In Summary
  • They have a widely varied assortment of wall hangings, from classic paintings to the rudimentary, to random eccentric chandeliers hanging above the main service counter.

For those of you who are new here, I love brunch.

I love everything to do with breakfast, and when you add non-traditional breakfast foods to it, plus alcohol if that's your flavour, I love it even more (ironically, I rarely have mimosas outside of brunch, and rarely do alcohol where brunch is involved in the first place). For those of you who are not new here – I went to another brunch!

A comfortable and inviting seating area.

A comfortable and inviting seating area. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

Initially my brunching friends and I were supposed to check out the Shamba Cafe, which is located, as I understand, somewhere in the middle of Loresho. But fate turned our hand – we made a reservation, for sitting outside, but then it started to rain.

And so the cafe closed down the outside seating area, which meant the inside area was doubly full – which meant, according to the person answering the phone, that there was going to be no space for us to sit, reservation or no, until 2pm.

Mocha.

It was too cold for alcohol so I opted for a mocha. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

We were not at all willing to wait that long, and so we decided to go to the secondary option that was decided during our monthly brunch planning meeting. That sounds a lot fancier than it actually is – it's usually decided upon during a loose happy hour, and it sticks.

The second joint was a spot off Kiambu Road called The Goat Cafe – alternately known, on social media, as The Goat Social Club. Which I decided was a bit of an exaggeration when we got there, but we went nonetheless.

A pool of water and bougainvillea at the entrance of the outside seating area.

A pool of water and bougainvillea at the entrance of the outside seating area. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

The Google Maps pin will take you a little past the actual joint, so you should just stop on Mushroom Road when you see the sign and turn in as opposed to following the location. It's right next to Adele Dejak's place, so look out for either of those.

Art on a wall.

The wall behind our table. PHOTO | ABIGAIL ARUNGA

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