Nairobi's Best Spots for Dessert

Chocolate fudge cake and strawberries
Chocolate fudge cake and strawberries | Courtesy of Tiramisu
Jackline Wambugi

It is uncommon for many households in Kenya to have dessert after a meal. But this does not mean Kenyans do not gratify their sweet tooth syndrome. Ice cream, in particular, is a guilty pleasure for many. This led to the emergence of ice cream shops dishing out all manner of customised and crafted ice creams. Dessert spots have become an alternative daytime hang-out joint when it is too hot for a cup of tea.

1. Cold Stone Creamery

This is one of the new ice cream joints in town. It is taking Nairobi by storm. In the city centre, it is strategically located on the busy Mama Ngina Street. There are probably a few reasons pertaining to its popularity – first, they serve ice cream in a freshly baked waffle whether it is a cone or a bowl. Second, their array of ice cream flavours is tantalising. These can be combined with fruits of your choice, nuts or sweets. Third, they do not just have ice cream on their menu, they also have equally eclectic yogurts, sorbets, smoothies, milkshakes, cakes and (surprise!) cocktails.

Mama Ngina St, Nairobi, Kenya, +254 730 165099

2. Fior Di Latte

Fior De Latte is located in the plush suburb of Lavington. This is a true farm-to-table experience. They have a farm in a different posh suburb, which supplies them with all their raw materials. They have specialised in gelato production in true Italian style (which is amazing by the way) using fruits of the season. Besides gelato, they also have an assortment of sorbets and gelato cakes. Yum! If you are in the mood for a pint, their frozen cocktails – mojito, piña colada, passiontini and old fashioned – will do the trick.

Fior Di Latte, Lavington Green Mall, Nairobi +254 710 288004

Planet Yogurt

Planet Yogurt is the pioneer – and the only shop – that specialises in frozen yogurt, a healthy dessert treat. All their yogurts are natural with fresh fruit toppings. They already have more than 20 yogurt flavours, and more are in the pipeline to keep their customers coming back for more. Some of their fruit toppings are unique to them. Their shops are found in the Village Market, the Junction Shopping Centre and Galleria Mall.

Planet Yogurt, Various locations, Nairobi +254 721 469832

3. SNO Cream

SNO Cream is the oldest ice cream spot in Kenya. It opened its doors in the 1970s and has managed to keep it retro-style to date. It is located on the upper side of town, making it a somewhat secluded destination. It has also been praised for producing great ice cream that is affordable.

Monrovia St, Nairobi City, Kenya, +254 20 2220013

4. Tiramisu

Bakery, Dessert

Chocolate fudge cake and strawberries
Courtesy of Tiramisu
A meal is not complete without a Tiramisu dessert. Whether you are accustomed to the exquisite Italian taste or not, Tiramisu desserts will deliver a little piece of Italy in your mouth from trifles, tarts and macaroons to a host of creative cakes. The shops are conveniently located in plush suburbias. All this greatness can be savoured at any of their shops in ABC Place, Garden City, The Village Market and The Hub, Karen.

Creamy Inn

This is the only widespread ice cream shop in Nairobi – you can find it around every corner. They have a variety of sweet temptations: ice cream served in cones or cups, sundaes, milkshakes, cakes and freshly made pastries. There is never a dull moment for a sweet tooth at Creamy Inn.

Creamy Inn, Various locations, Nairobi

5. Suite 101 at Tribe

Indulgence is an understatement when describing the experience at Suite 101. First, it is located inside Tribe Hotel – the ambiance alone is enchanting enough. The smooth sweet taste of homemade Italian ice creams, gourmet chocolate or any of the custom and novelty cakes, melting in your mouth crowns it. For a richer taste, try any of their freshly baked pastries.

Limuru Rd, Nairobi, Kenya, +254 20 720 0000

Sweet treats | Courtesy of Suite 101

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