I don’t know about you but I feel like Sundays are meant for take-out or at least an eat-out experience. I can never seem to get myself to cook after church. Am not sure if it’s just me being lazy or it’s because we grew up knowing Sunday afternoon was for family outings. To date, I still find myself eating out or ordering in and this past Sunday was no different. I thought I would grab pizza and head home but Sue had other plans. she couldn’t stop raving about this spot that has amazing food. Honestly, I had dismissed her arguing it’s the pregnancy talking. Off late chic can even hype up stones and you will try them out ( sorry babe, I have nothing but love for you). After a little convincing I went because surely who wants to offend a pregnant lady?
Guys, this joint is not pregnancy hype, it’s all that and a bag of chips. How is it that I didn’t know it existed? Cafe Bistro is a must-try for every food lover in Nairobi, heck it’s the kind of place I would take an SGR ride for if I still lived in Mombasa.
The interior of this place is carefully curated with turquoise hues dominating the space. The unique floor tiles and the ceiling have some posh vibes going on and please don’t get me started on the tan leather seats that break the monotony of the turquoise. Though set up at a fuel station, this place doesn’t give off an on-the-go vibe at all. It has a calm, friendly and super chilled feel to it, just the kind that you need for a Sunday afternoon or an evening stop to unwind.
The food is not only delicious but also well portioned and excellently presented. I went for the mighty burger & spicy fries and as the name suggests, it’s big. The burger has two beef patties and two slices of cheese. Sue settled for the chicken avocado wrap and spicy fries. This is the first place I have seen where the actual food looked better than the menu pictures.
We ended up going halfsies on each other’s food because y’all know that sharing is caring plus honestly her wrap looked so darn good. Also, who doesn’t love avocado, we should petition the government for an avocado holiday. For drinks, she tried the watermelon and lime juice ( who knew the two could be a pair ) while I ordered the berry karkade which was just divine.
The staff are super friendly and helpful. Their pricing is reasonable with our total bill settling at 2100/= bob. Honestly, I ended up enjoying more of the wrap as my burger was a bit flat. The patties lacked seasoning and the burger could have been more moist. The chicken was also a tad bit overdone for my liking. But overall, I would give this place 3.5 out of 5. I will definitely be giving this guys another visit to review their food quality score.
Cafe Bistro is located at Total petro station, Madaraka, Nairobi. They have ample sitting and parking space and is a definite must-try. Go ahead and explore this joint and feel free to let us know what you think.