Nairobi’s Coffee Hotspots

written by Yummy Editorial 6th November 2014

Coffee Hotspots

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The coffee culture in Nairobi has evolved. Today, modern forward thinking cafes are at the center of the city’s expanding economy and a cross roads of creativity and expression. Find this and more at these locally born and bred cafes.


Crowne Plaza in Upper Hill shields the beautiful  Alabaster Lounge offering a delectable selection of light sandwiches and pastries as well as a variety of beverages.

ARTCAFFE Karen Crossroads

Famous for its roasted coffees, savory pastries and delightful desserts, the Artcaffe Café & Bakery is an open-street style space with a unique French café ambiance. Visit other branches at Village Market, The Oval, Galleria, Junction Mall and Thika Road Mall.


A one of its kind cafe, Café Villa is the epitome of class and subtle glamour.  An impressive breakfast buffet as well as internationally-inspired cuisines are on offer and can be enjoyed for lunch and dinner to be followed by café and a cognac.

DORMANS Junction Mall

Putting an urban twist to Nairobi’s vivacious energy while paying homage to its classic roots, Dormans is famous for its superior home- grown Kenyan coffee. A lively space for work and pleasure, Dormans also offers a wide and delicious a selection of salads, sandwiches, pastries, cakes and cookies.

FOUR CAFE BISTRO Warwick Centre, Gigiri

Four Cafe Bistro radiates class with its fresh modern décor, lovely range of coffees and cocktails and impressive wine selection. Sample their continental fusion menu of pizzas, pastas, mouth-watering chocolate tiramisu, strawberry shortcake martini and much more.


A visual and tasty experience, The Gallery is a fusion of a stylish delicatessen and bar featuring premium food, wine and of course coffees! The eye-catching patisserie displays and wine walls are as delightful to the eye as the food is to the palate.

JAVA Limuru Road, Gigiri

Gourmet coffee and coffee culture collide at Java! The perfect spot to enjoy a simmering cup of coffee and a scrumptious meal in a jazzy and comfortable atmosphere.


Shaped by self-taught chef and foodie Shazia, Mama’s is a slice of Paris in Nairobi. Drawing inspiration from classic French cuisine; from the petite patisseries on Rue de Seine, Mama’s offers freshly baked viennoiseries including brioches, and freshly brewed signature coffees.

MONIKOS KITCHEN Valley Arcade, Lavington

If you’re looking for a casual and intimate setting, Monikos Kitchen is the perfect bistro serving dishes with an innovative wine list and a full bar. On the menu are baguette sandwiches, pasta dishes, pastries and desserts  and specialty Kenyan Coffee Brand- Ransley’s  Coffee.


For top-notch coffees, gourmet sandwiches, pizzas, Quesadillas and Nairobi’s best Sushi, look no further than The Mukutan Garden Café. Specialising in light/quick meals the Café also offers delicious cocktails perfect after a long day at work.

TAMAMBO, KAREN BLIXEN 336 Karen Road, Karen

Situated in the midst of one of the largest and oldest formal gardens in Kenya, dining can be enjoyed in the indoor restaurant with adjacent outdoor terrace and garden; Grand Marquee Sultan style tent; or the Grogan House which is available for private dinners and exclusive functions.

TIN ROOF CAFÉ The Souk, Karen

Offering delicious home-made delicacies Tin Roof Café offers hotpots and soups for those damp winter days as well as healthy, delicious salads for the hot sunny times of the year. Not to mention their exclusively Kenyan grown Arabica Coffee which is roasted and ground daily on site.

TIRAMISU BAKERY Village Market Food Court

Tantalize your taste buds with daily baked fine tarts and desserts, pastries and bread with an Italian flair. Complimented by freshly brewed Kenyan coffee or some yummy hot chocolate with whipped cream Tiramisu offers something sweet and special for everyone.

VIDA E CAFFE James Gichuru Road, Lavington

Inspired by the sidewalk cafes of European cities, Vida e Caffe- life and coffee- encompasses and enhances the espresso and coffee drinking culture. It’s a place to meet up. Enjoy the menu whilst savoring the highest quality coffee and pastries.

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