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“Fabulous breakfast!”
Review of Artcaffe

Ranked #1 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Fabulous breakfast!”
Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Wow! The most delicious eggs Florentine on a gorgeous Kitengela plate. Reall tast chai latte too (unsweetened, so add to taste).
Great range of breakfast choices :-)

Visited May 2013
Thank SunGods
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
New York, NY
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Delicious cappuccino.”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Arcaffe is a solid local chain. The food is a little hit or miss, but you can't go wrong with the pizza. The coffee drinks, in my opinion, are the best of the local chains. Good atmosphere with high quality finishes and good internet too boot.

Visited April 2013
Thank shaslau
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Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“best cafe”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

you could have best coffee in Nairobi at that amazing place with a great view at the main street with a good stuff sevice

Visited April 2013
Thank ahmed_azab07
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Level 6 Contributor
167 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“Good (almost exclusively expatriate) hangout”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

I visited the Artcaffe locations at the Westgate Mall as well as the Village Market Mall recently. I give them an overall very good rating mostly because they are somewhat of an oasis in a town where there are not too many comfort zones outside the luxury hotels. They are great for a cup of coffee with the morning papers (the coffee was fine). The pastries are not bad at all (the cinnamon role didn't give me heartburn...) and the food offerings are more than acceptable. I didn't run into any problems concerning hygiene or spoiled food. All in all I find the atmosphere welcoming and the service level reasonable for an often crowded venue. I guess that if you are really in a hurry, the service might at times seem slow or distracted, although I didn't get that feeling. My experience is that this is probably par for the course in many Nairobi cafes.
To sum it up, don't go there for a gourmet experience. I doubt that even they make that claim. But it is an inviting, safe and positive place to while away some time, to work on your computer (free wifi!) and to people watch.
As at many similar places in upscale settings in Nairobi, the preponderance of customers are expatriates and foreigners of one ilk or another - all being served by locals. Those are still the unfortunate facts of life. Since I don't think that I can change that singlehandedly, I will be going back to the Artcaffes whenever I visit Nairobi.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank wolfman50
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Average food, spotty service”
Reviewed May 2, 2013

The food at artcaffe isn't terrible, but neither is it anything special. The service can be either really good or really poor. I think it just depends on your luck.

They do have free wifi though and it's a nice place to work if you're looking for a cafe setting.

  • Visited February 2013
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2 Thank Jason L
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