Brioche Restaurant: A Delightful Taste Of Rwanda and Belgium in Nairobi…

So I have this friend called David who is currently out of town. One of the things I promised him was that I would write about new restaurants in Nairobi that might tickle his fancy, and when he gets back we can go check them out..

As I was weighing the options, Nikos calls me up and makes me promise to join him at Brioche Restaurant in Karen on Saturday. How can anyone ever say no to Nikos!

Saturday comes along and we hop into his car for the road trip to Karen.. 🙂 We drive into The Watermark Business Park which I had driven past on several occasions but had never stepped in before. We park the car, step out and in no time we are standing in front of Brioche..

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We walk in through the door and encounter a warm and welcoming space..

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The restaurant also has an outdoor section..

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Eunice our host makes us feel at home at Brioche. We do not hesitate and order our lunch as soon as we sit down. In no time, we have our food in front of us which included the following…

Tomato Splendid!

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Smoked Chicken & Mushroom Quiche

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Waterzooi of Kuku

I had the pleasure of enjoying this as my main course. It is a fusion of Belgian and Kenyan chicken. Loved it!

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Brioche bake their own bread and have a great dessert selection. Therefore it would have been a crime for us not to have some..

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I cannot wait to have my lemon pie again!

Brioche is the brainchild of Jean-Philippe Kayobotsi who happens to be half Rwandan and half Belgian. The first branch opened at the Kigali Business Center (KBC) in Kacyiru in 2013. The Karen restaurant is the fourth Brioche in East Africa. The company has grown its workforce to over 100 employees in Rwanda and Kenya.

Jean-Philippe Kayobotsi (Picture from CNN)

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Do stop by the next time you are in Karen and let me know what you think! 🙂

Brioche Karen Facebook Page

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3 thoughts on “Brioche Restaurant: A Delightful Taste Of Rwanda and Belgium in Nairobi…

  1. LOL .. I agree with the “road trip” comment .. it does always feel like that when going to Karen !

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