Mombasa is home to some of the best food in the county, full of heritage and the casual lifestyle that is practically palpable in the food. From the street food joints to even the finest dining establishments, Mombasa has a lot to offer for those looking to excite their palettes. Here are our top picks of places to try in Mombasa!
This adorable cafe moved from just another spot to THE spot to enjoy eclectic and wholesome meals. From their epic waffles menu (a whopping 23 options of waffles) as well as French toast, pancakes and so much more! From their grill menu, you can enjoy a HUGE range of burgers, hot dogs, wraps and sandwiches. MN Kafe is also one of the most tech-savvy restaurants on the coast with their app and user-friendly website. Here’s some advice: Plan to visit more than once. There’s a lot to get through and you don’t want to miss out any of it.
Located in a little corner in Kizingo, Milios is a hidden gem serving you the best authentic, wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas. Milios has quickly become the favourite pizza spot in Mombasa ranking #8 on TripAdvisor’s list of best Mombasa restaurants based on fan reviews. Specializing only in Pizzas, you get exactly what you want at Milios. If you’re looking for a half and half pizza or even a shrimp pizza, they’ve got it. Milios is mostly known for their Tasty Tuesday promotion and for their customer service that always feels like home- Not surprising because Milios is a family run business and when you enter the pizza spot, it feels like it.
Located in the CBD, this restaurant is full of surprises. It has not one, not two, but three levels to it, designed to suit the type of dining experience you want to have: Such as casual dining, lounge space and a family section. The restaurant is a labyrinth of seating space and you’ll never know where you’ll end up. Their menu is also designed to suit all types of taste buds- Like epic seafood platters for the seafood lovers to classic Mezze platters for those who love their Lebanese cuisine. Qaffee is also home to freak shakes and a one-of-a-kind Menthol shake so it’s safe to say your visits will never be dull!
We all know about how amazing Tamarind is and they fully deserve that reputation. With an amazing sea view, Tamarind Mombasa provides the best of seafood. Enjoy the coastal breeze over a platter of Oyster Bamburi, Grilled Calamari or their famous seafood platters. They’ve also got a cocktail menu that is perfect for the selection of every meal (with a local favourite being the always trusted Dawa). Tamarind is a classic for Mombasa diners, especially for those special occasions.