It’s 10am on a weekend and you are craving some eggs and a mimosa. Here are some places to see and be seen in Nairobi, while?you?satisfy your cravings.
Thorn Tree Caf?
Located in the legendary Sarova Stanley hotel, the Thorn Tree Caf? offers the?ambiance of an open air bistro, and serves as a landmark that captures an amazing part of the city?s history. According to an old legend, the caf? thrived from an Acacia tree at the crossroads of a railway in the early 1900s, which gradually became a means of communication by post for travelers who would pin messages and information to its trunk for other travelers. If you are looking to have a power brunch or are simply taking a tour of the city, this is your spot.
With a name that is a brilliant play on words, About Thyme?s atmosphere is not only laid back, but is a nice and intimate location in a secluded area of the Westlands. An amazing spot for Sunday brunch, its menu is inspired by eclectic tastes from around the world. After a busy week spent in the city, treat yourself to About Thyme?s fresh strawberry smoothies, a classic English breakfast or delicious waffles.
The River Caf?
This family friendly brunch spot (dogs included), though?a little out of the way from the rest of Nairobi, is definitely worth the trip . Surrounded by lush vegetation, its outdoor landscape gives you the feeling of being very close to nature. Over a weekend brunch you may choose to try out their?delicious and freshly roasted coffee, a Haloumi salad or their famous smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict.
The highly acclaimed Tamambo Karen Blixen Coffee Garden is situated in the midst of one of the largest and oldest formal gardens in Kenya, and is the site of the original coffee plantation owned by Danish author, Karen Blixen.? Guests can try out their Cheese Samosas or Kachos (think Nachos, but the Kenyan version of it) with a Jungle Juice Cocktail or a Bloody Mary. It is a ?must dine at? spot for residents and tourists alike.
Nairobi Java House
A chain of coffee shops with eighteen out of twenty locations based in the capital city, there is no escaping this household name in Nairobi. What makes it so unique is its export quality coffee and long held tradition of catering to a weekend brunch crowd with a fresh to order menu (many folks swear by their Almond Croissants and Huevos Rancheros!).
We can?t get enough of Belgian Waffles at Urban Eatery and we urge you, no scratch that, demand that you pay a visit to this popular brunch spot in the Westlands, Nairobi. The stylish diner is an ideal way to kick off your weekend, and offers a vast international food and drink menu for adults and children.
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