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Amani ya Juu

Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
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Address: On Ring Road in Riverside, near Prime Bank, Nairobi 00800, Kenya
Phone Number:
+254 20 4449071

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Help refugees, buy a gift and have lunch

This place is just amazing. It helps refugee women earn money by producing some great local crafts that are perfect little gifts. We were given a tour of the place and talked to... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2017
Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Going for a coffee with friends and children, the muffins were served steaming hot just out of the microwave, when asked for an unmicrowaved one it was served frozen! Cinnamon rolls were stale. And we saw a rat run across the lawn. Coffees are always good and the store is lovely, but the food seems to be declining in quality... More 

Thank Jalikah
Nairobi, Kenya
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222 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This place is just amazing. It helps refugee women earn money by producing some great local crafts that are perfect little gifts. We were given a tour of the place and talked to some of the women. Afterwards I bought a beautiful cushion at the gift shop. We were just in time for lunch which took a while to prepare... More 

Thank shueshue
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

It's a treasure. I love visiting this store. It's a sobering experience and an absolute pleasure to promote their cause. And with the Kenyan warmth and welcoming of the personnel, you don't want to leave.

Thank JSGo62
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
Reviewed 30 January 2017

So today my Sister and I decided to catch a late lunch at the Garden Cafe. As always, the server was pleasant and the food was good. Most of it. The chicken samosas were horrible. The ambiance was nice, as usual, and the garden was absolutely beautiful. Love, love the store, the quality of the goods and the story behind... More 

Thank ButterflyLove768
Nairobi, Kenya
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138 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This was my first visit to Amani. I met up with friends for breakfast. The garden area is very nice and great for kids. The location is also pretty central - in Riverside. Amani has a great story behind it and they do some great work however they need to make a little effort in their food department. The spanish... More 

Thank alkenya
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely selection of handmade crafts, jewellery and clothes. Knowing that the selling of these crafts supports men and women who may otherwise not have work is an added bonus. There is also a workshop which we were invited to look around, and a cafe in a lovely garden setting. It's about a half hour walk from the CBD.

Thank CNA1
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60 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

am glad they finally put up a good sign at the entrance. Its such a nice lovely little place. The little trinkets in the showroom are unique and good. They have very nice salads, filling as well. The coffee was strong and well brewed just the way i like it. The trees and kiddy area has a homely feeling. Almost... More 

Thank Janeann M
Nairobi, Kenya
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

From the moment you pull down the driveway, to the lovely garden and adorable boutique- this place is charming. I could seriously take one of everything in the store, it's beautiful and well made. Even more wonderful is the story behind Amani ya Juu. If you visit, please ask one of the ladies about getting a tour of the facilities.... More 

Thank WhitneyKoonce
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

I had an awesome salad and fresh squeezed juice. Service was quick and friendly making this place perfect for a quick lunch.

Thank Rukany
Springfield, Illinois
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

Amani is a wonderful little shop with great items, purses, jewelry, clothing, Christmas, and lots more. Each item is hand made, and each woman that has made it has a story. You know that when you purchase something there you are supporting a great cause. Great place to buy gifts, whether you are in Nairobi or you can go online... More 

Thank Brenda R

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