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Karen Blixen Coffee Garden and Cottages

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Address: 336 Karen Road, Nairobi, Kenya
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+2540728787607
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Enjoyable stroll in the gardens

A lovely place to stroll around before having lunch under one of the large umbrellas in the garden. I enjoyed watching an artist painting an elephant with a brilliant blue... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lovely place to stroll around before having lunch under one of the large umbrellas in the garden. I enjoyed watching an artist painting an elephant with a brilliant blue skyline. It is a lovely venue to relax and enjoy some time over a meal or cup of superb coffee.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The viewing is just fine, not much to see. Was done in five minutes, a bit disappointing given the entry fee for tourists. We were asked for some money by a volunteer because they do not get paid. This was in poor form, unsuspecting visitors may feel obliged to leave some money. The gardens are very nice but overall not... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very special place with a lot of references to Karen Blixen and the times she spent in Kenya. Marvelous trees in the garden and excellent food.Must visit for an afternoon or a dinner.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited The Karen Blixen Coffee Garden several times during our time in Nairobi ...We loved sitting and relaxing in the garden, enjoying the calm far away from the bustling traffic ... The menu was varied and offered a great selection ... Everything we sampled was wonderful ... The service is efficient and the waiters in their beautiful shirts are... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when in Nairobi , you have to visit this area "Karen district" loads to do and top it off by lunching at this venue, very cool vibe , quiet and clean, good service, manicured gardens in a very historic venue

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to Kenya several times - from 2009 twice a year , and this is the Place we won't miss. Take a brake and have luch here!

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoined our lunch in the very rustique garden. And quality of the food was exceptional. The service was very friendly and professional.

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked a room for September, 2017 at Blixen in November, 2016 and paid in full in advance. In February, 2017, our trip plans changed and we asked Blixen for a refund. There is no mention of their cancellation policy on their web site nor on our receipt. Their sister property's website shows a 100% refund policy up to 30... More 

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Thame, Oxfordshire
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely meal from set menu under the shade of the trees in a tranquil garden. Very tasty and good service

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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

The nicest thinkable sales lady. And very good kikoys for 1300 KES. And lots of other stuff. Definitively worth going to.

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