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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
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Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
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Reviewed March 25, 2021

Every time I go here I have an amazing milkshake and a cake. The staff are friendly and the place is clean.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed March 1, 2020 via mobile

Very good spot for coffee or breakfast or a snack. Located by main road with nice outdoor seating area. Coffee is excellent.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

Really slick little operation - food good, coffee really good, vibe awesome! Perfect stopover en route to Samburu. Thanks so much!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

I lived in Nanyuki for 3 months and Dorman's was my escape to enjoy a lovely cappuccino in good company. The prices are comparable to coffeeshops in Montreal ($2-$4) which is higher than other local spots but reasonable considering the quality. There is light fare...as well, including vegetable samosas which are good. The peanut butter smoothies are delicious. Free internet access, nice pastries, and lovely baristas. I exchanged many books in the book exchange shelf, and the bathrooms are clean. No, this is not the authentic Kenyan experience, and does not have authentic Kenyan cuisine. However, if you need a break from the hustle bustle of a busy town with dusty roads, Dorman's can give you some good mindspace.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

I love stopping here for coffee and a sandwich. As an American, it feels like a nice touch of home with more "Mzungu" food on offer. The coffee is great and I love their sandwiches!

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Passed by on our way to and from Meru town. Sweet Dark hot coffee served and hot chocolate too. Clean loo. Just right on the road.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

Was here for a quick coffee and to pick a parcel for someone. Went inside to the bar to ask if there was a parcel for me. The lady serving was very unfriendly and dismissive. She just told me to "check if its written in...the book" and went back to making a coffee. After checking the book and not finding my name there, she asked if I had found it. I simply told her I couldn't find my name, to which she rudely replied "well if its not in the book then I cant help you", which I found extremely impolite. Coffee was ok, but I left immediately.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed October 25, 2018

Great place to stop for coffee in Nanyuki town! We needed the loo and a coffee before we continued our journey back to Nairobi.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed September 7, 2018

It's always great to find a good coffee joint outside Nairobi. It's a quaint cafe with freshly brewed coffee and delicious pastries. The service is good and staff very accommodating of families with young children.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed April 17, 2018

I love a Dorman's, it's like Kenya's Starbucks...but much better quality coffee. It's located just off the main street in Nanyuki, it's small but pleasant. The milkshakes are top notch to.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorman's

  • Yes, Dorman's offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Dorman's offers delivery services.

  • Dorman's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 3.5
    • Service: 3.5
    • Value: 3.5