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10 Best Spots for Breakfast in Nairobi 

Breakfast in Nairobi
Written by Denise Chido

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and when you are travelling, you need the best start. Breakfast in Nairobi will not disappoint. Several excellent spots will not just serve you a boring old breakfast but one to remember. We all have different tastes, and you will love the choices Nairobi has to offer.


If you are looking for a friendly, bright restaurant for breakfast in Nairobi, then CJ’s is the place. You will get delicious cakes and excellent coffee. The staff is delightful; you will feel very welcome. CJ’s breakfast menu is extensive, featuring omelettes, waffles, pancakes, and unique breakfast combinations such as crispy chicken and eggs. They also serve children to take the whole family with you at breakfast.

Cj’s breakfast. Photo/ Twitter

Donuts World

If you are looking for Breakfast in Nairobi with some coffee flavours from Ethiopia or some Arabian flavour, then this is the place. Donuts World has eggs with toast, Spanish omelette with French fries, ring doughnuts, and croissants with coffee or tea. If you adore sandwiches, there are various options, including smoked salmon, falafel, and grilled beef or lamb burgers.

Zen Gardens

With a succession of astounding inventions, Zen Gardens tramples on ‘regular’ breakfast in Nairobi. The first is the ‘muffle,’ a blend of muffins and waffles in savoury flavours like bacon, porcini mushrooms, chilli cheddar, and cinnamon-infused into waffle batters. Breakfast bowls are large, with full-grain oats, quinoa, chia seeds, and yoghurt topped with mixed berries. Eggs come with chorizo, smoked meat, herby sausages, and hams, and you must have the famous Freakshake Nairobi at the end of your visit.

Zucchini Green Grocers

It’s on Waiyaki Way in Westlands, Nairobi, at ABC Place. For an early breakfast in Nairobi, It opens at 7 a.m., so if you’re looking for an early breakfast or brunch, this is the place to go. You will find vegetables, fruits, fresh salads and dips. They have great pastries, tea and coffee. You can shop while enjoying scrambled eggs, juicy sausages, and fluffy pancakes with a slice or more of fluffy bread.


If you are looking for breakfast in Nairobi at a place that has Swahili flare, then the Talisman is the place. Talisman has a lovely garden with tinted Kitengela glass and carved wooden archways. Here you can enjoy berry-filled pancakes, six different eggs, toasties and sandwiches, and a healthier choice of oats/fruit, etc. Talisman is one of Nairobi’s top breakfast spots and one of the few locations where you can have a cheeky mimosa alongside your eggs.

Talisman Breakfast. Photo/ Capital News

Mugg & Bean

Of course, you have to have breakfast in Nairobi at Mugg and Bean. It will make you feel like you are having breakfast at home. They serve expertly crafted coffee and freshly baked pastries created from scratch. Choose from Rancheros Omelette, Eggs Benedict classics, Smashed avocado with egg toast, chicken livers croissant, creamy mushroom mozzarella, and the tropical power breakfast on their extensive breakfast menu. They will not disappoint with their bottomless coffee, and the portions are hearty.

Boho Eatery

If you are looking for a vegetarian breakfast, then Boho Eatery is where you will find it. All the dishes on this menu are organically grown ingredients from local suppliers. You will not find this type of food anywhere else. They serve the food artistically; you will want to dive right into it.


For an Italian breakfast in Nairobi, Mediterraneo is a unique place to enjoy. You will get Italian delicacies and full breakfasts that are mouth-watering. You will have a boost in your day for sure. The menu is endless, with everything from chicken salad to cake, soup, pizza, varied meats, and pasta.

Mediterraneo Breakfast in Nairobi. Photo/ Uber Eats

The River Cafe

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have breakfast under the trees in a forest set up? Well, the River Cafe, brings you just that. For a lazy weekend or an early breakfast after a jog, you can rest and relax here. You can enjoy a breakfast wrap, steak and eggs, omelettes, pancakes, and eggs Benedict.

Lord Erroll Resturant

The Lord Erroll Restaurant has enough variety to keep you coming back for more. You’ll enjoy everything from brioche French breakfast to Belgian waffles with maple syrup in a tranquil and charming atmosphere. You can get the complete English breakfast if you’ve worked up an appetite. They serve with mixed seed bread or rye, containing sausages, beef bacon, sautéed mushrooms, grilled plum tomatoes, and fried hens egg.

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