About Us

Shamba Café & Shop organically grew into a “farm to table’’ restaurant, farm shop and garden center. The idea of Shamba Café & Shop started in 2016 when Paul and Squeaks Simkin took Michelle Gilardi to the plot. Michelle was looking for a location for her next venture in Kenya. The two-acre plot surrounded by a 500-acre farm at the University of Nairobi/College of Agriculture and Veterinary Science.Michelle reached out to Chris Wahome who came up with the design and Gakuo Ndirangu, a squash friend and structural engineer who made it all happen.

Our Cuisine

Shamba serves global inspired healthy cuisine with weekly specials and pizza from our wood fired pizza oven. It is open from 9 am daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Saturday and Sunday brunch and early dinner Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The wine list is extensive, catering to all tastes, the bar is fully stocked and we have a creative cocktail list . The shop promotes delicacies and products grown, made and produced in Kenya and a selection from the University. Some of the last coffee grown in Nairobi is specially roasted and sold in our shop. The garden centre setup is complete. We currently have a limited selection of herb, plant and tree seedlings, succulents and pots.

2 Reviews for Shamba Cafe

Ken Chege

389 Reviews

My new favorite spot.

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3.8/ 5

This is one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve been to in Nairobi. It is located in Loresho Ridge some 30 minutes from Nairobi CBD and a cab cost about kes 400. I had seen its pictures and reviews on social media so I and my partner chose to have dinner there a while back. First of all, the site of the barn is like nothing I’ve seen before. Hats off to the designers. I immediately noticed all the vendors in that space. I think that is a lovely touch. You can get anything from groceries to calabashes. Plus the space is huge, even a children’s play area. The place was packed by the time we got there( at around 6 pm) but they managed to find us a spot. The food was good but the sunset was even better. I know I’ll have to go back and I can’t wait.

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hazel luvuno

90 Reviews

Hidden gem in Nairobi

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3.8/ 5

Located at Loresho Ridge, Nairobi, this restaurant is quite the site. The environment here is scenic. It has a lovely outdoor atmosphere. We went here with a group of around 6 people. We arrived at around 12 and were lucky to get a table as it got busy after a few. I’d suggest making a reservation. This restaurant is known to source all it’s good from their shamba so everything is super fresh. We got a variety of food from the menu, including a shamba burger which was 1100KES , a meat lovers pizza that was 1200KES, barbeque pulled pork which was 1100KES and some beef fillet that was 1850. Their fries were 300KES. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. You really dont feel time flying when you are here. We ended up staying till sunset and it was so beautiful. The food takes quite some time to prepare so dont go if you are in a rush. This place also has vendors around selling different things, from seedlings to jewelry. Perfect for families, intimate breakfasts or dinner or just a group of friends like us.The space is an excellent location for birthdays and team building. Their food is not halal for muslims so I’d recommend not eating the meat from here. This place is quite the hidden gem in nairobi.

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