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Whispers Coffeeshop

Kenyatta Rd, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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“cakes” (9 reviews)
“juice” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Kenyatta Rd, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Absolutely love this place - the staff are so friendly and lovely, the coffee is great and the cakes... Nom Nom Nom. The perfect place to chill out during your time in Lamu Old Town.

Thank Harriet D
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Best coffee, creative juices, smoothies and milkshakes and wonderful staff and owner. A green oasis in Lamu "new" town, perfect for a refreshment stop after a morning sightseeing or soaking up the town vibe. With a fan, you also have the option to sit inside...More

Thank TravelandKids2010
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The staff is super friendly and helpful, amazing drinks, from the tea, coffee to juices...the pastries great...very clean too and next door is a gallery that takes you on a journey across Africa...

Thank twofifty
Reviewed 26 July 2017

I came by Whispers a bit by accident and was pulled in because it looked like something that is very rare in Lamu: a place catering to tourists :) And sometimes that is a great thing. Whispers has coffee and juices, great cakes and sandwiches....More

Thank midnight_in_belgium
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We came upon Whispers on a rainy day in Lamu. We could see the lovely outdoor garden seating area but stayed inside. Good cutoff coffee and 2 delicious bowls of pumpkin soup gave us just the respite we needed from the weather.

Thank jumellekambana
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

After walking the hot and busy streets of Lamu town Whispers is an excellent stop - I had the iced coffee which was amazing and friends had various juices and smoothies. They have a generator so even if the town is experiencing one of the...More

Thank Jean V
Reviewed 30 October 2016

In the mainstreet of Lamu Town, on a corner is Whispers. A clean, Well furnished, establisment run accordeons to Western standards. Good coffee, the best masala chai I have tasted in a long time and nice pastries. The restaurant menu is not extensive but caters...More

Thank Peter M
Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the quiet garden and great food and drink. Best coffee in lamu! Do don't want to pass this by!

Thank L C
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Very overrated by the guide books, I would avoid very poor choice. Maybe great for locals. Avoid the watery drinks I suspect we picked some tropical nasty up...

Thank McGreevyTeam
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is adorable and has a great variety of coffees, fresh juices, snacks, and desserts. There is a lovely shop attached that is worth stopping into for beautiful jewelry, wall art, or souvenirs. I always stop in for a cappuccino when I am running...More

Thank KellsAbroad
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kenyatta Rd, town centre, Lamu Island, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Lamu Island
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