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“Nice historic setting, though food/service only so-so.”
Review of Thorn Tree Cafe

Thorn Tree Cafe
Ranked #84 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Nice historic setting, though food/service only so-so.”
Reviewed October 27, 2011

Not really a destination spot provided you've been there at least once to see the legendary thorn tree, but definitely one of nicest spots for lunch in the CBD.

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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
amsterdam
1 review
“incredible music and beautiful food”
Reviewed October 7, 2011

an outdoor dinner on Friday evening... relaxing after a soso working day. We got an oke dinner (lamb dishes) at the Thorn Tree/ Sarova, but an unforgettable evening of jazz life music.. the saxofonist (Richard Alai) in/and the Harmoniqs band. Seemingly they play every Friday evening... I assume that is until the day they will be discovered to play for bigger audiences.
My Friday evening was just perfect..

  • Visited October 2011
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
1,291 reviews
738 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 523 helpful votes
“Great breakfast and dinner experiences”
Reviewed July 21, 2011

We enjoyed four breakfasts and two dinners at the Thorn Tree Cafe. We chose to sit outside and enjoyed each of our experiences. The breakfast buffet provides a nice selection including fresh fruit and made to order omelets and crepe like pancakes. We really appreciated their coffee with steamed milk. Most nights a local band entertains the dinner crowd on the patio. We thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere, entertainment, service and food. Many locals drop in for a drink or a lite snack. It is a great place to go to relax and check out the locals. The menu provides a wide variety of food so there is something for everyone. Good value!

  • Visited July 2011
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Witney, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
223 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“Was expecting more!”
Reviewed October 11, 2010

Stayed at the Stanley Hotel twice in October. The Thorn Tree cafe is downstairs on the road frontage. It is a small outdoor cafe with a very small thin acacia tree in the centre (obviously not the original 'thorn tree'!) and actually doesn't have much appeal. Does good lattes and coffee though. Not worth a special trip but OK if you are staying in the hotel I guess.

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“OK thats all”
Reviewed September 8, 2010

Dinner was nothing to write home about. Breakfast was good.

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