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Whispers Coffeeshop

Kenyatta Rd, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“cakes” (10 reviews)
“juice” (17 reviews)
“hummus” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
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Kenyatta Rd, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lame Town is so full on it is good to slip off the main drag to this little quiet garden cafe. Fantastic samosas and service. Full of others trying to escape the streets. Met lovely people and swapped Lamu/Shella tips. Also be sure to check...More

Thank Lianna F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stepping off the main drag for a great coffee and some pancakes in a lovely courtyard is certainly worth your time when visiting Lamu. The gift store next door is also certainly worth a look.

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

We sought out the cool secluded cafe after a hot morning of sight seeing in Lamu town. We ordered a selection of snacks from the menu, juices, and desserts. It was just the refreshment we needed. The hummus and zucchini fritters/fries were especially good. Unfortunately...More

Thank Sara L
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Lovely spot for a (ice) coffee break on the patio. There is a very nicely curated souvenir shop attached to the coffee shop as well.

Thank Ilse020
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Lovely, quiet little coffee shop in a leafy courtyard in the center of Lamy old town. Great shakes and juices, good for a quick break and bite to eat. To be fair I didn't try to coffee but the espresso machine looked legit.

Thank DaveBMar
Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Quaint coffee shop. Lovely courtyard and great service. There’s a curio and arts shop adjoining the coffee shop that has some stunning pieces. Shop serves some good cake too .

Thank 519taheram
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Whispers is a beautiful little hideaway serving lovely treats! The houmous and chapati triangles and the toasted chicken sandwich were delicious. Also on display were some cakes and pastries that looked great! The cappuccino was perfect and all served with a smile from a lovely...More

Thank Cara B
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Lamu Town is a fantastic town and Whispers provides a perfect tranquil stop off whilst exploring. The garden is shaded and peaceful. The coffee is very good. The cakes are excellent- line and coconut was a favourite. The Lassi was exceptional and the juices hit...More

Thank THFA1984
Reviewed 25 December 2017

I have visited Whispers many times while in Lamu. its tucked away garden is the perfect place to escape the busy streets of Lamu and have a coffee, juice or lunch. The service has always been great, the drinks are perfect and the location cannot...More

Thank jpolayes
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place - the staff are so friendly and lovely, the coffee is great and the cakes... Nom Nom Nom. The perfect place to chill out during your time in Lamu Old Town.

Thank Harriet D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenyatta Rd, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
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