I finally went on the second leg of my Afternoon Tea tour of Nairobi. Yay! I’d intended it to be a monthly affair but then life takes over so here I am, late, but worth the wait. Because I found treasure at Nook Cafe. The tiny little cafe hidden in a little nook in Hurlingham 🙂 My foodie friend Lucy of A Foodie’s Collective introduced me to Nook’s online pages and I had to try them. Especially as it was English Week and scones and tea were on the menu. *Spoiler Alert* I LOVED IT!
The owner/chef Nicole is such a doll! She cooks just about everything and is so warm and friendly to her customers, it felt like I’d known her for years. I was really excited to try out her scones and clotted cream (that she makes herself!). When my order came, there was a little debate going on at the next table about what goes on the scone first: cream or jam . . . but I went cream only for the first half. I just needed it after the long wait 🙂 That’s how I roll 🙂 I did have the (also homemade) raspberry preserve. And the blue tea I saw on the menu . . . which was really BLUE TEA! Like Blue blue! Made from brewing some flowers found in the Netherlands. This stole the show for me.
Everything was authentic and delicious. From the silky, rich clotted cream to the tangy, fresh jam. The blue tea didn’t really have a distinctive taste but the colour was everything. I didn’t order any sandwiches or cakes . . . this was solely a scone and cream affair for me. And it was worth the exclusivity. I especially loved that they had the English bone china tea cups and saucers and silver kettles. The way it was intended. Beautiful! And so affordable: KShs. 200 (USD 2.00) per scone and the same goes for a pot of tea.
Nook Cafe, you’re such a special gem. I loved everything and I’ll be sure to come through for the ever changing menus every once in a while. Hoping to find Vietnamese week soon. Be sure to check hem out when you can and be prepared to smile the whole time.