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“Great pastries, pizzas, and drinks”
Review of Artcaffe

Artcaffe
Ranked #1 of 15 Coffee & Tea in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Great pastries, pizzas, and drinks”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

Consistently good food and service in Nairobi. The pizzas are great and the cocktails are well made. A popular spot with the expat and local crowd alike. Service has always been attentive and prompt.

It is our go-to spot for pizza and margaritas.

  • Visited May 2013
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South Hedland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Terrible service or another case of Racism”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

After reading about this restaurant review on facebook I remembered an issue i had with my wife at the Art caffe in Junction. We were meeting a friend for dinner at a nearby suburb, but we got early to beat the Ngong Road jam so we decided to go to Art Caffe Junction for some light drinks before proceeding to our friends place. We got to the restaurant and ushered ourselves in as no one was at the door and got a seat at the terrace. It must have taken about 15-20 minutes before anyone came to attend to us despite sitting directly to the exit door and next to the POS. As a matter of fact i had to literally yell out to to one waiter as she was criss-crossing past us pretending not to see us. After a complaining to the lady I think she was a head waiter we got a waiter to serve us but had an attitude.We didn't care much as we thought they were just tired. I ordered Dawa(cocktail) and my wife ordered a glass of red wine. The dawa was the first to come and was told to hold on for the red wine. I must say dawa was just like sugar and spirite as a matter of fact i had to inquire if any alcohol was put in. For the red wine, mmmmm..... we waited and waited and waited almost 30 minutes after ordering i had to go to the counter to inquire what was going on.. Ans NO WINE GLASS, well we gave them another 20 or so minutes after inquiring still no red wine by this time our dinner date was just about so we left with no Red wine!!!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Bristol, Rhode Island
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Ambiance gets you there”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Well, the Artcaffe. This was my most pleasant new addition coming back to Kenya this summer. The artcaffe is a fairly new restaurant, with about 3 or four branches- 3 in Nairobi and 1 in Mombasa I think having started in 2009. I stumbled upon this particular one at the Westgate mall in Westlands while looking for the classic coffee shop with wifi to pass the day etc etc. The truffle kiosk (which is also just divine) next to the Artcaffe is quite frankly how I got here.

So well, while the Artcaffe turned out to be more a casual dining place than the classic Starbucks, great internet notwithstanding, I definitely knew I was carving a niche when I was there the third time that week. The food is a delight. The pizza a must have. The home fries- very wet for your normal home fries though- I could have everyday. However, many many food reviews have been written about this little jem, to make this a drop in the ocean if it be one. So I will talk for the ambiance.

The ambiance will make for half the delight I'll tell you that. The dark wood and cream makes for such a romantic atmosphere to suit formal dinners and the sort, the outside shop with the laid back sun lounges perfect for those with agendas like mine- coffee, wifi, and people- watching and the kiosk, well, for the grab and go- for which you should ask for their 6-9am coffee and pastry offer :) Unbelievable!

They have got a live jazz band that comes in every Wednesday. Last time Kavutha sang about 6ft from me. So you know- go! Their music repertoire is also very quite riche. They had me at Piano man- what do I say.

One final one, they aren't known for their almond croissants for gaffes. You will not have been here until you have these. Definitely go. I know I will again and again :)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Emily C
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
“Very good”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

In all aspects, service and food are very good, dont expect anything from Kenya there only European and US food so if you feel a taste of home go there clientele is young and local yuppies.
The mall deserves a visit.

Visited June 2013
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Thank ThierryC2962
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Nairobi
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Relaxing atmosphere.”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Go for your shopping at west gate, start with a snack or branch at artcaffe and this will kick start your shopping spree here. I love this place.

Visited June 2013
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Thank George K
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