May 25, 2022

5 Best Pet – Dog-Friendly Restaurants Nairobi

Dog friendly restaurants in Nairobi

You want to go out for dinner or lunch and don’t want to leave behind your pet.

I can relate to your agony, and that’s why we looked around for restaurants that do not discriminate against man’s best friend (dog) or any furry friend you would love to tag along.

I hope you will find the article useful as we have compiled a list of the 5 best dog-friendly restaurants in Nairobi.

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The following is the list of Dog-friendly restaurants available in Nairobi

1.Shamba Cafe

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Shamba Cafe restaurant – Image courtesy of Shamba cafe restaurant


Loresho Ridge, before VetLab Sports Club


+254 742 233900

Opening & Closing Hours

Tuesday and Sunday 9 am – 7:30 pm; last kitchen orders by 6:30 pm; bar at 7 pm
Wednesday – Saturday 9 am- 8:30 pm; last kitchen orders by 7:45 pm; bar at 8 pm
Closed on Mondays

Website: Social Media Handles:

About Shamba Cafe Restaurant.

Also known as the farm-to-table restaurant, Shamba cafe has a lot to offer apart from just accommodating your pets. The restaurant sits on a 2-acre piece of land big enough for your four-legged friends to run around.

They pride themselves as a restaurant that offers health-inspired cuisine. You will definitely love their pizza made from a wood-fired pizza oven, and they also have BBQ on weekends.

This place offers a peaceful retreat from the hectic Nairobi traffic and has plenty of fresh air for you and your dog, courtesy of their huge outdoor garden setting. They also have a beautiful indoor setting as well.

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Lastly, Shamba cafe hosts a farmers market every Saturday where you can get hand-made products and locally grown farm produce.

2. Pallet Cafe Lavington

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James Gichuru Road Opposite Lavington Mall


+254 741 851 685

Opening & Closing Hours

Opened every day of the week from  07:30 – 18:30 except on Monday

Website: : Social Media Handles :

About Pallet Cafe Lavington

This is another pet-friendly restaurant. Being a garden cafe restaurant is ideal for pets. Another thing that makes Pallet cafe stand out from the rest is that it has been at the forefront in advancing the employment of the disabled in the food sector.

The restaurant has expanded to offer an art studio, co-working space, and an outdoor yoga center.

3.River Cafe

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Location Telephone Number Opening & Closing Hours Social Media Handles
Inside Karura Forest+254725969891
Mon – Sun
7:30 am – 6:30 pm

About The River Cafe

The fact that the restaurant is located in the expansive Karura forest in Nairobi. The expansive space is good for a dog walk.

That’s not all.

The river cafe is a nice place to enjoy some bird watching and bike riding as well.


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Image courtesy of ạtė Facebook page
Location Contact Opening & Closing Hours Social Media Handles
Kyuna suburb
0700 283283
Closed: Monday and Tuesday
Wed-Sun: 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM

About ạtė Resturant Nairobi

Found in the lush Kyuna suburbs in Nairobi, It has an artistic surrounding that you will defiantly love.

It has been around for almost 10 years and it’s also among the few dog-friendly restaurants in Nairobi.

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5.Embark Restuarant Nairobi

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Image courtesy of Embark restaurants facebook page
Location Telephone Number Opening & Closing Hours Social Media Handles
Nandi Rd, Nairobi
0114 493784
Tuesday – Sunday
12 pm – 9:00 pm

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