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  17 December 2018       Tripindigo       5 min read

Breakfast Spots in Mombasa

Breakfast is a way of life in Mombasa; it offers the locals the best opportunity to relax a bit, catch up with friends and family, and enjoy some of the most delicious food in town. 

Fortunately, Mombasa is home to a wide range of breakfast spots that start serving delicious meals early. From classic French pastries, buttered toast and scrambled eggs to the traditional Swahili tea or an Italian style espresso, these breakfast meals will make your day.

Thus, if you are planning to grab a bite in the morning, here are some great breakfast spots in town:

1. Fountain Restaurant

This is one of the best breakfast buffet spots in Mombasa! Situated inside Serena Beach Resort and Spa, Fountain is luxurious, well-curated in local Swahili style to give you even more of the local allure. Enjoy a buffet breakfast prepared by the hotel’s chef overlooking the stunning Indian Ocean views.

Fountain Restaurant

Fountain Restaurant at Mombasa Serena Beach Resort, Image Source: Booking.Com

2. Cafesserie Mombasa

If you want just a simple but tasty ‘brekkie, it doesn’t get much better than Eggs Benedict – poached eggs with crispy bacon, toasted brioche, and hollandaise sauce. They make a very delicious one at Cafesserie Mombasa. It offers the best of both worlds when it comes to breakfast. Well, three. Enjoy Italian style espresso, a French-style bakery that replicates classic French pastries and baking as well as continental breakfast. The cafe is located on the ground floor of City Mall in Nyali.

Cafesserie Mombasa

Cafesserie at City Mall Nyali, Image Source: Cafesserie.Com

3. Java House Nyali

It’s no secret to both visitors and locals; Java House is the kind of place where you can enjoy a good breakfast while catching up with your friends. You’ll find an extensive breakfast menu with all fresh everything from cappuccinos to banana cakes to burgers, fresh juices and everything in between. With its amazing ambience, delicious breakfast meals and timely service, you’ll always come back here every morning.

Java House Nyali Center

Java House Nyali, Image Source: CapitalCentre.Co.Ke

4. Karibu Old Town Restaurant

Just next to Fort Jesus you’ll find this restaurant with a little bit of history all over its wall. They serve well prepared local Swahili breakfast as well as continental English breakfast. You can have anything from Mahamri, Swahili tea to buttered toast and fresh juices. At the back, they have a terrace featuring beautiful views of the ocean.

Karibu Old Town Restaurant

Karibu Old Town Restaurant, Image Source: Facebook.Com

5. Cafe Arabika

With stunning views of the ocean, Café Arabika is a place to go for a relaxed breakfast any day of the week. Meals are prepared with a Mediterranean touch, and breakfast portions are massive enough to keep you full throughout the morning. It features plush furnishings, a laid-back atmosphere, and a quick service. You’ll find all kinds of food including home-made pastries, sumptuous desserts and an array of coffee and beverages.

Cafe Arabika

Cafe Arabika at English Point Marina, Image Source: Facebook.Com

6. Jahazi Coffee House

You’ll find this artsy, cushion-strewn Swahili style restaurant on Thika Street in Mombasa. The coffee shop is located on the ground floor of an ancient renovated Swahili house. They will serve you everything local from kaimati, samosa, bhajia, masala tea, smoothies, and their Middle Eastern coffee.

Jahazi Coffee House

Jahazi Coffee House, Image Source: Facebook.Com

7. Blue Room Restaurant

The Blue Room Resturant is one of Mombasa’s oldest and well-known restaurants. It is especially known for its tasty tea, bhajia, and BR ice cream. They have a multi-cuisine food selection that includes local, western and Indian foods. Everything is prepared in-house, and their breakfast selection will make your day. Don’t leave without trying their home-made pancakes, served with syrup and chocolate sauce. Definitely worth the trip!

8. Pavilions at Sarova Whitesands

The Pavilions is the main dining restaurant at Sarova Whitesands with a range of cuisine from local, African, Mediterranean, and Continental to Asian and Arabic. The breakfast affair at the Pavilions is top-notch! They serve buffet style breakfast which is usually traditional English, and it’s also open to non-in-house-guests too. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast paired with a tasty coffee or fresh juice. Apart from the luxurious décor and relaxed ambience, the friendly service with a smile makes this breakfast spot outstanding.

Pavilions at Sarova Whitesands

Pavilions at Sarova Whitesands, Image Source: SarovaHotels.Com

9.10 Street

With wall graffiti art, zebra crossing, a telephone booth, and traffic cones this place is literally a street! The ambience and setting are absolutely urban, and the staff is warm and friendly. It is a nice fast food eatery with a good variety of fast food and good portions of servings for a memorable breakfast in Mombasa. Start your day with a delicious bhaji and special lime sauce, and don’t forget to try their chocolate milkshake, it’s heavenly.

10 Street

10 Street, Image Source: AudaciouSenses2.Wordpress.Com

10. Cafe Mocha

Located inside the Nyali Cineplex in Mombasa, Café Mocha is a local favourite with a good selection of breakfast options to choose from. It is a patisserie style eatery and serves vegetarian meals too. Their coffee and pastries are quite good, and it is also kid-friendly making it a good spot for a family breakfast. The locals love to order up the special breakfast menu which includes classic, Nutella or cream pancakes with maple syrup, or a sandwich served with a white Italian baguette, slice bread with freshly salted potato crisps. Whatever you decide to go for, you’ll definitely to start your day off right.



The best breakfast in Mombasa

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