Artcaffé Group last week opened its 35th outlet, Artcaffé at the Westminster House in the CBD along Kenyatta avenue. This is their second outlet in CBD following the opening of Artcaffé Kimathi Street in early September.
The 250-seater establishment marks yet another opening for the Group for 2019; having also opened at Kitengela Mall, Mombasa Road, Kimathi Street, Valley Arcade along with two kiosks at Standard Chartered Chiromo and Ignite Fitness, Westgate. The Westminster branch also marks the largest outlet for a single Artcaffé location.
Westminster House, a three-floor building with balustrade balconies that now houses the newest Artcaffé branch in the CBD, was first built in 1928. This outlet aims to become a social hub and a co-working space for the hustling and bustling CBD goers. Known for its warm, vibrant and value-for-money dining experience, the chain will offer a full-service casual dining restaurant, bakery, coffee shop and cocktail bar daily from 6:45 am till midnight.
The Westminster branch will also pay tribute to emerging Kenyan artists, serving as a platform to highlight this growing talent pool. The first artist to be featured is George Ongeri, whose works are on display for the month of November.
Artcaffé opened its first café in 2008 and now operates 35 stores throughout Nairobi. The Group also operates a sophisticated central bakery, kitchen, and logistics center that prepares and distributes artisanal baked goods, food, and drink shipments to its restaurants daily. The central kitchen is key to the company’s business model, enabling consistent delivery of fresh and high-quality products.
The Group’s most prominent chain, Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery, is a full-service bakery, coffee shop, bar and modern casual dining restaurant. Other concepts include Urban Gourmet Burger, a gourmet burger and sports bar, OhCha Noodle Bar, serving fast and fresh noodle dishes reflective of authentic South East Asian “street food,” Tapas Ceviche Bar, a vibrant restaurant specializing in Spanish dishes and featuring lively happy hours, and the coffeehouse Dorman’s.