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KB Karen Blixen

Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 717 775888
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
12 Mar 2017
“Famous bar and coffe house in Malindi”
15 Feb 2017
“"Cool place on a busy street"”
Open Now
07:00 - 23:30All hours
Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, European, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 243 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i was there for a cup of coffee, is an open place good for friends, family, business, solo anyone can have something better

Thank Maurine A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited the Karen Blixen malindi for a late morning coffee / drink. It is extremely hot and stuffy if you sit inside. we them moved to the outside, where it is difficult to get a waiters attention, and where you have hawkers and beggars...More

Thank Neil R
tiziana b, Proprietario at KB Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

hi sorry Malindi this time it is very hot everywhere, we can't do nothing for that, our restaurant/bar is in open space, for the waiters we take our action. Thanks

Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A relatively dull place with decent food; nothing extra can be said, just a place to eat.... downtown, no A/C a joint for local Italians. Good fish - the catch of the day....

Thank Srecko D
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Still going strong after many years with decent service many cooling fans and a very popular meeting place for coffee and or drinks. Many boys selling anything operate around its plaza but do not bother you inside!!

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Was lovely to meet up with my visitors at Karen Blixen on a sunny Saturday afternoon for a Fresh Cold Fruit Juice & some coffee. The service was very good while watching the busy Lamu Road with most souvenior shops located along the road.

Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch and had a pizza and fish. Both well prepared and tasty. Service by staff is good and in a good central location in town.

Thank John P
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had filet and pizza. Both well prepared. Prices reasonable. Ambiente is nice afro/italien mix. Service friendly

1  Thank samba45
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Why is it that so many restaurants in Kenya lack customer service and finesse? I'm appalled each time customer service is harder to find than Waldo. There are a few gems, but there have been so many restaurants where I leave feeling terrible because of...More

Thank Cody T
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The first time I visited Karen Blixen I had an amazing time! That was back in 2015! I was with my family, the food was good, the ambience fantastic. The next time I was in Karen Blixen was 31 December 2016 and it was the...More

1  Thank Daniel K
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

The food is really good, my friends(They are Italian) and I visited twice during our Vacation and we had such a good time. Looking forward to next time!

Thank Winfred K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
07:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 775888
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The KB Karen Blixen, in the historic square of the Center Galana in Malindi.Bar, Restaurant open for breakfast, open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm.Typical Italian cuisine, swuaili, pizzza.
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