In Summary
  • It's this little joint in Kilimani called Caffe Concerto.
  • If you enter just that in Google Maps, it should come right up.
  • The parking is very minimal, unfortunately, but the bounty of their harvest is not, and for that I am thankful.

I've done it guys. I know you didn't think I could, that I was being too picky, but I wasn't. It has all come to pass at last.

I've done all the hard work for you and found the perfect Italian spot that has actual Italian food that remains uncompromised by microwaves and/or flavourless cuisine. You're going to love it.

It's this little joint in Kilimani called Caffe Concerto. If you enter just that in Google Maps, it should come right up.

The parking is very minimal, unfortunately, but the bounty of their harvest is not, and for that I am thankful.

The outer seating at Caffe Concerto. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

The outer seating at Caffe Concerto. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

You'd miss it, if you didn't know what you were looking for, or mistake it for another shop in a string of a line of shops.

Luckily for you, you know what you're looking for.

The space in itself is very light, very airy, and on the hot days that Nairobi has been having plenty of, the sun's rays filter perfectly into the outer seating area, and you can almost pretend you're in a cafe in Milan, sans being in the actual cafe. The service is quick as well.

A waiter came to my side immediately, and he had the menu down as well.

Because it was one of those hot day I've spoken about, I decided it was a good idea to have a mojito on top of my food order.

WELL BALANCED

The mojito was well balanced, which I know I keep saying, but is so important where cocktails are concerned.

Too wishy washy and they just taste like juice with no effect. You know the type – if I wanted Quencher, I would have had asked for badly diluted juice.

It was the perfect day for a mojito. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

It was the perfect day for a mojito. PHOTO| ABIGAIL ARUNGA

If I wanted the type of alcohol that burns my throat going down, I would have asked for chang'aa.

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