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KB Karen Blixen

Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 717 775888
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 76 reviews

Reviewed September 13, 2017

During a short visit to Malindi this was a place I was taken several times for a mid morning cup of coffee. Vendors wander round selling DVDs. I expressed a desire for a copy of the film 'About Time' and sure enough it was presented...More

Thank Conquester
Reviewed July 12, 2017

Located inside a small U shaped shopping type mall absent the shops. Indeed the only space rented was a real estate agent and a hair salon. The restaurant area fills the centre of the U and has numerous fans overhead which, once on, seemed to...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

From the service to the food everything was a disaster. Most of the staff were too busy watching tv to notice us. However kudos to the waiter who did serve us who seemed like he was desperately trying to pull the whole weight of the...More

Thank Johanna O
Reviewed June 6, 2017

i was there for a cup of coffee, is an open place good for friends, family, business, solo anyone can have something better

Thank Maurine A
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We visited the Karen Blixen malindi for a late morning coffee / drink. It is extremely hot and stuffy if you sit inside. we them moved to the outside, where it is difficult to get a waiters attention, and where you have hawkers and beggars...More

Thank Neil R
tiziana b, Proprietario at KB Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded April 19, 2017

hi sorry Malindi this time it is very hot everywhere, we can't do nothing for that, our restaurant/bar is in open space, for the waiters we take our action. Thanks

Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

A relatively dull place with decent food; nothing extra can be said, just a place to eat.... downtown, no A/C a joint for local Italians. Good fish - the catch of the day....

Thank Srecko D
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Still going strong after many years with decent service many cooling fans and a very popular meeting place for coffee and or drinks. Many boys selling anything operate around its plaza but do not bother you inside!!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Was lovely to meet up with my visitors at Karen Blixen on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a Fresh Cold Fruit Juice & some coffee. The service was very good while watching the busy Lamu Road with most souvenior shops located along the road.

Thank Maria F
Reviewed February 6, 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and had a pizza and fish. Both well prepared and tasty. Service by staff is good and in a good central location in town.

Thank John P
Reviewed January 16, 2017

We had filet and pizza. Both well prepared. Prices reasonable. Ambiente is nice afro/italien mix. Service friendly

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 775888
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The KB Karen Blixen, in the historic square of the Center Galana in Malindi.Bar, Restaurant open for breakfast, open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm.Typical Italian cuisine, swuaili, pizzza.
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