We aren’t too sure when brunch became a thing but we’re glad that it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere any time soon. Whether we’re trying to recover from the previous night or getting out of the house for some fresh air, there are those faithful spots we know that will serve great food with a relaxing vibe that makes you linger well past your third mimosa. Here is our list of brunch spots that we just can’t get enough of.
Part of the reason we love brunch at Artcaffe is those large green plates that hold a small world of condiments, sides and a generous portion of whatever delicious main dish you ordered. All of this with a cup of their coffee on the side is enough to drag any lazy person out of bed and into the nearest outlet.
Operating hours: 7:30 AM-12:00 AM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0709 202024
Latest review: “Easily the best eggs Florentine I’ve ever had (and I have ordered them in many different places). 3 kinds of toast, fresh homemade strawberry jam, butter, spiced feta cheese chunks, cream cheese & chives spread, guacamole spread… tropical fruit salad drizzled with passion fruit seeds.”- Bruce Nygaard, Google Review.
Google Rating: 4.3/5
Artisan at Sankara
The Sankara team are good at everything- A fact they should be shouting at the top of their roof, but weirdly, they don’t. From sparkling rose, mini croissants, sushi, waffles and all the bread you can imagine, they have it all. Our editor recommends the roasted onion soup, cheese platter and bread.
Location:Woodvale Grove, Nairobi
Operating hours:7:30 AM- 11 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/ 020 420811
Latest review: “Classy and elegant restaurant.” Njoki Ndung’u, Google Review.
Google Rating: 5.0/5
Baluba at Movenpick
Baluba offers varied cuisine and sumptuous flavours of the world. Enjoy mouthwatering delicacies at buffets and live cooking stations, complemented with an à la carte menu that features international dishes and local ingredients. Their brunch is no different. You’ll be spoiled for choice with all the delicacies they have to offer especially their world-class chocolate desserts!
Location:Mkungu Close, Westlands
Operating hours: 6:30 AM- 10:30 AM, 12 PM-3 PM, 6 PM- 10:30 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0709 548000
Latest review: “The food is eye-pleasing and certainly triggers the tastebuds”- P Kumar, Instagram.
Google Rating: 4.6/5
Larder at Radisson Blu
Order a plate of an international favourite or try a distinctly Kenyan speciality at the Larder’s sumptuous brunch. It’s best to go as a group so that you can each try out their wide selection of sushi, salad, tacos and bottomless sangria! The place is kid-friendly as well so your children will have lots of space to run around as you wind down with dessert.
Price: KES 4,000 pp with a 50% discount for kids under 12 years, kids under 5 years eat for free!
Location: Elgon Road, Upperhill
Operating hours: 6:30 AM- 8 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0748 590481
Latest review: “Ambience is awesome, enough parking spaces, staff members are friendly and disciplined. The food is mouth-watering! well presented and very delicious”- Jackie Anundo, Facebook.
Google Rating: 4.7/5
Mercado is more than just a dinner and happy hour spot. If you show up for brunch you will be floored by the choices they have. Explore a world of cuisines that feature international delicacies as you enjoy their all you can eat feast! Go for the brunch and stay for the Happy Hour Brunch Edition!
Non-alcoholic brunch: KES 2,500 pp, Alcoholic brunch – KES 3,500
Location:Kenrail Towers, Westlands
Operating hours:12 PM- 10 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0700 245795
Latest review: “Lovely attentive service. Thank you, Ken. Thank you, Eric. Thank you, George. It’s my second time and I will def be back. Also, glad to be able to find plant-based (read:- vegan) meal options with great prices. The ambience is gorgeous, warm and intimate. Love it!”- Wambugu, Google review.
Google Rating: 4.4/5
This spacious restaurant specialises in Spanish cuisine, Tapas and a variety of international delicacies. Picazzo offers modern cuisine, a carefully selected menu to excite your taste buds during their Spanish Sunday Tapas Brunch.
Brunch only: KES 2,200 pp, Bottomless brunch: KES 2,900 pp (includes bottomless sangria/mimosa)
Location: The Hub Karen, Dagoretti Road, Nairobi
Operating hours:11 AM- 11 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0714 653355
Latest review: “Great food and variety. Really enjoyed a wide variety of dishes, all of which were excellent. Thanks so much to Miguel and his team Julius, Eunice and Lydia. We will definitely be back.”- William Wright, Google review.
Google Rating: 4.3/5
Cosiness is one of the defining words of Shamba Cafe. They have a fireplace (tada!), couches you can sink into as well as bonfire evenings on certain days. In this weather, all you need is great food from their kitchen and all the pastries you can eat!
Location:Loresho Ridge, Nairobi
Operating hours:9 AM- 10 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0740 345168
Latest review: “This is one hidden gem in the city suburbs! Had an evening team dinner here at the fireplace couches. This was so appropriate, especially during a cold Nairobi night. What I enjoyed about the food was their dawa and herb chicken.”- Dan Riungu, Google review.
Google Rating: 4.1/5
Their boutique, outdoor cafés offer a healthy range of salads, sandwiches and smoothies that you can enjoy in their cosy Lang’ata Link outlet or in their spacious new outlet by House of Treasures. Their wide selection of plant-based alternatives makes their brunch both healthy and tasty.
Operating hours:8 AM- 5:30 PM
Reservations: 0706 555 555/0719 606621
Latest review: “Great garden to relax and the food was good too. A nice chilled out location for some private work, book reading and for the occasional coffee with friends in a location that is quite, serene with beautiful trees”- Job Matseshe, Google review.
Google Rating: 4.2/5
If you’re looking for a spot in Lavington then Pallet Cafe with its bales of hay, open space and delicious food is the spot. Carry a blanket if you want to turn your brunch into a picnic.
This stylish eatery is going all out with its themed brunches so do yourself a favour and pass by for their Late Late Brunch.