Top Cafes in Nairobi

written by Yoga David 13th April 2015

What is it about that cheeky cup of coffee or tea that gets you out of your home to your favourite local cafe? Is it the smell of hand-roasted beans? The flawlessly balanced lattes? Or is it the warm comfy atmosphere that keeps you going back for more?

For those who love their tea or coffee well prepared with a side of something to nibble on, we have a number of lively cafes in Nairobi ready to serve up that perfect cup. Check out our top picks!



Located in various Malls in Nairobi, Artcaffe is a bright, light-filled café with a fresh, modern and cozy environment. They are known for serving the best roasted coffees, tea, hearty dishes and a wide selection of desserts at affordable rates.

Cafe Villa Rosa at Kempinski Hotel


Situated at the iconic Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, Café Villa Rosa serves the best buffet breakfast in the City. You can also select a healthy option from their a la carte menu

Alabaster Lounge at Crowne Plaza


Alabaster Lounge serves a selection of light meals, including sandwiches & pastries as well as hot & cold beverages. They are opened daily from early in the morning until 11:00pm.

Black Gold Cafe at Panari Hotel


Overlooking the ever busy Mombasa Road at Panari Hotel, Black Gold Café is known for serving well roasted coffees, teas, light meals, smoothies and desserts.

Jade Coffee House

jade coffee house

The Jade – Coffee & Tea House at Zen Garden is an all-day Café serving excellent breakfasts, brunches, light lunches and exotic teas.

Java Coffee House

Top Cafes in Nairobi

One of the largest Coffee house with multiple chains around Nairobi, Java pride themselves for being the finest producers of hand-roasted coffee and freshly prepared home style food.

Lord Delamere’s Terrace

lord delarmare

An open-air Café, Lord Delamere’s has a classic and friendly service. They offer simple yet classic cuisine from continental to Italian and Asian. They also serve excellent coffee, sandwiches, desserts and signature cocktails.

Mamas Patisserie


A little Paris in Nairobi, Mamas Patisserie located at ABC Place along Waiyaki Way, serves the best pastries, baked bread, sandwiches all made from fresh, natural flavours.

Palm Cafe

palm cafe nairobi

Palm cafe is has a sophisticated indoor room and delightful outdoor terrace, a lounge corner with sunken sofas. They serve a continental daily breakfast buffet and an all day a la carte menu.

Pablos at Best Western Hotel


Pablos serves one of the best coffee, tea and desserts that will tempt your taste buds. They are pened daily from 6:30am to 10:30pm,

Thorn Tree Cafe at Sarova Stanley

Thorn Tree

The Thorn Tree Cafe is a legendary open-air, bistro style pavement café serving wide range of coffees and a varied menu which includes popular continental and nouvelle dishes.

Big Five at Ole Sereni

Big 5

Big Five has an ideal set up overlooking the Nairobi National Park.They serve well prepared breakfast as you enjoy a breathtaking and scenic view of the park.

Four Cafe Bistro


Four café is known for providing the best combination between east and west. They serve the best paninis, chocolate tiramisu and strawberry shortcake Martini for dessert in town.

Tiramisu Restaurant



Located at the Village Market food court, Tiramisu is a go to bakery. They serve wide array of mouth-watering breads, baked pies baked, cupcakes, cheesecakes and pastries made with a bit of Italian influence. They also pride themselves in serving the best coffee and beverages in town.

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