A Blissful Escape: Silk Wood & Soul Food

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Are you on the constant look-out for little cafes or restaurants that you can eat or work from, without possibly breaking the bank? I stumbled upon this little divine treasure, along Ngong road-Silk Wood Cafe. Even the name sounds promising right?

 

Silk Wood

 

It was one of those days when I badly needed to get out, plus get a scrumptious breakfast for cheap. A quiet and inspiring environment was going to be a bonus… With a story to write and a deadline to beat, the place had to be just right!

Enter Silk Wood Cafe, tucked at the edge of a building that houses National Bank, not far from Adams Arcade, along Ngong Road.

My first impression of Silk Wood was cozily-warm with a garden feel. Their layout, with well spread-out plants and flowers, makes great use of the little space they’ve got on the veranda.

 

Silk Wood Serene

With the evident promise of fresh air and calm, the busy and dusty Ngong Road quickly melted into oblivion.

As I found a place to plug in my machine, I noted the peaceful setting that would be perfect for my writing. I honestly could not believe this precious find!

Silk Wood

 

Silk Wood

The waiter, Brian, was helpful and polite in catering to my requests one of which was to plush up my chair with pillows for proper back support.

I learnt that they do office deliveries in the building, so service can be a little slow, but somewhat bearable. However, if patience is not a virtue for you, the delightful food certainly makes up for the wait! Silk Wood Cafe’s menu is a sight for sore eyes! 😀 The prices are  friendly with an array of options to choose from.

Soul Food

Silk Wood Menu

Soul Food

Silk Wood

Silk Wood Menu

Photography By :Wanjiku Thuo

Soul Food

Silk Wood

Soul Food

Silk Wood Cafe, as I learned is serene throughout the day; so much so that I worked well into the afternoon.

Silk Wood

It is a lovely place to stop-over if you are on Ngong Road and need to grab lunch or a healthy breakfast. They have free WIFi, so you will be able to access the internet.

It is well-suited for anyone looking for a tranquil atmosphere to have meetings, or get some work done.
This is a place that I would definitely go back to, again and again… Admittedly, I have gone back with my friends who loved it as much as I did (hence the many plates of food 😉 😀 )

Silk Wood
Are there such little gems in your local area you’ve discovered lately? Share with me on the comments’ section below. I would be thrilled to try them out sometime. 😉
P.S. Stay Inspired Always 🙂

Helpful Tips:

  • You can get a good, filling breakfast in the range of Kshs.150 to Kshs.450
  • The meals range from Kshs.350 to Kshs.600
  • You can choose to make payment via MPESA
  • They have the option of serving small to large portions at varied costs…Be sure to specify the portion you prefer, when placing your order.
  • The quiet environment and round tables, make a perfect setting for small semi-official outdoor meetings

 

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33 Comments

  • Reply
    Claire Huro
    January 26, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Nice read…..the food looks delicious. The pictures captured the moments.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      January 26, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Wow thanks Claire for taking me back to this blissful escape!

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    Betty
    May 19, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I am loving your writes. Keep e’m coming Marion,and you look Fab. And the photographer is game up,such eye candies.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 19, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you ever so much Betty! I appreciate it lots! And I am sure the photographer is totally as encouraged 😀 Many thanks!!

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    briane
    May 12, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Nice one indeed..
    a nice place with great ambience..
    Nice work Marrion..

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 13, 2016 at 11:40 am

      Thank you Briane! I appreciate the read and the great feedback! 🙂 🙂

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    Lornah
    May 3, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    I love the place, very detailed and superb design! I would definitely try it out. good read!
    http://www.cherriesvineyard.com

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    Fikile
    April 30, 2016 at 8:22 am

    Beautiful decor and plants giving that serene feel. The Chef/s are to be recommended they surely know how to grab your eye and tummy. The food looks yummy!!! Please do ship some to Johannesburg,,,,,And wow sister you look beautiful and so fitting in that Cafe

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 2, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Thanks Fiki! 🙂 I think we can ship some to Jo’burg for sure 😉 hehe Much love 🙂

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    Carol
    April 30, 2016 at 6:10 am

    Oh wow, another delightful and informative piece! Thanks ever so much for sharing your experiences, definitely a place to try out. Do they have adequate parking?

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 2, 2016 at 10:15 am

      Thanks a lot Carol for taking the time to read and leave a comment 🙂 Yes, I believe they have adequate parking 🙂

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    Irene
    April 29, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Marion shall definitely try it out… not sure which building it is at though! Love the ambience!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      May 2, 2016 at 10:18 am

      Irene, thanks for reading and for taking time to comment 🙂 I will include it on Maps the next time I visit, so that you can find it easily 🙂

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    nelius
    April 29, 2016 at 12:19 am

    wow beautiful writing Marion. when am on ngong road i now know the place to be.

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    Raisa
    April 28, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    I was so focused on the food!! Lovely read, thank you.

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Haha I feel you completely! Made me hungry too as I was writing it! 🙂 Thanks for reading!

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    Patricia Mithamo
    April 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    looking great Marion and the place is lovely im proud of you siz
    silky wood is the place

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 28, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      Aw thank you love.Yes we need to go there when you come over the next time 😉

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    Nzisa Starlet
    April 28, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Thanks I now have a breakfast date for someone lined up…Go Marion you know how much am loving this….easy flow…pics easy on the eye.

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    Asatsi
    April 28, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Great job Marion. Looking forward to trying it out.

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    Nancy A
    April 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I love hole-in-the-wall places! You gotta give me a tour

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 28, 2016 at 4:45 pm

      Yay! I would love to! Come back/visit soon, Nancy so we make it happen 😉
      🙂

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    Dicie
    April 28, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    Silk Wood Cafe has been well noted 🙂 And this photos are awesome!!!!! Me likey 🙂

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    MS. mithamo
    April 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    The place was so serene. Awesome read and you look beautiful love

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    Grey Ngugi
    April 28, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Beautiful… I think I now where I’m taking my next date to

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      Yess!! Let the dates happen! I hope you will both like it, and have a lovely time 🙂

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    Wanjiku Thuo
    April 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Am awesome week day getaway especially for them that prefer quiet times.
    Lovely write Marion

    • Reply
      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 28, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Wanjiku Thuo, the star! So true, it really is perfect in that sense 🙂

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