Eating healthy at the new Arbor Place

The garden at Arbor Place. Many of the materials in the garden restaurant have been recycled. The tables and benches are made from wooden pallets used for handling and storing goods. The coasters are of papier maché (‘chewed paper’) – bits of paper held together with glue or wallpaper paste. Most ingenuous, the tablemats are made from paper cement bags. PHOTO | JOHN FOX

What you need to know:

  • EatOut describes the Arbor Place as an “eco-friendly garden café with an eclectic selection of food, and also a market place, in a tranquil garden setting in the heart of Nairobi”.
  • The breakfasts are rather like the menu at the Artcaffé – Eggs Benedict (poached eggs and ham), Eggs Florentine (poached eggs and spinach) and, of course, the full English breakfast of “eggs to your liking”, bacon, sausages, baked beans, etcetera. There’s a vegetarian option – the same mix as the English but without the meat.
  • Caught up in the spirit of the place, I went the whole rabbit and chose an accompanying salad instead of my usual chips. My taste buds were opened wide – it was certainly the most stimulating chicken sandwich I have ever had.

There are some interesting developments at the bottom end of James Gichuru Road. And by “bottom end” I mean towards the junction with Gitanga Road.


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