In Summary
  • Immediately you enter, you will notice how glass has been used to separate the different areas and at night when the light bounces off them it makes everything sparkle.
  • Suffice it to say its definitely a place for a first date. With the right lighting and vibe any two people can hit it off.

The Artcaffé outlets are mostly the same. You have to look closer to see the subtle differences in each one. The one at Westgate has a small sitting area upstairs that’s a perfect reading nook for book lovers and a great vantage point for people-watching.

The one at the Oval has the best outdoor ambience of any of the ones I’ve been to (before the dust from the road construction descended that is).

Some are even a quirky combination of an express service interior with a purely outdoor sitting area like the one at Galleria.

I was however quite taken with the new Artcaffé in Kitengela.

SHINY ADDITION

Located in Kitengela mall this shiny (literally) addition to the Artcaffé Group outlets can seat up to 130 people. But the size is not what got me when I attended its launch, the use of windows did.

Immediately you enter, you will notice how glass has been used to separate the different areas and at night when the light bounces off them it makes everything sparkle.

Signature Artcaffé salted caramel cake to welcome Kitengela branch to the family. PHOTO| KYLIE KIUNGUYU

Signature Artcaffé salted caramel cake to welcome Kitengela branch to the family. PHOTO| KYLIE KIUNGUYU

Suffice it to say its definitely a place for a first date. With the right lighting and vibe any two people can hit it off.

That’s another thing about this Artcaffé, it has a buzzing vibe inside that is heavily contrasted by its small outside sitting area.

The tiered hanging plants and high stools of the outside make it better suited for sunny afternoons and causal lunches.

WELCOME TO KITENGELA

As I looked around from the door already impressed by the look and feel, we were ushered in with a welcome mimosa.

I love a mimosa as much as any girl, but the next cocktail had that little extra punch I look for in a good drink. Artcaffé’s white wine sangria has a spicy kick to it that is even more delicious when served cold.

As I sipped my drink and took in the ambience, I felt optimistic that this time the food would be different. You see the thing is…

VEGETARIAN WOES

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