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Thorn Tree Cafe

New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 23 33283
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (9 reviews)
“soups” (2 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed March 21, 2017 via mobile

I was a regular visitor to this restaurant over many years, especially for the Friday and Saturday live band, not sure if they still play. I hadn't been back in a while. In a sense, it all feels the same: lovely ambience, good vibes, courteous...More

Thank David W
Reviewed March 14, 2017

We stayed at the Stanley before a safari and ate here for breakfast, lunch and some dinners. Breakfast is a lovely buffet, lunch and dinner are off of a menu. The pizza is made in house with their pizza oven, the seafood pizza is divine!...More

Reviewed February 6, 2017

Breakfast is amazing - fully laid out with fresh fruit - yogurt - cereals at hot section and pastries! The chef makes eggs or crepes - whatever you desire! LOVE LOVE LOVE the staff!

Thank AfricaCarol
Reviewed January 27, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for some masala tea with milk and a smoothie. This is just a beautiful cafe with a great history. Left a message at the message tree and relaxed with my son and his friend. Did not have a meal but I bet...More

Thank dvick_or
Reviewed December 18, 2016

Stayed over a week at the Stanley and ate several times at this cafe. It's a good place to get lunch and grab a beer, Tusker specifically. The beef stew was really good and the chicken casadillas was good, even spicy.

Thank Travis S
Reviewed December 17, 2016

There were, we were told by friends and locals, two hotels and their bars/restaurants that were on the must see list. This was one of them, in the Stanley hotel. We started at the bar for a couple of Tuskers. It is a beautiful old...More

Thank PeterandJinx
Reviewed December 14, 2016

I was quite anxious to re-visit the famous Thorn tree cafe with its tree and messages. Coming down there where it is at the ground floor, you will not immediately recognize the old restaurant from the 70 and 80. The tree is a new one...More

Thank abut0ma
Reviewed December 5, 2016

Very nice and varied buffet breakfast (loved the Kenyan cakes and my friend who was born in Tanzania had a Proustian madeleine moment with one of those little cakes). And decent evening fare for those with a tight schedule who did not have the time...More

Thank TransylvanianGrl
Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

Just had diner at the Thorn Tree. Good food but for a restaurant of repute; poor service. Waiters seem to be understaffed and courtesy seems to be more forced than natural. Waitress was a bit gloomy :( Had highly rated you but you have honestly...More

Thank Alan M
Reviewed November 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there for pizza and loved it though it took long to come but the over courtious staff compensated for it

Thank Edith C
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Diana M
March 17, 2016|
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Response from Totte B | Reviewed this property |
It is absolutely affordable and the menu offers a broad range also in price: soups, sallads, pizzas, chicken and beef. The sallads are nice - though not very big. If you order the tuna sallad - be sure it is done on a very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 23 33283
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