Hello my friends! 🙂 Welcome to our very first ‘Best of Nairobi’ Breakfast post!! 😀 ‘Tis indeed the season to be jolly, so what better time to share my Nairobi Safari Club breakfast buffet experience right?
‘Come ready with your appetites!’ this was the hooking statement that caught my attention, when Stella from the ‘Nairobi Safari Club,’ wrote to us. As a travel-foodie, it is safe to say that she had me well-enticed in advance! 😀 So much so that I was right on time for our 7:00 am breakfast appointment!
And majorly hungry! 😀
As I made my way through the streets to the hotel, I felt well-at-ease, as it is an easy place to find. In fact, you have probably passed by this hotel countless times! It is well situated at the Junction of Koinange Street and University Way.
Did You Know?? The hotel’s unique design is inspired by a maize cob, and is apparently a photographer’s haven! <Next time, make sure to stop on University way and give the hotel a nice, good look!>
Nairobi Safari Club Breakfast Buffet
When Stella from Nairobi Safari Club reached out about their Breakfast buffet, I was pretty excited because we haven’t done breakfast here before. More so, I have the hardest time finding options of things to eat at home for breakfast, so you can be certain I was looking for ideas. 😀
A Warm foodie Ambiance
As we were shown into the breakfast room, my mind quickly caught up with its environs… The ambiance in the breakfast room spelled everything food and warmth… The place was already buzzing with life, despite the early morning hour. 🙂
When Breakfast Buffet Means True Variety!
As you walk in, you are greeted with warm smiles and the sight of a wide array of breakfast items. I knew it was a buffet, but the variety of foods caught me by surprise!
Stella introduced us to our Chef of the day-Chef Joseph, who took us through the breakfast Buffet options, explaining everything…
PHOTOGRAPHY BY: WANJIKU THUO
They have something for everyone! Whether you are a light-weight who indulges in cereal, 😛 or a true foodie who prefers rice and meatballs in the morning! 😀 Personally, I like real food for breakfast so this was a real treat!
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions!!
If you have ever dined with me, then you know I am the most indecisive person when it comes to choosing from a menu! It honestly feels like an exam each time! On this occasion, I decide to have a little bit of everything- well almost! 😀
I was ecstatic when they agreed to make pancakes… You have to appreciate their flexibility, considering they had so many options available already.
Food? Simply Delectable!!!
Okay, so I know that you would have to trust my words about the food right? Well, Wanjiku Thuo also attests to the amazing quality of food they serve! 😉
The fruits were fresh and succulent, and you could tell that they’d freshly pressed the juice that very morning.
My favorite thing on the buffet was their roast potatoes and meatballs-well flavored and spicy.
Although I stopped taking tea recently, the temptation is ever real! I just had to have some! 😀 My cup of Kenyan tea was rich with milk, plus a perfect blend of tea and ginger. Such moments make me wish I didn’t have to stay off milk! 🙁
The Chef later joined us for this sumptuous breakfast. This is the part that most hotels miss out on. I find that meeting the chef during a meal, adds a special touch to the experience. It makes a guest feel valued. In our case we were honored to share a meal with Chef Joseph.
Fun Fact> Chef Joseph Maina (above) won the 2016 International Category of the Supreme Chefs Challenge!
At the end of the experience we were well-fed and genuinely happy. It was a morning well-spent. 🙂 We also got to learn much more about the hotel, through our interaction with the chef.
More Fun Facts About the Nairobi Safari Club>>
- The Nairobi Safari Club breakfast buffet is open to all: they take walk-ins daily, and you don’t have to be a live-in guest at the hotel
- They will be launching a new Nairobi Safari Club steak house soon!
- It is the only all-suite hotel in Nairobi, plus they do not have a13th floor.
(sorry 13th lovers!)
- The hotel was initially a club before converting to a fully-fledged hotel in 1984
- It is good for breakfast meetings within town
- You can organize to have a group breakfast by making an advance reservation
- Call +2540202821000 to make your reservation
To be honest, this Nairobi Safari Club breakfast buffet experience was a surprise! I learned that it’s possible to miss out on some amazing places right here in Nairobi. After all, how many times have I passed by this hotel, oblivious of its offerings?
I am once again convinced that Nairobi has a whole lot more to offer than we realize. Let’s be sure to open our eyes, not only to look out for new places, but also the existing ones-you might just be as surprised as I was, by this age-old hotel. 🙂
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