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Kenyan food is heavily influenced by Indian cuisine and samosa is one of those pastries that has since come to be added to the repertoire of foods considered traditionally Kenyan. It is likely to be savoury with fillings such as minced meat, vegetables or green grams (mung beans). Enjoy this with a cup of Kenyan chai and some bread or chapati for a true ‘breakfast in Nairobi’ experience!

Restaurant reviews
There’s nothing like a hearty breakfast to put an extra pep in your step before you head out to tackle the day. If you’re looking for cafes in Nairobi whose menus will do just the trick and then some, here are two sweet spots to try:

Dormans Coffee Shops recently rebranded and launched a refreshed food menu, which includes fresh salads, pastries and sandwiches. Be sure to try their fruit pancake and kachumbari omelette. They serve hot and cold beverages made from their well-known, high-quality coffee. Not to forget the vibrant, charming and artsy decor – a great space for socialising or getting work done. Located at Village Market, Junction and Wilson Airport www.eatout.co.ke/dormans

Cafe Villa Rosa
Nestled within the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, this cafe’s luxurious and opulent European-style décor reflects the quality of food on offer. Patrons can tuck into a scrumptious breakfast with a vast selection of cuisine à la carte, or indulge in the buffet with table d’hôte options. If you are looking for a healthy breakfast you will also be spoilt for choice. Reservations are encouraged, particularly for groups larger than six. Located in Westlands, Nairobi. www.eatout.co.ke/nairobi/cafe-villa-rosa

“Everyone runs around trying to find a place where they still serve breakfast because eating breakfast, even if it’s 5 o’clock in the afternoon, is a sign that the day has just begun and good things can still happen. Having lunch is like throwing in the towel.”
Jonathan Goldstein (Author)