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KB Karen Blixen

Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
+254 717 775888
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good35%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (18 reviews)
“bruschetta” (3 reviews)
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Italian, Cafe, Mediterranean, Pizza, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relaxed and a nice place for a monday evening. Nice environment. We had an amazing waiter who were funny and very friendly. The crepe with nutella was so tasty. We will defenetly come back again to this place!

Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming to Malindi frequently over the years and always came here most mornings for a coffee so it was interesting to see how it was getting on, particularly as there is a rival just up the road (Barba’s). It was very busy...More

Thank Andrew F
tiziana b, Proprietario at KB Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your compliments and we apologize for the disturbance of the street vendors. We have given the rules but they do not respect them and every day is a problem for us to enforce these little rules ..... they can be around our...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

For the traveler who is looking for a great pizza done immediately without any fuss this is the best place to stop, located on Lamu road with parking, service good

Thank DonNyadwe
Reviewed 12 January 2018

We didn't eat many meals there (too many flies) but we certainly did enjoy the delicious donuts. Light, fluffy and perfect. Oh and the cappuccinos were pretty good too

Thank Jacqui S
Reviewed 24 December 2017

Not a lot of ambience, didn't have the first two things we ordered, service was meh, food was fine. Did really find amusing as we were leaving that a gaggle of retired Italian ladies swooped in to play a game. Looked like a regular occurrence....More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

During a short visit to Malindi this was a place I was taken several times for a mid morning cup of coffee. Vendors wander round selling DVDs. I expressed a desire for a copy of the film 'About Time' and sure enough it was presented...More

Thank Conquester
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Located inside a small U shaped shopping type mall absent the shops. Indeed the only space rented was a real estate agent and a hair salon. The restaurant area fills the centre of the U and has numerous fans overhead which, once on, seemed to...More

Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

From the service to the food everything was a disaster. Most of the staff were too busy watching tv to notice us. However kudos to the waiter who did serve us who seemed like he was desperately trying to pull the whole weight of the...More

Thank Johanna O
Reviewed 6 June 2017

i was there for a cup of coffee, is an open place good for friends, family, business, solo anyone can have something better

Thank Maurine A
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We visited the Karen Blixen malindi for a late morning coffee / drink. It is extremely hot and stuffy if you sit inside. we them moved to the outside, where it is difficult to get a waiters attention, and where you have hawkers and beggars...More

Thank Neil R
tiziana b, Proprietario at KB Karen Blixen, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

hi sorry Malindi this time it is very hot everywhere, we can't do nothing for that, our restaurant/bar is in open space, for the waiters we take our action. Thanks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
7:00 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lamu Road | Galana Center, Malindi 80200, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Coast Province  >  Malindi
  • Phone Number: +254 717 775888
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The KB Karen Blixen, in the historic square of the Center Galana in Malindi.Bar, Restaurant open for breakfast, open for lunch and dinner from 11am to 11pm.Typical Italian cuisine, swuaili, pizza.
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