Did you take history in school? It doesn’t really matter because I’m about to take you on a crash course on history you never knew you needed thanks to Artcaffé. This new branch, located on Kenyatta Avenue, is Artcaffé’s biggest branch set on a building that came to existence in 1928. Artcaffé Westminster at one time housed the colonial government and you can tell by its majestic grandeur space that it was an important location.
We learned this at the media launch at the official opening last week. Over some very potent Cosmopolitan cocktails, chicken and beef sliders, honey glazed wings, skewers and passion fruit mousses, it was an exciting evening for everyone. Artcaffé Westminster will be the brand’s 35th outlet with a 250-sitting capacity.
I know as you’re reading this you’re wondering, “how did he manage to remember all this stuff yet he mentions cocktails?” Well, the team at the new branch ensured everyone was having a good time and thus we did indulge in an Artcaffé trivia game in groups of 10. The winning team even got vouchers. Was I part of the winners? I guess that still remains to be confirmed.
Artcaffé Westminster just like all the other branches still maintains the same warmth, vibrancy and value-for-money dining experience.
The new branch will pay homage to Kenyan history with Sagi Vaknin, CEO of Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery Group commenting, “With our flagship, Westminster, we are delighted to preserve a monumental structure that speaks to the heart of Kenyan history. Through this outlet, patrons will be able to experience all the things they love about our brand whilst taking a trip down memory lane”.
He further added, “we have spent months researching, refining and working to find ways to best highlight the original beauty of the building. I remember when I first walked through the small door off Kenyatta avenue and climbed up the tight stairs, I was wowed by the original grandness of the architectural design and I can’t wait for you to see it”.
In addition to paying homage to Kenya’s history, the Westminster branch will also pay tribute to emerging Kenyan artists, serving as a platform to highlight this growing talent pool. The first artist to be featured is George Ongeri, whose works are on display for the month of November.
Their spot in the Nairobi CBD is ideal for business meetings especially in the morning, brunching in the city and late lunches.
Operating hours: 7 am- Midnight
Location: Kenyatta Avenue, along Sarova Stanley