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    Junk food sells, how can you be healthy in Nairobi?

    Every now and then, we have a Damascus moment where realize we have been consuming unhealthy food. We need more whole meal, vitamins, less sodium, fewer fats and oils and a better diet. At this time, restaurants in Nairobi are not the most conducive places to grab a treat. The food options are limited on the menus. People on meal plans are advised not to eat out. Meal preparations at home becomes the order of the day. However, restaurants need to cater to the rising demographic of people who wish to lead healthy lifestyles. Kenyan restaurants however are moving at a staggering pace. So, ‘What Makes Junk Food Sell in…

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    Breakfast dates in Nairobi

    Breakfast dates are a life saver, especially when you are new to the dating scene. They give you the opportunity to see people in their element, fresh in the day, as opposed to going for drinks that may end up making the person incoherent after one two many as they try to get through the discomfort of meeting new. Breakfast dates reduce the pre-date anxiety. If anything there’s a time cap on it because you all need to get on with your day. Breakfast menus barely exceed two pages as opposed to dinner options, which will have you looking through pages with no clue what to pick. Restaurants have also…

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    Coffee Casa, Parklands

    When I saw pictures of Coffee Casa a while back I knew it was a restaurant I wanted to try. The ambience is such a selling point from the pictures alone. We decided to give it a shot on Valentine’s Day and see if Instagram matches reality. About Coffee Casa A home away from home. We do everything with love and focus on making you feel good! Come and enjoy our great food, milkshakes, perfectly brewed coffees & more. Source Location The restaurant is located in Parklands, specifically Third Parklands Avenue on Mezzanine floor on Doctor’s Park. The closest landmark is Aga Khan Hospital. An Uber to the location is…

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    Grill Shack – Westlands, Nairobi

    Grill shack is one of the gems that stand out at the Westgate Mall know for its amazing burgers and retro ambiance. You get to appreciate the red tables, the fries served on chopping board and the burgers, I already said that? Well they are that good. You could have this as an option for Valentine’s Day this weekend. Location The spot we tried was at the Westgate Mall. To get there take a matatu for Odeon just next to smoothers. It’s about 50 bob on weekends then alight at delta. Cross to the other side and from then it’s a nice 10 minute walk to Mwanzi Road. You could…

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    5 restaurants for a magical Valentine’s Day in Nairobi

    Valentine’s Day is around the corner and plans are being made on what to do and where to go. Here’s five restaurants in Nairobi you can think about. 1. About Thyme Restaurant This spot as I mentioned before is in the heart of Nairobi with a vibe of a leafy suburbs. The noise and bustle of the city is tucked away in the trees and you get to run away and be with that special someone for a couple of hours of bliss. Location: Westlands, Nairobi on Eldama Ravine road. Read more on this restaurant here for the full review. For a virtual experience watch the TikTok below and see…

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    Attibassi Coffee, Upper Hill, Nairobi

    Attibassi is a classic brand from Bologna, much appreciated for the consistent quality of its products.  It was started in 1918 as an artisan “pasticceria” (a shop selling pastries and cakes), born from the passion and commitment of two confectioners: Mr. Agostino Atti and Mr. Marco Bassi.  Within Bologna’s culinary atmosphere, Attibassi products grew in popularity and attracted the attention of refined palates.  Today, as then, with the added refinement of modern techniques, the company continues to express the “artisan” passion for its traditional products. <Source> Location The franchise is located on the new Britam towers in Upper Hill, Nairobi. To get there from the CBD you can take an…

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    Ali Barbour’s cave restaurant

    When you head to Diani this is definitely a stop you should make. They have an amazing service where they send a van to pick you up and drop you afterwards at your hotel or villa, all you need to do is make a reservation. Ali Barbour is a cave restaurant, yes it’s in a cave! It is breathtakingly beautiful. Part of me feels you go there to experience the ambiance. Noting I am not the biggest cave fan, I think this is a great experience for anyone. Watch it here from minute 3:20. They specialize in sea food and are pretty famous for it. I wasn’t keen on trying…

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    About Thyme Restaurant

    About Thyme is located in an intimate secluded area in the leafy suburbs of Westlands, Nairobi on Eldama Ravine road. It costs about Ksh. 250 to take an Uber from the CBD. The space is beautiful and cosy with an indoor and outdoor sitting area. I loved the outdoor because of the beautiful trees, the silence and fresh air that can give the illusion that you left Nairobi and are in the country side. Eat, drink, don’t think restaurant’s tag line The restaurant is great for group and intimate dates and dinners. They have complied with the Ministry of Health and government guidelines maintaining the 1.5 metre rule, requiring hand…

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    10 restaurants reopened in the Nairobi CBD

    We’re all learning how to enter outside since Miss Rona seems like she is here to stay. Life has to continue and change is the only permanent thing, thus, we are gradually adapting to the new normal by sanitizing, wearing our masks and keeping social distance. The government gave a directive back in May that restaurants would reopen upon adhering to protocols such the 1.5 metre rule and ensuring hoteliers are tested. Truthfully, we will at some point need to leave our houses to meet our friends, family and significant others who we weren’t locked down with, in that case, here’s a few spots currently reopened within the CBD that…

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    Giraffe Centre, Nairobi

    You probably remember Giraffe Centre from your old school trips if you studied at any school in Kenya. It was some kind of pre-primary/ middle school domestic tourist destination. And we were hella excited to go there! You may not remember much about it from then so let’s take a small tour and see if you miss it. The spot is one for nature lovers. It’s a place you just go and hang out, enjoy the view, learn about giraffe’s and feed them. It’s very chill and in case you’re going there with company make sure it’s the kind of place they would hang out. Giraffe Centre is located in…