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Pasara Cafe

$$ - $$$
Nairobi Central Business District
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Lonrho Bldg, Standard St, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
06:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, California
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45 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

On our last evening in Kenya we had dinner here. We looked up places recommended by the Lonely Planet. We could either go to Karen, the nice suburbs, to get good food via a taxi or walk within 3 blocks in the CBD to be in the "safe" zone. We opted for the CBD and decided to come here. I... More 

Thank wanderwm
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I always make a point of coming every time I am in Nairobi. The toasted sandwiches are huge and come with a mountain of fries, and are very tasty. An absolute must however, is the masala chai - it is divine! We are always given a friendly welcome, and the manager is clearly very proud of... More 

Thank louochieng
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Simply amazing the view us amazing beautiful terrace with cocktails to die.I just could not pick any issue the service as on point,the food was tasteful the staff very friendly the music just right.Truly a place to relax the manager was really lovely and the staff there were very free with his presence around that said something more about him.Even... More 

Thank jonesedwards15
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Pasara is one of those Old restaurants with a good vibe. It is somewhat vintage in the layout and the large movie posters on the wall just complete the vintage look. They are very reasonably prices and it's one of those places you can sit for hours and read a book and especially if you get a booth. The menu... More 

Thank Joe M
Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

My most favourite spot when in town! has been for the last 8 years! great ambience and service! not forgetting the drinks and food of course!

Thank mugwe2mm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016

The service is real quick and they are friendly and its rally spacious. Great for a hangout after work

Thank Jemu S
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191 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

Whenever I'm in Nairobi, I always make a point of coming here. I really like the feel of the café, which looks like it belongs to a bygone era with old posters of films on the walls and a spiral staircase. I really like being able to sit in the booths and take a break from the hustle and bustle... More 

Thank UKonthego
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Had lunch and the sandwich was very good, with selection of individual fillers.Nice place to visit for a quick lunch in good atmosphere

Thank Chege G
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015 via mobile

This is one of the few places in Nairobi that have good coffee and where coffee tastes like coffee. I've been to several cafes and I have settled for Pasara any time I'm in Nairobi. The staff can be a bit slow and draggy, but I always go back for the coffee. It's a good place for a social meetup... More 

Thank Wanja G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015 via mobile

This is a nice place to come for privacy It's quiet and quite peaceful with a homey feel to it I love the posters on the wall with vintage Hollywood movies The service is remarkable with a fairly priced menu I also recommend it as a cafe to visit when solo

Thank Joey M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
06:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lonrho Bldg, Standard St, city centre, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi>  > Nairobi Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Nairobi Central Business District
  • Phone Number: 338247

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?