Days seem shorter and it’s a struggle to squeeze your entire to-do list in one day let alone clear your inbox. After a long week, we look forward to the weekend as our saving grace so we can relax and forget about our insane workloads for at least two days. So on that lazy Saturday or Sunday morning, when the sun is out and you happen to sleep in for two or three extra hours, brunch is definitely the best thing to indulge in. Dressing up to enjoy a breakfast and lunch combination accompanied by cocktails is certainly a fantastic way to spend your weekend. Nairobi has quickly caught on to the worldwide trend of brunching; here are some relaxing spots where you can brunch during this long weekend:
Serving dishes from around the world in a plush garden setting, About Thyme’s brunch menu is eclectic and full of variety. From fresh juices to lip smacking dishes including crepes, bagels, eggs Florentine and more; brunch is available every Sunday from 10am to 1pm.
Popular for its vibrant nights, Brew Bistro quiets down perfectly for Sunday brunch from 11am to 4pm. Choose from their draught beer, imaginative cocktails and delicious food items and be sure to try out their mimosa madness offer where you get two mimosas for the price of one.
Nothing is more relaxing than having brunch at the serene Zen Garden on a sunny weekend. The stunning manicured gardens provide the perfect backdrop for Jade’s relaxed and friendly atmosphere which encourages you to linger even after your meal, sipping on exotic teas and coffees or cocktails. Being an all day restaurant, brunch is available all day, from 8am to 6pm.
Artisan’s global cuisine evokes craftsmanship. From the pleasant outdoor terrace to the private dining room, and the live show kitchen, Artisan is designed to reflect a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere. Every Sunday, from 12pm to 4pm, enjoy unlimited Prosecco, delectable desserts, live band music and if you have your kids with you, there are lots of fun games for them to play at the indoor play room.
This authentic French bakery serves up unforgettable pastries, breads and desserts. It is quiet and airy offering a memorable experience through activities such as build your own croissant. Their brunch items are available every day.
The Trattoria style restaurant allows you to savour an extensive antipasti buffet, pizza, live pasta station, and for those that love your meat, nyama choma, shawarma and scrumptious desserts. They also have a live band playing and a kids area with lots of fun activities every Sunday from 12:30pm to 5pm.
With nine live cooking stations, brunch at Lord Delamere’s Terrace is an exciting affair. Try their Indian corner with live naan cooking and the seafood corner with a raw bar. Relax and unwind in the luxurious setting of Fairmont The Norfolk every Sunday from 11:30am to 4pm.
The Arbor is a family-friendly space with a large garden and al fresco seating in a cosy environment. Enjoy potato pancakes with bacon and eggs or avocado toast with salmon, feta and eggs in this quaint neighbourhood restaurant all day every day.
Inspired by the open flame grill, the seasonal menu is a tribute to local farmers; paying homage to crisp flavours and fresh, organic ingredients. Jiko provides guests with a real culinary delight with their extensive brunch menu featuring fresh vegetables as well as house made breads, pastries and gelatos. Their brunch is available every Sunday from 11am onwards.
Sample on an al fresco brunch at Big Five as you watch the wildlife forage for their own meals. Starting from 12pm to 4pm, brunch at Big Five provides a wide variety of treats where each week they showcase different cuisines such as Italian, Asian, etc.