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“Was expecting more!”
Review of Thorn Tree Cafe

Thorn Tree Cafe
Ranked #66 of 553 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Witney, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 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
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129 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“OK thats all”
Reviewed September 8, 2010

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

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London
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“the people make the difference”
Reviewed September 1, 2010

Ate here three times during our stay at another hotel in the city. Despite being busy, all the staff were friendly and efficient. Oh yes, and the food was good too.

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Near Guildford
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect for people watching”
Reviewed June 28, 2010

The Thorn Tree is named after the tree in its coutyard - which has messages pinned to it for people travelling around Africa - a relic of the old "post restante". Probably just a gimic in the age of sms and email, but a nice link with the past, and a bit of fun.

The service and food are great, and you can either have a full on meal or just a coffee or a drink, it's perfect, part is open air, but set back from the street, the inside part is modern, but with great prints on the walls and artefacts.

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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Food, Service & Atmosphere”
Reviewed May 8, 2010

Great food - from lighter snacks to pizza's to something more substantial, and a great selection of coffees and drinks, too. Nice atmosphere as you can observe the hustle & bustle of Nairobi passing you by in this 'pavement cafe'. Perfect spot to meet friends. Don't forget to check out the famous thorn (acacia) tree planted in the middle of the restaurant - and leave a message on the noticeboard there !

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