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Thorn Tree Cafe

New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 23 33283
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“soups” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (8 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a pleasure to visit Thorn Tree Cafe, super services, cute and professional waiters especially one Roseline (can't remember the name correctly). Will definitely visit again.

Thank Evans O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here twice during our Nairobi vacation. Really neat to read about the history, and the hotel is worth checking out too. Food was good both times. The only down fall was the bread served at the table tasted like they had a little...More

Thank Leahmonique186
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Thorn Tree Cafe is so cute. Open and airy and a beautiful Thorn Tree right in the middle. Lunch was not so great. On the upside when the manager could see the disapointment in my face, he did offer a complimentary ice cream. I...More

Thank Robyn G
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Had my first experience at this beautiful restaurant this weekend and I can't recommend it enough. The service was immaculate, the food made just right and constantly waited on by the maitre d. Loved every minute of it.

Thank khalidissa25
Reviewed 1 April 2017

This is a historical Place - filled with emotion. The food is good - service excallent. Been here many times and never disappointed

Thank Marjo123
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I was a regular visitor to this restaurant over many years, especially for the Friday and Saturday live band, not sure if they still play. I hadn't been back in a while. In a sense, it all feels the same: lovely ambience, good vibes, courteous...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We stayed at the Stanley before a safari and ate here for breakfast, lunch and some dinners. Breakfast is a lovely buffet, lunch and dinner are off of a menu. The pizza is made in house with their pizza oven, the seafood pizza is divine!...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Breakfast is amazing - fully laid out with fresh fruit - yogurt - cereals at hot section and pastries! The chef makes eggs or crepes - whatever you desire! LOVE LOVE LOVE the staff!

Thank AfricaCarol
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for some masala tea with milk and a smoothie. This is just a beautiful cafe with a great history. Left a message at the message tree and relaxed with my son and his friend. Did not have a meal but I bet...More

Thank dvick_or
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Stayed over a week at the Stanley and ate several times at this cafe. It's a good place to get lunch and grab a beer, Tusker specifically. The beef stew was really good and the chicken casadillas was good, even spicy.

Thank Travis S
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Diana M
Hi, How much does it cost for dinner for 2?
17 March 2016|
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Response from Totte B | Reviewed this property |
It is absolutely affordable and the menu offers a broad range also in price: soups, sallads, pizzas, chicken and beef. The sallads are nice - though not very big. If you order the tuna sallad - be sure it is done on a very... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: New Stanley Hotel, Kimathi St, city centre | Nairobi Central, Sarova Stanley, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 23 33283
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