We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 20 882138
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage and Giraffe Center Full-Day Tour from Nairobi
More Info
and up
Nairobi National Park, David Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Giraffe Center and...

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 247 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 100
  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
  • 6
  • 4
Good place

The grounds are calm and quiet and you can enjoy the gardens while you eat. Food was ok and service was good but not outstanding. After a busy day at the national museum, elephant... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Nairobi, Kenya
Add Photo Write a Review

247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 214: English reviews
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The grounds are calm and quiet and you can enjoy the gardens while you eat. Food was ok and service was good but not outstanding. After a busy day at the national museum, elephant orphanage and giraffe center, it was nice to enjoy a cold beer.

Thank jrubenvalenzuela
Level Contributor
29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such lovely grounds, the whole experience was impeccable from start to finish. We had a large party that came here for dinner and were seated in the dining room near the fireplace. The food was delicious, we had several people who had dietary restrictions and were still able to find something to eat. The staff was accommodating and attentive. Some... More 

Thank Catherine B
Buckeye, Arizona
Level Contributor
135 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Charming restaurant and grounds. Feels like you stepped right into the movie "Out of Africa". Beautiful courtyard. Nice grounds. Charming atmosphere. Unfortunately, my food was very undercooked, but the rest of the experience was wonderful.

Thank ArizonaJT
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after morning visits to the giraffe and David Sheldrick elephants and before the Karen Blixen Museum visit. We dined alfresco in the garden on a sunny calm day. The gardens and artwork are stunning. The food was good not exceptional but the service was.

Thank bobdrennan
Entebbe, Uganda
Level Contributor
83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear me, I can't even remember which food I ordered (only a week ago), but I do remember there were several good selections for vegetarians, and that what I chose was delicious. The service was excellent, and all of us enjoyed our meal.

Thank gilatoo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

Nice garden with mature trees. Loads of space. Nicely tucked away from the noise of the city despite being close to it. They also has very nice food.

Thank Dennis W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

A lovely garden with a beautiful view and treated like welcome guests by the outstanding staff. Food was quite good but surprised at the number if taxes on everything.

Thank Onthemove400
Kalimpong, India
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2016

Lot of variety and everything was plentiful, and very tasty - Salads, Soup, BBQ Meats, Sukuma, Chips, Desserts, etc etc

Thank sudhirjpatel
Aalborg, Denmark
Level Contributor
113 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

I was there with three other friends. Only two wanted lunch which apparently did not suite the waiter even though we bought coffee. The coffe had been spilled but they had not cleaned it up before serving it to me, and also the cup was dirty. Moreover the waiters came and took away the ketchup before we had finished and... More 

1 Thank BrittHaugstrup
Level Contributor
91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016 via mobile

We had our wedding in Masai Mara and as the raisin in the hotdog end we finish with dinner in this romantic and colonial style restaurant. In fact all did their best. Staff I mean. The issue is that nobody really cared about training and explaining the staff about what it means to work in a supposed high end restaurant.... More 

1 Thank Niels Peter P

Travelers who viewed Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages also viewed


Been to Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Palm Desert, California

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?