Most of the tourists I meet must ask me where to get the best coffee. Some just want to enjoy a cup of coffee while most want to get the beans to take back home with them. It is an apparent fact that Kenya prides in producing some of the finest Arabic coffee globally. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital city has some awesome coffee drinking outlets. Below is a list of the best coffee houses in Nairobi: Note that they are not grouped in any specific order.
- Kaldis Coffee House
Both locals and tourists love this little gem for its exciting atmosphere, fair prices, quality services, and symphonic music. Sweet aroma of newly brewed coffee welcomes you upon entry, as well as attractive decorations that make Kaldis Coffee House an ideal hangout spot. The menu includes some tasteful Kenyan meals, tasty beverages and certainly, some of the best coffee in the city.
Opening hours: 7:00am-9:30pm
Location: Along Kimathi Street
- The Mug
The Mug is a perfect spot to relax and unwind as you sip some nice coffee. Located in Nairobi CBD, this coffee shop has a vibrant but sophisticated setting. I must say it has the best cakes I have tasted.
Location: Along Kaunda Street
It is one of the favorite cafe for best pastries and coffee in Nairobi. This coffee shop has 8 outlets in the city marked by the good ambiance, outdoor balconies, spectacular art, a complete cocktail bar, delightful bakery, tasty dishes and soothing music. With top standard coffee, Artcaffé is ideal for leisure and business meetings.
Location: Westgate Mall, Galleria Mall, Lavington Mall, Junction Mall, Oval House, Karen Crossroads Mall, Village Market, Thika Road Mall, Garden City, The Hub
- The Bronze Roof Café
The Bronze Roof Café is one of best coffee houses in Nairobi, enclosed by bronze art as well as a luxuriant garden.
Opening hours: 8:00am-5pm
Location: Kifaru lane, Langata Road
With more than 20 outlets in Nairobi, Nairobi Java House has Kenya’s finest hand-roasted coffee. This coffee house has a family-friendly milieu for both outdoor and indoor sitting, as well as a playing area for kids at certain locations.
Opening hours: 7:00am-10:00pm
Location: ABC Place, Adams Arcade, Capital Centre, City Hall, Galleria Mall, Embassy House, Gigiri, Garden City, Thika Road Mall, Hurlingham, JKIA, Junction Mall, Karen, Kileleshwa, Kimathis street, Yaya Center, Sarit Centre, Valley Arcade, Prestige Plaza etc.
For over 50 years, Gibsons coffee is a reputable brand in Kenya. The coffee house, in Nairobi’s CBD, has some of the best coffee in the city.
Location: Along Banda Street
- Savannah Coffee Lounge
Located in Loita House, along Loita Street, this is a favorite coffee house for many lovers of coffee and one of best coffee shops in Nairobi.
- Pablos @ Best Western Hotel
Tucked in Best Western Hotel in Hurlingham, 10 –minutes drive from Nairobi’s CBD, Pablo provides one of best coffee, desserts and tea in the city. The restaurant is open daily from 6-30 am-10:30pm.
- Mamas Patisserie
Mamas Patisserie is a little Paris in the city, placed at ABC Place, along Waiyaki Way. It serves the nice coffee, best pastries, sandwiches and baked bread all from fresh, natural flavors
- Pekeshe Coffee Masters
Located on Mama Ngina Street, Pekesha is an ideal coffee joint for business talks and deals. The décor is on point and you will enjoy some of the finest coffee and pastries in the CBD.
Make sure you try out these best coffee houses in Nairobi while you are there. You will not regret it.