. Very nice. Cappucinos were also delicious.

I observed quite a few people ordering fish, seafood and steaks and they all looked happy with their dishes.

The service is simply excellent. The waiters are mostly female, very pretty, very capable, polite, friendly and 'on the ball'. They quickly settle you in and make you feel at ease. I like their uniform, a pair of jeans, white shirt and apron. Chic and stylish.

The beers are cold and the juices are fresh.

They also have a section where you can buy freshly baked European breads as well as cakes and pastries.

If you're in the North Coast and are looking for a bite to eat of very good quality, this is the place. It's not cheap but it's worth it.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Mombasa, Kenya
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“A Change from the Norm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Finally a decent Coffee Shop (not a restaurant), with a decent selection of pastries and bread!
The sandwiches are healthy but more suited to weight watchers and the pasta not really Italian tasting! Overall a refreshing experience, good milkshakes, ice creams are ok, the staff are polite, helpful and trying really hard to do their level best.

The owners are always around to keep an eye on things and overall i would say finally a different and up to date Cafe.

Must visit to feel the difference.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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lancashire
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“Good Food, Great staff and good atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012 via mobile

Well....we came to Kenya for the second time to experience more of what kenya has to offer.

We did a bit of shopping in the newly built City mall, which I must say is impressive and nothing like anything I've seen in kenya (shopping wise). We saw cafesserie as we walked into the Nakumart and it looked very nice and inviting with the smell of fresh bread and coffee. We walked in, welcomed and seated by a friendly member of staff who all fall very good English. We had cake and coffee which was extremely delicious and well priced for the amount you get.

We have been back 4 times in our stay in Kenya so far and we have 4 days to go...people will start to think we are locals (if only).

We have been back tonight for dinner and again it was delicious. The prawn pap was extremely tasty. The girl who served us went out of her way to please us and was very knowledgeable about the food they serve. However, she was not surs what was in one of the cakes they had but rather than just saying 'I don't know' she went and found out for us. there should be a 10 on the ratings.

The person who served us told us her real name but we have forgotten it. So if someone could find out and let us know then id be grateful. The name on her badge was WINNIE I think.

They need more places like this in the UK as it could easily rival coffee houses such as COSTA, NEROS and STARBUCKS.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great new additions to an amazing restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

i just went to the restaurant and noticed they had a new item of food on the menu and their new cake, the concord and another new addition which i cant remember the name for,

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Coffeee”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

Good Enviroment, very polite and knowledgable staff, overall excellent..

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