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Artcaffè 2024 Menu, Locations, and Review

This post is a comprehensive overview and review of Artcaffe outlets in Kenya, from the food and drink offerings, menu, and pricing to the environment and overall experience.

If you just want the menu then scroll to the end of this post

It is the second most popular mainstream coffee shop in Nairobi after  Java House. 

But unlike  Java House, Artcaffe is more modern, ambient, and with better service and attention to detail.

Artcaffe is a chain of restaurant cafes across Nairobi with 36 stores. The brand is 15 years old( since 2007) and is relatively newer compared to its closest contender Java House which is 25 years old currently.

Post Summary on Artcaffe

Ambiance Score: ★★★★☆(4)   

Value Rating: ★★★★☆(4)   

Coffee Rating: ★★★★☆(4)   

Food Rating:  ★★★★☆(4)                              

Service Score: ★★★★★(5)

📍Artcaffè Locations

  1. Agha Khan
  2. CBD, Kenyatta Avenue, Westminster House
  3. CBD, Kimathi Street, Balfour House
  4. CBD, Koinange Street, Chester House
  5. Eastern Bypass, Rubis Petrol Station
  6. Eastern Bypass, Shell Kamakis
  7. Hurlingham, Argwings Arcade
  8. Hurlingham, Rubis Petrol Station
  9. Karen, Galleria Mall
  10. Karen, Hardy Post
  11. Karen, The Hub Karen
  12. Kileleshwa, Total Petrol Station
  13. Kilimani, Valley Arcade
  14. Kitengela, Kitengela Mall
  15. Kiambu Road, Ridgeways Mall
  16. Langata Rd, Freedom Heights Mall
  17. Lavington, Lavington Mall
  18. Limuru Road, Two Rivers Mall
  19. Ngong Rd, The Junction Mall
  20. Northern Bypass, Shell Windsor
  21. Parklands, Onn the Way supermarket
  22. Riverside, 14 Riverside Drive
  23. Roysambu, Thika Road Mall (TRM)
  24. South B, Capital Centre
  25. South C, Rubis Petrol Station
  26. Upperhill, ACK Gardens
  27. Upperhill, Britam Tower
  28. Westlands, Gallant Mall
  29. Westlands, Rhapta Square
  30. Westlands, The Oval
  31. Westlands, Westgate Mall

Upcountry Locations

Naivasha Safari Centre

Pricing & Value

Rating: ★★★★☆(4)

Pricing: $-$$

Pricing is very affordable, especially for hot beverages and pastries. For the most part, it won’t exceed KSh 600. 

This is a good value for the quality considering the portions, they’re not the biggest but they are what you would call normal-sized.

If you want a breakfast combo, the budget is just between KSh 600 and 1,500. This is not the best breakfast combo you can have, if you really want a better breakfast combo then I would recommend you try CJs, it is way better in all aspects. 

Menu & Dishes

Rating: ★★★★☆(4)

Artcaffe Scan QR Code Menu
Artcaffe QR Code Menu

As you can see this QR Code menu has seen better days, there are no physical menus at most Artcaffe branches, and most restaurants in Nairobi these days.

This is honestly kinda annoying and inconvenient. Even with smartphones being mainstream, not everyone owns one or carry one on them. While this made sense in the pandemic era, physical menus should be an option now.

How to scan the Artcaffe Menu:

High-end phones like Google Pixel and iPhones can scan through the camera app as this feature is built. But for budget smartphones, you will need to download a 3rd party app like Google Lens from the Play Store, or just open the Google app on your phone and it will be next to the microphone icon.

Google Lens on the Google App
Google Lens on the Google App

Coffee Experience

Artcaffè Single Latte
Artcaffè Single Latte

Milky espresso-based drinks like Cappucino, Mocha, and Latte are decent, there is a perfect balance of everything, just good enough that the coffee content is enough and you can feel it through the foam and all. Even for a single latte, you can feel the strength of the coffee.

Artcaffe however doesn’t offer a big variety of these coffee drinks, no Flat White, Macchiato, or Cortado, among other coffee drinks.

Read More: 9 Popular Coffee Drinks in Kenyan Cafes.

Artcaffè Double Espresso
Artcaffè Double Espresso

At Artcaffe,  espresso is super strong and really good. It has a big, bold flavor that coffee lovers really like. 

It’s the kind of coffee for psychopaths who are not interested in milky drinks, and it is so strong you won’t sleep hours later.

Although I typically favor  Java House coffee, Artcaffè’s espresso stands out for its robustness and a hint of bitterness.

There is no way to option your coffee but it mostly tastes like medium or dark roast coffee, if you prefer light fruity roasts then Artcaffe is not your best option; try Spring Valley Cafe. They have one of the best coffees you will ever taste.

Sweetener Options at Artcaffè
Sweetener Options at Artcaffè

The other small but impressive detail about Artcaffe, is you have options on how to sweeten your beverage, artificial sweetener, brown or white sugar depending on your preference.

If you want to reduce your sugar intake or are on a weight loss journey, then Canderel is your best choice here, it is a low-calorie sweetener. Sugar is 16kcal a teaspoon while Canderel is 0.3kcal a tablet.

Between brown and white sugar, if you don’t have a preference, then go for brown; it tastes better, and white sugar is too sweet and more processed.

 Cakes & Pastries

Artcaffè Apple Crumble Muffin
Artcaffè Apple Crumble Muffin

Most pastries are excellent for a cafe. Artcaffe is a coffee and bakery establishment so you know they have a wide variety of bakery goodies along with coffee.

They are mostly good enough from the quality, textures, sweetness, and portion sizes. The most impressive thing personally is they come served warm.

For the cakes and dessert, the best seller is salted caramel slice, be sure to give it a try if you haven’t. Cheesecake is okay but not the best you will ever have.

Ambiance & Atmosphere

Rating: ★★★★☆(4) 

Artcaffe Interior Atmosphere

The place inside looks really nice and isn’t too packed, so there’s lots of room. Everything’s designed in a way that’s clean and simple, which I  personally really like. They pay attention to even the smallest things,  making the whole place feel really neat and comfy.

Artcaffe Interior


Rating: ★★★★★(5)

Probably the best service you can get from a coffee shop, comparable to what you get in some fancy restaurants. Everyone is polite, always smiling, attentive, and really helpful.

There seems no preferential treatment here like in Java where you are profiled by how you dress or your race.

I always dress like a homeless person but get served equally well as the distinguished diners next to me.

Personally, while Java’s coffee is slightly superior, Artcaffe’s service wins me over every time; there is something about good service that makes the day better for me.

Artcaffē 2024 Menu

Artcaffe Coffe, Tea & Hot Chocolate Menu
Artcaffe Coffe, Tea & Hot Chocolate Menu
Artcaffe Breakfast Menu
Artcaffe Breakfast Menu
Artcaffe Pastries,Cakes & Dessert Menu
Pastries, Cakes & Dessert
Artcaffe Juice, Milkshakes & Smoothies Menu
Juice, Milkshakes & Smoothies
Artcaffe Soups & Sandwiches Menu
Soups & Sandwiches
Artcaffe Salads & Burgers Menu
Salads & Burgers
Artcaffe Pizza, Pasta, Wings & Chips Menu
Pizza, Pasta, Wings & Chips
Artcaffe Lunch & Dinner Menu
Lunch & Dinner
Mocktails, Beer, Sangria Artcaffe Menu
Mocktails, Beer, Sangria
Wine Menu Artcaffe
Artcaffe Menu: Cocktails, Whisky, Gin, Vodka
Cocktails, Whisky, Gin, Vodka


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