Mombasa, the second largest city in Kenya with a population of approximately 1.2 million people, is a prime tourist destination, due to its rich culture and history. The cosmopolitan hub boasts many delightful treats to whet a person’s appetite in the morning, after a fun-filled night of entertainment. We list 10 of the best places where you can enjoy a delicious brunch in and around the city.
Inside a bustling shopping mall lies this small paradise where you can choose from a variety of delicious Italian dishes, including sandwiches, salads, burgers, pasta, pizza, pastries, special main course meals or some good Italian coffee. Cafesserie is the perfect spot for coffee lovers and a good place to have an exquisite brunch. Their appetizing breakfast items also come with coffee and tea, complimentary up to 11:30am. The classy little café, with its modern design, takes pride in having their own in-house coffee roasting machine and in-house bakery to guarantee the most natural, fresh and flavorful ingredients.
Nairobi Java House in Mombasa is an established coffee house with branches throughout Kenya. This family-oriented coffee shop serves not only the finest hand-roasted Kenyan coffee, but also delicious brunch, lunch and dinner. The venue provides both indoor and outdoor dining where you can order from a wide selection of mouth-watering dishes, milk shakes, ice cream and of course, coffee. Stop by for some brunch and order a tasty grilled chicken salad or an almond croissant and a steamy cup of kahawa coffee.
If you are looking for a cool and relaxing environment to enjoy a late breakfast then Yuls is your best bet. Located on the beach, next door to the Bamburi Beach Hotel, Yuls is the perfect choice for not just a delightful breakfast, since they also prepare mouth-watering dinner, lunch and snacks. Order from their wide array of international cuisine to suit every appetite. Their carefully prepared seafood dishes use fresh catch of the day, and their authentic Italian pizzas are baked in an Italian firewood oven. Don’t forget to sample some of their famous home-made Italian ice cream.
A hidden gem that is enjoyed by both locals and visitors alike, Punda Milia Paradise is a budget-friendly restaurant and bar that serves delicious meals made from organic ingredients. Order a scrumptious platter for brunch with flavors that will explode in your mouth. The environment is quiet and relaxing, perfect for a late morning date with that special someone. They also boast a fully stocked bar where you can eat and drink while you watch a game or listen to soothing music. The friendly staff will be happy to comply with any request.
Watch out for: Fully stocked bar, friendly staff and a hotel
If you are looking for the ideal place in Mombasa to have a quick business meeting, while enjoying a delicious late breakfast before going about other affairs, then Blue Room Restaurant is the perfect choice. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and their sort-after ice cream, Blue Room Restaurant offers a wide menu choice from local, American, Indian, Pakistani and vegetarian, to hotdogs, pizza, sandwiches, burgers and seafood. As a company that has been in business since 1952, Blue Room Restaurant speaks volume when it comes to great fast food and super customer service.
If you are looking for an elegantly designed place to enjoy a late breakfast, then Avanti will suit you. Preparing a wide variety of classic dishes, pastries and beverages, this chain of family-style restaurants promises amazing ambiance, superior customer service, beautiful background music and great coffee. For your breakfast or brunch, there are many choices such as hungry man, avanti, continental, muesli and yogurt, and more. Or you could have one of their bites, main courses, sandwiches or pizza with dessert and a refreshing hot or cold beverage. Come back again for lunch or dinner if you get hungry.
Located on the premises of the Bamburi Beach Hotel, Fisherman’s Cave Restaurant is the ideal place for anyone looking for a unique dining experience. The architectural structure of the outside depicts that of an enchanting cave setting with tables set in alcoves of the cave-like walls. Enjoy an appetizing late breakfast with a panoramic view of the white sand beach lapped by the Indian Ocean’s waters. Enjoy a wide selection of seafood, continental, and Asian dishes. You can book your table online.
Misono Japanese Restaurant is suitable for anyone searching for something different from the ordinary brunch menus in Mombasa. The charming environment of the place is only bested by its delicious variety of Japanese delicacies. Seafood lovers and novices will be delighted with the wide array of sushi and tasty seafood to tantalize your taste-buds. Try the sushi boat that comes with different kinds of sushi. There is also chicken, beef, ostrich and calamari for those who are not so fond of seafood.
If you are in the mood for some authentic African cuisine for brunch in a quiet, friendly atmosphere, then Porini Boko Boko Seychelloise Restaurant is your best bet. Come anticipating a memorable cultural experience. Meals are cooked to order, served in clay pots and carried over the head, the traditional African way. A clay bowl of warm lime-water for washing hands before and after meals is one cultural aspect that will create a lasting memory. Enjoy delicious charcoal-grilled meat and fish, seasoned with special Seychelloise sauces and spices on your visit.
Sheba Lounge & Restaurant is the perfect spot if you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere to enjoy a late breakfast or brunch. Take part in a distinctive dining experience at this colorfully decorated restaurant that serves traditional Ethiopian cuisine and coffee. Dine the Ethiopian way by the ritual of breaking ‘injera’ and sharing food from a common plate, signifying the bonds of loyalty and friendship. Experience the joyous ceremony of serving coffee (called ‘bunna’ by Ethiopians) after each meal. The venue also boasts a rooftop lounge and bar area where you can enjoy 100 varieties of cocktails.