15 Unbeatable Breakfast Spots in Nairobi

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  05 April 2018       Tripindigo       5 min read

Where to Find the Best Breakfast in Nairobi

Whether you’re gobbling down chapatti or slowly eating your toast and eggs with a cup of coffee, breakfast can’t be underrated because it’s the most important meal of the day.

Even with their eventful daily lives, Nairobians can’t do without a ‘breaky’ in its variety of restaurants and cafes across the city. You can make the most of a beautiful morning in Nairobi, after a night out by following it with a perfect breakfast. In fact, getting out of bed in the morning is easier when there are so many breakfast spots on your doorstep.

So today, we pay tribute to the best spots that are shaping the definition of breakfast meals in Nairobi.

1. Java House

Who can resist the soul-warming toast with a cup of coffee at Java House in the morning? No one! This is a favourite breakfast spot with epic breakfast menu for locals. You can pair one of the breakfast classics on the menu with a cup of coffee, espresso, latte or macchiato. A favourite on the menu is the breakfast burritos or Home Fry Heaven, which include homefries topped with cheese, guacamole, and salsa. You can also order their signature pancakes served with bacon, ham or sausage.

Java House

Java House

2. Art Cafe

Art Café is a perfect spot for a breakfast meeting in a unique setting. The aroma of coffee accompanied by the whiff and tang of the freshly baked pastries – are somewhat soul warming.  Start your day with a hot chocolate or double cappuccino together with a breakfast croissant or French toast. If you love smoothies, you can choose from a variety made with fresh fruits and vegetables containing moringa, chai and baobab extract.

 Art Cafe

Art Cafe

3. Le Grenier a Pain

Le Grenier a Pain brings the most delicious bakery smack from Paris to Nairobi. Located in the heart of Nairobi, you are spoiled rottenly with sweet pastries, pies, and cakes that are creatively designed to impress you. A shot of espresso and a piece of butter croissant here is just the perfect meal to begin your day.

Le Grenier a Pain

Le Grenier a Pain

4. River Cafe

Start your day right with a tasty cappuccino and delicious pancakes with maple syrup before taking an active walk through the forest. River Cafe is located in the centre of Karura Forest, a serene jungle with swaths of trees and breathtaking scenery. The setting is rustic and intimate with scenic waterfalls and it offers a panoramic view of the jungle. 

River Cafe

River Cafe

5. MediterraneoRistorante

Mediterraneo is well-known for its refined Italian breakfasts in a unique setting. The restaurant has three branches you can choose from in Nairobi; Junction Mall, Gigiri, and Westlands. From chicken salad, cake, soup, pizza, assorted meats to pasta; the menu is endless with Italian delicacies on the top too. A favourite dish is the homemade mozzarella and tomato sauce with cooked ham, artichokes, and fresh white mushrooms.

MediterraneoRistorante

MediterraneoRistorante

6. Café Deli

 Café Deli will always be an ideal breakfast spot for people looking for somewhere decently cool to chill in the morning. With a menu of pastries, food, beverages, and confectioneries for breakfast, you’ll certainly have a fulfilled day.

 Café Deli

Café Deli

7. Flame Tree Restaurant

You don't need to wait at home and eat burnt toast when you can quickly breeze into Flame Tree Restaurant at the SarovaPanafric for a delectable breakfast experience in the city. The restaurant serves an extensive buffet breakfast in the morning. There's also a variety of handmade burgers and sandwiches that you'll definitely love.  This spot is perfect for healthy eaters and vegans alike.

 Flame Tree Restaurant

Flame Tree Restaurant

8. The Lord Erroll

At the Lord Erroll Restaurant, there are varieties to keep you coming back. You'll enjoy everything from French toast made from brioche to Belgian waffle served with maple syrup in a serene and enchanting setting. If you’ve worked up an appetite, you can order the full English breakfast, which includes sausages, beef bacon, sautéed mushrooms, grilled plum tomatoes and fried hens egg served with mixed seed bread or rye. You'll love it here!

The Lord Erroll

The Lord Erroll

9. Cafe Maghreb

A breakfast buffet at Café Maghreb will make your day. Located inside Nairobi Serena Hotels, this café entices locals with a selection of French pastries, American muffins and a variety of coffee specialties, teas and Italian gelati, sundaes, and shakes. Oui!

Cafe Maghreb

Cafe Maghreb

10. Wasp & Sprout

The interior of Wasp & Sprout is a mixture of arts and great aesthetic.  It replicates the hipster culture of any developed country, proudly hanging a bicycle on its wall.  The café has breakfast menu like ricotta pancakes and baby spinach bacon salad with an iced coffee. It is an ideal spot for a lazy breakfast on a Sunday morning.

Wasp & Sprout

Wasp & Sprout

11. Jade Coffee and Teahouse

Jade Coffee and Teahouse is situated in Zen Garden, a casual place where you can enjoy fruit salads, exotic teas, coffees, waffles, croissants, sausages eggs and grilled bacon at an affordable rate. If you have a sweet tooth, the cakes and pastries should do the trick. Get on it!

Jade Coffee and Teahouse

Jade Coffee and Teahouse

12. La Cascina Restaurant

Authentic Italian food in a unique environment makes getting up in the morning a little bit easier. La Cascina Restaurant is located in the heart of Karen and it’s an amazing spot for breakfast. Specialties like pasta, risotto, pizza, carbonara, macchebomb, and bruschetta. The most amazing part of it, you can get this menu even for lunch or dinner if you like.

La Cascina Restaurant

La Cascina Restaurant

13. Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery does not disappoint with its variety of culinary offerings in a cosmopolitan setting. Here, you will enjoy an elegant and satisfying breakfast tradition that you won’t forget in a hurry. Enjoy a delightful experience in the morning with delicious pancakes, classic waffles served with maple syrup, fresh fruits, and whipped cream, freshly baked bagel with prego sauce, black olives, mozzarella and chilli flakes. There are Italian and English breakfasts if you are in the mood.

Urban Eatery

Urban Eatery

14. Donuts world

Breakfasts at Donuts World are made with magic! They are delicious and served along with a variety of coffee – from Ethiopian to Arabian flavour. For a filling breakfast, you can go for the eggs with toast, Spanish omelette served with French fries, ring donuts, croissants with coffee or tea. If you love sandwiches, there are several delicacies to enjoy such as a smoked salmon sandwich, falafel sandwich, and grilled beef or lamb burger.

Donuts world

Donuts world

15. Peponi Springs

Peponi Springs has a lush garden for you to relax in the morning; it’s a hidden breakfast joint in Old Kitisuru, serving more of the local cuisine. Breakfast can be chicken BBQ or omelette with a fresh juice. 

Peponi Springs

Peponi Springs

What's your Favorite Breakfast Treat?

Do you prefer sweet or savoury breakie and which of the above makes the best breakfast in town?

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