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“Great Ambiance” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The River Cafe

The River Cafe
Ranked #37 of 512 Restaurants in Nairobi
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Cafe, European, Bar, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: International cuisine, French, American and Belgian influence!
Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
“Great Ambiance”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

The ambiance of the River Cafe is great and the atmosphere is serene, the coffees are wow and freshly roasted and grinded, the service is spot on and i recommend this gem as the perfect spot to hang out for lunches.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank swasya
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117 reviews from our community

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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
128 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Out of the City and Serene”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

River Cafe is located away from the city center and it is surrounded by lots of green vegetation. It is a great place to chill out on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. The food is expensive, but not too bad. However, I would rather just go there for a coffee/drink. This place is quite popular especially over the weekends so it does get crowded, but it is a better option than Village Market if you want a relaxing atmosphere.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank alkenya
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London
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72 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Decent Sunday brunch option, lunch menu not so good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2013

Ate here with friends for both Sunday lunch and brunch. Would much more recommend it for the brunch option, decent eggs benedict. Atmosphere and setting, good. Welcoming for children and dogs and set in pleasant grounds with a nursery (plants, that is) on site.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank RM1979
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Wonderful, relaxing outdoor environment with good food, fast service, and beautiful scenery. A nice surprise.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank Scott B
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Lima, Peru
Level Contributor
61 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Breakfast or lunch surounded by nature”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

This lovely place is perfect to start the day! you have open space, good food and plants, cats, birds and a nursery to by your plants or anything for your garden.
The place is calm and quiet and the contact with nature provides the energy you need for the day (or the afternoon if you go for lunch)
You can also complement your food with nice wine or finish it with ice cream or a good coffee!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank OceanLook
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