To welcome in 2019, the Yummy team took a step out, spending some well deserved time together and enjoying what new things Nairobi has to offer!
Spending time with the people in your life has never seemed so important than now. This February, the Yummy team came together and picked out spots in Nairobi that would not only tickle our taste buds but also give us an experience to remember.
New location: J’s Karen Rooftop
Located at the Karen close, the new J’s has the feeling of somewhere you’ve clearly been before. A rooftop bar with a view to kill, we can see ourselves spending many hours chilling here, enjoying cocktails, reading books and dancing under the stars. It’s located in Karen so of course, trees and hills make a spectacular entrance and there’s something so comforting about having somewhere to go in the evenings where you can enjoy a view of no buildings, just nature. P.S: Having a cocktail while doing it makes it better.
New restaurant: Palette Cafe
We had the honour of checking out this spot when it was only 7 days old. Located in Lavington where the Nairobi Art Gallery is, Palette Cafe is like most cafes opening up: quirky with a hint of yearning comfort. We were immediately humbled by the fact that the cafe goes out of their way to hire waiters with disabilities, a feature well deserved enough to warrant this mention. Their menu has also been handpicked by its director, Faisal Hussein, with meals such as a selection of zoodles (Zucchini noodles) and even avocado coated eggs, a recipe named after the waitress who came up with the idea. Look out for their full moon dinner coming soon and their picnic section that comes with blankets and soon, haystacks!
New experience: Karel T Lounge
What a beautiful opportunity it is to actually do a tea tasting! We’re used to a lot of wine tastings, cake tastings and more, but tea tastings are rare (We really hope this changes!). Karel T Lounge is snugly and beautifully located at the Village Market. Other than the beautiful decor, we walked in to explore the world of teas. A little background- Karel T Lounge aims to promote a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle and is celebrating their 1 year anniversary. That’s where the teas come in. The Marulin teas are served in awe-inspiring teapots with cookies and a shot of honey. We tried 4 teas- Emperor Grey, Four Seasons, Lady Orient and English Beauty (Our favourite is the Emperor Grey). Tea is a wonderful thing, really. Especially when a group of people put in so much effort that makes you rethink the 5-second tea making process we usually hurry over in the mornings. The care, the attention ad every subtle taste that just screams comfort. Sure, we love our cocktails, but we really think the tea time sessions from our childhood are about to make a comeback.
Coffee & Bagels
Located on Lenana Road, this small coffee joint is doing it’s best to blend into the crowd and just to do what it does best- make great coffee, with a capital G. Coffee being a staple in most if not all establishments, it has become more of a given. We don’t think much about it. But at Coffee & bagels, we were nudged to rethink coffee, how it’s made and what to expect from the final result. Check out their special cold brew coffee and newly introduced bagels!