Going to Eldoret? Iten town and Eldoret have renown training grounds for Kenyan runners. We explore Eldoret to bring you a list of places to stay and eat when you visit
Whether you’re looking for a sit down meal with the family or a quick on-the-go stop, we’ve got a few restaurants as well as meal suggestions.
Located in Zion Mall about a kilometer from the city center is this little bakery with great bitings for if you’re on-the-go. Try their black forest or red velvet cake if you have a sweet tooth. Or, if you’re in the mood for a meal, grab a burger and fries and wash it down with an ice cold coke. This hole-in-the-wall shop at Zion Mall has your quick meal needs covered.
Mama Mia’s restaurant is set in a quiet garden with indoor and alfresco seating options. Their menu has both Continental and Indian cuisine featured but we suggest you come here for some delicious pizzas. Try their spicy tikka pizza over happy hour from 5:30PM – 8:00PM when local beers are Ksh 180.
The Nova Cafe menu has food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’d suggest you come here in the morning for your cup of coffee or tea. With several variations of caffeinated drinks from their Mexican Cappuccino to their Nova Ginger Tea, you’ll warm right up with a hot drink and some fluffy pancakes. If you find yourself at Nova Cafe for lunch, try their fried fish or sweet chicken lollipops.
Anyone in Eldoret who loves fresh baked bread knows Paul’s Bakery. Grab a fresh loaf and smother it in butter and jam. Paul’s Bakery is also known for their delicious chocolate chip cookies. Fresh bread and cookies are definitely a must-try however Paul’s Bakery offers a variety of baked goods from custom cakes to cupcakes.
Don’t be fooled by the name, Pizza Bistro offers a wide range of continental cuisine. Pizza, burgers, sandwiches and Chinese food are all available on their menu but we suggest you try the chicken shawarma. For only Ksh 550 you can get a chicken or lamb shawarma straight off the spit. However, if you are in the mood for a medium crust cheesy pizza, you can’t go wrong at Pizza Bistro.
Sunjeel Palace specializes in Indian cuisine with great service. This top rated Eldoret restaurant on Trip Advisor has great vegetarian dishes as well as popular favourites such as butter chicken and chicken tikka. Grab your favourite go-to Indian dish but definitely try their fluffy light naan and chicken lollipops.
Grab a drink with friends at this Irish bar in Eldoret. With a variety of Irish whiskeys available and flat screen TVs for viewing sport matches this is a great place to catch up with friends. The well stocked bar is a great place to kill sometime with a solid free WiFi connection. Grab some friends and head down to The Well Irish Pub & Bistro for a casual night out.
If you’re in Eldoret en route to your final destination or hoping to explore the town and looking for a place to rest, here are some of your options.
64 Resort and Sporting Club opened in 2015 with three dining options: Wild Bean Cafe, Skylux Lounge and Koroga Bandas. Their different restaurant options offer a variety of meals for just about any occasion. With a play area for kids and a kiddie menu, 64 Resort offers a great family environment. Be sure to check out their Facebook page for weekly events from live performances to DJ nights or stop by during happy hour from 4PM – 8PM for specials on cocktails and beers.
The Boma Inn extended their chain of business-class hotels to the town of Eldoret. The Boma Inn is a fantastic choice when looking for a place to stay or eat. They have an ambient in-house restaurant and well stocked bar where you can enjoy a wide variety of drinks.
The Hotel Baron is located in Eldoret’s bustling business district. This is a good place to stay for young individuals looking to explore Eldoret and get to know the night life. With affordable rates, good food and a small bar, this is a good hotel for someone with a quick stop over.
This is a good budget hotel for someone staying in Eldoret for a business trip. The continental restaurant has a great breakfast spread with excellent service and friendly staff. If you choose to stay here, we suggest you snag a room with a view of the Sosiani river.
Poa Place is a peaceful resort to stay in away from the hustle and bustle of Eldoret town. With three restaurants: Main Restaurant, Rocky Bay Restaurant, Rocky Bar, Poa Gardens and the Floating Restaurant. Each restaurant has a unique menu to showcase the chef’s culinary skill set. The Floating Restaurant is ideal for private dinner parties and special events as it’s located in within the cottage compound.