Nairobi notebook

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coffeeCoffee break
Flying out to a safari through Wilson Airport? Brilliant. Check out the new look Dormans coffee shop at Air Kenya Lounge, a joint venture between Artcaffe and Dormans. What has changed? The coffee tastes better. The ambience is certainly sexier. Tel: 020 7120 654

Colosseum Coffee Bar & Restaurant
Nobody I know makes better omelettes. Especially the mushroom, basil and cheese omelette. The cafe itself is small, intimate and trendy. Best place to have fresh ground coffee to start your morning. Sit by the large windows overlooking the entrance to the building. Wi-Fi is fast enough. Get some work done. Tel: 0771 111067

A little bit of Italy – Mambo Italia Pizzeria
It’s the hottest rave for pizza lovers. I’m talking gourmet pizza, pastas, salads and fresh coffee. Sit on the terrace, with a lovely view of Lavington, and pick a bottle of wine from their well-chosen wine list. And they are opening a bar soon. That should be something.
Tel: 0719 468 885 | 0771 288 640

Revitalize
Think spa, nutritional consultancy, a gym, Zumba classes, Yoga, aerobics and meditation. The Revitalize Wellness Center, now a few months old, was started by Susan Rodrigues in memory of her husband who succumbed to a terminal illness. Because of that everything is geared towards a holistic lifestyle, every programme primed for wellness. Icea Lion Center, Riverside Park, Chiromo Road  |  Tel: +254721889777

Wine shop
Are you are looking for decent wine and cheese? You want to experiment, try out new wines – but selection is a problem? Wine Shop has about 150 types of wine from nine countries waiting for you to select. They have happy hours on Mondays to Saturdays. Also, you can buy a bottle and take it up to Brew Bistro Lounge upstairs, with no corkage fee.
Tel: 0718 003 302