“As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
― Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

In a quiet part in the Loresho area lies a quaint little coffee boutique. From the outside, it looks like an ordinary space in a 3 story masonry flat but nothing prepares you for what is inside. It was love at first sight.


ATMOSPHERE.


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I love coffee shops. Whenever I get the chance to visit one, I ensure I seize the opportunity and stay there for as long as I can. Every coffee shop has a certain vibe. Some have a business-y vibe as there are lots of people dressed in suits having business meetings and  well… being business-y. Some are relaxed and can get you to get some work done. However ,Wasp & Sprout gave me a different kind of vibe. I felt as if I was seated in my friend’s house sipping my Cafe Latte in her living room, playing cards and having good conversation.


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Photo By: Naserian Saruni

The decor is ‘Africa meets contemporary life ‘with that pieces representing modern Kenyan life.  It definitely gives a homely feel with couches, easy chairs and rustic wooden pieces. The outside spaces have the homely feel as well. A breather from the coffee shop norm.


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WHAT I LOVED.

Firstly, the Cafe also has books! AH! This place will fast become any book-lovers favourite spot. The books are free to pick up and read whilst you enjoy your cappuccino and return it. The best part is,  you can swap the book you have for another!
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They also sell Kenyan made jewelry, decor, bags and even jams and sauces! Its the perfect gift shop whilst sipping on a mocha. Angela Neale, one of the owners of Wasp & Sprout makes the furniture found in the establishment and you could even order any pieces that you like. She also added that Wasp & Sprout is happy to support any creatives and creative businesses.

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Finally, the coffee. My go to coffee drink is a cafe latte in any coffee shop. The Latte I had at Wasp & Sprout was nearly perfect. I really enjoyed it though it was not the best latte I have ever taken.However, I will definitely be back for their food.
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Photo By: Naserian Saruni

Photo By: Naserian Saruni

Location: Old Loresho Shopping Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Pricing: very reasonable. Pocket friendly

Timing: Mon-Fri: 0800-1700hrs
                 Sat-Sun: 0830-1400hrs

For more details on Wasp & Sprout head over to their website or Facebook Page


I fell in love with Wasp & Sprout and cannot wait to go back. I really hope they open more branches soon. If you are ever in Nairobi; in the Loresho Area, give Wasp & Sprout a visit.
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Have a lovely week. 🙂


Question Time

Have you been to Wasp & Sprout? What’s your opinion of it?
Your favourite coffee spot?
I’d love to know in the comments below.