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Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 20 882138
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Casual dining delivered with class

We've previously visited eaten in the garden and then recently, as it was raining, ate in the bar area. Both were very enjoyable experiences. The staff are quietly attentive and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 1, 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

We've previously visited eaten in the garden and then recently, as it was raining, ate in the bar area. Both were very enjoyable experiences. The staff are quietly attentive and the food good. A place to linger.

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

Since I had previously been to the Karen Blixen Museum, our driver dropped me off here while my traveling friend went to take a tour of the museum. I thought it was more of a coffee/tea shop, but it was a full-service restaurant! Although I had eaten lunch, I ordered a fruit salad, coffee and water so as not to... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2015

Karen Blixen, famous for her book "Out of Africa", has lived in this house for the larger part of her stay in Kenya. The house is small, thus the visit is also quite quick. There are guides who come to give you a thorough explanation on the house, the life of Karen and how the house changed owners overtime. It... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

We saw the Karen Blixen house on the way from our nearby Giraffe Manor hotel, to the airport leaving Nairobi. We therefore didn't leave ourselves enough time to spend taking the guided house tour and properly see the beautiful grounds surrounding the museum. It is definitely a worthwhile destination, if you are in that area of Nairobi.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

The place is beautiful, with a big garden and you can enjoy the nice weather with good food. The service was good as well.

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Malindi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

If you only have a day in Nairobi and/or its your first time here try this spot it is beautiful with reliable service and excellent food. It is also close to Karen Blixen's House, The Baby Elephants and the Giraffe Centre which will wrap up your day nicely...

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Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2015

THe Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is a lodge/restaurant set amisdt a lovely garden very near the Karen Blixen Musem (which is the former house of the famous Danish writer, a completely separate business from the Coffee Garden). The Coffee Garden has a very peaceful atmosphere, and perfect for an afternoon brunch and wine.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

Beautiful garden and nice food, but terrible service. We waited almost 20 minutes before being given a menu, and then another 30 minutes before food arrived. The bill never came,, and we had to go looking for it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

Spent 2 nights. In the Karen area of Nairobi where it seems everything is called Karen Blixen. Hotel and rooms (cottage style) is of the colonial era and reminiscent of that time. Property is lush with trees and plants and well maintained. Rooms are big and fit the vintage / colonial style. Restaurant and bar connected to the hotel provides... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

The garden is worth the visit. If you been in Nairobi's busy traffic and just need to relax with a decent meal and a great coffee this is a nice place. The food is lovely and the prices are fair. The hospitality is friendly and everything is very clean. As a treat for tourist with children, who just want their... More 

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