In Summary
  • Pallet Café is an outdoor café, set in a garden.
  • There are a number of trees in the garden which provided shade and the much needed breeze on hot days.
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I’m big on breakfasts and brunch, probably because that’s how it’s always been with our family. Mum used to do the most when it came to making both, especially on Sundays.

She would go out of her way to make samosas, sausages, burgers, soup, beef stir-fry, hot dogs, caramelised onions and all that charade. Of course, there had to be the usual tea, bread and juice. It was all up to us to pick our poison. So, breakfasts and brunch are etched in my heart.

GREAT AMBIENCE AND SERVICE

My friend and I recently came up with this list of cafes on our bucket list, Pallet Café being the first. Mostly because of its rustic aesthetic.

It’s located along James Gichuru Road, right opposite Lavington Mall. Having been opened for the past one and a half months, it’s slowly gaining popularity and becoming a fixture for food and coffee lovers.

Great ambience at Pallet Café. PHOTO | KAREN MURIUKI

Great ambience at Pallet Café. PHOTO | KAREN MURIUKI

Pallet Café is an outdoor café, set in a garden of one of the huge bungalows in the suburb; some of the other bungalows have been turned into offices or workplaces. My dentist’s office is actually around the same location.

There are a number of trees in the garden which provided shade and the much needed breeze, considering the heat we have been experiencing since last year.

The café was so peaceful and relaxing; I bet it’s why many customers were there working away on their laptops while others were just enjoying some time alone.

Part of the café also sits under a translucent roof, on which a number of modern bulbs and wind chimes hang, making it a soothing environment perfect for a catch-up.

The kitchen is on a make-shift container right next to the sitting area. The container is divided into a number of rooms – a music school and an art workshop. Yoga and art lessons are offered in the bungalow itself.

As soon as we got to the café, we were welcomed through sign language and shown to a table by one of the very friendly wait staff. Most of those who work here are deaf.

The iced latte and iced tea at Pallet Café. PHOTO | KAREN MURIUKI

The iced latte and iced tea at Pallet Café. PHOTO | KAREN MURIUKI

We were then offered the menu as soon as we had our seats. The front page has basic sign language on it which customers can use to order items, mostly drinks.

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