5 Reasons Why Sarova Stanley’s Swahili Breakfast is a Must Try!

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Are you tired of having the same-old breakfast? My experience of the Swahili Breakfast at Sarova Stanley was refreshing! Today, we explore 5 reasons why their Swahili Breakfast is a Must Try this Good Friday! 😀

 

Sarova Stanley has started a new breakfast trend, labeled ‘Swahili Fridays.’ Every Friday, their Thorn Tree Restaurant is transformed into what looks like a small Coastal town, where they serve a Swahili themed menu.

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Swahili Breakfast: Yay or YAAY?

Last week, Sarova Stanley invited us over to try out their new Swahili breakfast menu… As we journey through my experience, here are 5 Reasons why I think the Swahili Breakfast would be worth your while! 😀

 

It’s A Cultural Foodie Trip to the Coast!

If you’ve ever been to the Coast, then you know that it’s one of the most interesting parts of Kenya. (And if you haven’t been, here is your chance to get a feel of it!) At the Coast, the culture is still very intact.

For instance, the Swahili spoken in those parts has a musical-like character of its own, while the food is unapologetic in its rich flavors, thick pastes and distinct Swahili names, like ‘Kahawa chungu.’

Sarova has attempted to capture various aspects of this rich culture, not only in the food, but also in the decor and the dressing of their waiting staff…

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Sarova’s Swahili breakfast will take you on a foodie trip to the Coast, without you having to board an 8-hour bus or beat the Easter prices for a flight to Mombasa.

 

Great Swahili Food= Great Conversations + Connections!

Are you wondering how to meet new people or make business connections? Are you wondering how to break the ice on that first date perhaps? Well, I feel it’s safe to say that Swahili Fridays is the perfect conversation starter.

 

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As you spend time trying to learn what ‘Samaki wa kupaka’ is, or how to correctly pronounce ‘korosho mramba’, you’ll perfectly have broken the ice. Plus it doesn’t hurt that the food is finger-licking good right?

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We had the honour of sitting down with fellow bloggers and influencers, while sampling the Swahili menu. At the end of it all, connections were made, a good laugh was had, and our tummies had nothing to complain about! 😀

 

Swahili Food Variety Is King!

We felt spoilt for choice, which is a great thing for breakfast any day! Sarova’s Swahili breakfast has an amazing variety with over 20 items to choose from, such as: Mahamri, samosas, wali wa nazi,, mkate mayai, viazi karai, madafu, mhogo wa nazi….and many more!

 

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Sarova_Stanley_Swahili_Breakfast

PHOTOGRAPHY BY: WANJIKU THUO

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The great thing about having such a wide variety is that if you do not fancy one thing, you are likely to find 4 others that you will totally enjoy! This is what I call value for money.

The Swahili Breakfast costs Kes. 2,500 per person.

 

Delicious Food Coupled With Great Service!

Let’s be honest, next to good food, the thing that makes one go back to a restaurant is good service right? I am happy to report that we got a nice, healthy dose of both!

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I liked how attentive they were, giving suggestions of what to take. They also took their time to explain what the food items were, as well as how they were prepared… It was nice treat to meet the Chef, making our visit a touch more special. 🙂

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Nothing Beats the Location: Thorn Tree Restaurant!

Have you read my post on ‘the Sarova Heritage Tour’? If you have, then you know ALL about the Thorn Tree Restaurant, where the Swahili breakfasts are served.  (If you haven’t you can catch up HERE)

The Thorn Tree restaurant is a historical landmark, having been the first Post Office in Nairobi. There’s a charming quality to dining in a place that spells history, with a lovely outdoorsy ambiance that makes you forget you are smack in downtown Nairobi.

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Fun Fact: This will feel even more special for those who used to write ‘So and So was here’ back in school, during field trips. 😀 You can leave a note on the Thorn tree after indulging in the sumptuous Swahili breakfast. 🙂

 

By the end of our Swahili Breakfast experience, Wanjiku and I had had a ball! In some odd yet calming way, we felt right at home… Perhaps it’s because Swahili Fridays manages to capture that warm Coastal hospitality? Who knows…so how about you try it out and judge for yourself, yes? 😀
Many thanks to Sarova Stanley for this Swahili Breakfast experience! I love anything that helps to preserve, and expose the world to our unique cultures, and I believe that Swahili Fridays does a good deal of both. 🙂

 

Thank you for reading my dear friends, I appreciate you! Did you enjoy the post? It is an absolute delight to hear from you, so do leave a comment, question or feedback on the Comments’ section down below. Or just simply say hello, I’ll be sure to respond! 🙂

And to you and yours, I wish a fantastic Easter break! 😀

<Sending You Love and Light. Stay Inspired Always.>

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    Dine With Jemutai
    May 1, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    […] Do check out another post from my fellow blogger Marion of ScrapBookJourneys with a few fun facts about Thorn Tree Restaurant and her […]

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    Mitha
    April 20, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    I’m just here imagining how good that food was this is a must try..

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 21, 2017 at 7:17 am

      I totally feel you Mitha! Yes, I agree-a must try! Would love to hear what you think when you do. 🙂 Thanks for reading!:D

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    WANJIRU
    April 17, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    This post took me waaaaay back, been a while i had a coastal plate before me
    beautiful

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 20, 2017 at 10:10 am

      Hi Wanjiru! Nice, this means that you can now re-live that moment ay? Thanks for reading! 😀

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    Naomi faith
    April 15, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Awesome

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    Wanjiku
    April 14, 2017 at 6:49 am

    This was an amazing breakfast, I mean, how often do we get a chance to do chicken or fish in the morning (and especially potatoes without being judged Hehe)

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 20, 2017 at 10:05 am

      I can taste that chicken in my mind! Yummy! Hahaha and yes, viazis for breakfast-rocked! #NoJudgement 😀

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    Nesh
    April 13, 2017 at 11:37 pm

    Kwa kweli hicho kimekuwa kifungua Kinyua chenye fahari na utamaduni wa waswahili wa hali ya juu. Ninge penda kuhudhuria maandalio hayo hivi karibuni.

    Asanti kwa kutu eleza na asanti kwa hoteli ya Sarova kwa kutupa aandalio la waswahili hapa kwetu Bara.

    Ni hayo tu kwa sasa.

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    phina
    April 13, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Amazing …

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    Arina
    April 13, 2017 at 6:06 pm

    Really captivating! Made me feel it must be on my to-do list when in Nairobi one of these days. Great job!

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 20, 2017 at 10:02 am

      Thank you Arina! Karibu Nairobi, and Yes you’d love this experience!

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    Patricia
    April 13, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    great post I really love swahili dishes

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      Scrapbook Journeys
      April 20, 2017 at 10:01 am

      Thank you Pat! I appreciate it, and It would be nice to see you have Swahili dishes there sometime! 😀

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    Irene
    April 13, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Happy Easter now that you started it on such a high note!

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