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“Inconsistent a consistency for them”
Review of Artcaffe

Artcaffe
Ranked #23 of 557 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level Contributor
75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Inconsistent a consistency for them”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Art Cafe generally has good pastries, good food and even good cocktails. However if you order a cheese burger one day, there's no guarantee that if you order a cheese burger again on another day that it shall taste exactly the same as the previous one. I find this really annoying because sometimes you want exactly what you had the last time and what a disappointment when you order the same thing but its not exactly the same. This is the same for sandwiches and cocktails. I was told once by a waiter (about the difference in taste of my second cocktail), that the difference is because someone else made it. This makes you wonder if they don't have a standard recipe for their cocktails or if they don't plan their procurement well so that they run out of ingredients early in the night. Sometimes not being quite the same is the better option as there are times when you can get sick because something is off in the sandwiches - I have gotten sick from their chicken in calzone sandwich which I used to love but no longer do for fear of getting sick again. Other than their inconsistency problem, the cafe is a nice place to hang out.

  • Visited December 2013
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Glasgow
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Very good food, service and value.”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Good food.
Wide menu.
Helpful staff and good service.
Reasonably priced.
Nice setting (at galleria).

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank coylehugh
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Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent!”
Reviewed December 16, 2013

Art Cafe Westgate :( was my favourite place in Nairobi, but now that it is not there any more :( I wish to say that all other Art Cafes are equally good. The food is always very good - they follow the same standards and I have never been unpleasantly surprised there. Their coffee is also very good; staff are pleasant and friendly. Art Cafe is by far the best value for money in Nairobi. Highly recommended to all long and short time stayers... I have been their regular guest - family visit, with friends even solo - and one does not feel awkward sitting there all by him/her self.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Sandaken
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Stuttgart, Germany
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Art Cafe is the Place in West Gate Mall”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

Art Cafe IS the place to have a fantastic evening having delicious western food and enjoy the crowd too on the West Gate Mall.

Haunted by Europeans and Indians this is a great place to spend your evenings.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Colonelgopi
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Los Angeles, California
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Delicious Food, Great service!”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

We went to the location at the Village Market in Gigiri on a Friday night. The restaurant was definitely crowded but we were seated almost immediately. Our waiter was very attentive and yet, not 'in your face' and our food arrived promptly. The ambiance of the place is extremely relaxing and the drinks and food are reasonable priced. There is something for everyone which makes choosing what to eat both a little confusing at times and also a lot of fun.

The best part of our visit was that we weren't rushed at all. We finished our meal early but lingered for over an hour and a half over dessert and not once did we get the impression that we were wanted out. Definitely a good place to try out.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank A-LShah
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