My Shameless Affair with Artcaffe


I hate the fact that am constantly cheating on my one true love . It started out as a strange friendship of sorts, my love Java Coffee house, always seemed to be quite busy and occupied and I thought maybe I should get a new friend just to avoid crowding up Java’s space. So yeah I had my first ever vanilla latte and became a sucker for this smooth textured beverage. So marked the beginning of my affair. Its hard to explain my self Java, so I’ll put it in Neyo’s because of you words  Want to, but I can’t help it, I love the way it feels. It’s got me stuck between my fantasy and what is real. I need it when I want it, I want it when I don’t. Tell myself I’ll stop everyday, knowing’ that I won’t. I got a problem and I don’t know what to do about it,Even if I did, I don’t know if I would quit but I doubt it. I’m taken by the thought of it, and I know this much is true
Artcaffe, you have become my addiction, I’m so strung out on you I can barely move but I like it.

So I guess I got a problem, I love your arabica but I guess I have wandering eyes because lately vanilla has become my drug of choice. I know am probably making stupid excuses and it doesn’t excuse my cheating but I want you to know its not you , its definitely me. I think we should probably seek counseling. Change is inevitable, you don’t have to do what you don’t want to do but for us to be together you need to change. I know 10 years is a long time so we need to spice up our relationship bring something new to the table. I think if you don’t change I’ll have to leave you for artcaffe or Dormans just saying I have options. So dear Java think about this during our couples counselling session.

Buttered Chicken recipe

There’s something about Indian food that tingles my taste buds. Over the past few months I can’t seem to get enough of it . Here is a simple way to make butter chicken with little to no ingredients.

Prep Time 15-30 minutes

Difficulty level : Simple



  1. 1 tbsp Tandoori Masaala
  2. 1 tbsp Garam Masaala
  3. 1 chopped garlic (optional)
  4. 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  5. 2 bay leaves
  6. 1/2 a kg boneless chicken breast diced in small propotions
  7. 1 cup onions
  8. 3 tbsp butter
  9. 1 cup plain natural yogurt (use heavy cream if not available)

Step 1

Into a mixing bowl add tandoori, garam masaala, garlic, cayenne, yogurt, salt and chicken. Ensure you mix them thoroughly and refrigerate for 30 minutes to an hour or two.

Step 2

On your sauce pan add butter and the marrianated mix above. cook for 15-30 min over low heat.

Serve with buttered naan , rice or potatoes .

simple butter chicken served with rice

simple butter chicken served with rice

Tin Roof Cafe Nairobi

Tin Roof Cafe is a haven in the wilderness. Ever wished you had somewhere to chill out outside Nairobi? Fresh green trees to shade you from the sun or simply somewhere where you can buy Art with no judgement, Tin Roof is the best place for you.

Located in the heart of Karen right next to the The hub, Tin Roof Cafe is the out of town experience in the Town that you crave. It is located within The Souk and has this hippie style American feel that ensures your relaxed to the core. Straight from the cushiony soft seats and the beautiful art its a place to swine over .

It has a vast Array of Menus that are cute and at the same time the healthiest I have seen in Nairobi. Truth be told am always a foodie on a mission but this place made me want to chill out , perhaps have a talk light talk with someone. The coffees which my friend explored are downright cute and full of flavor and at the pocket friendly price of ksh 200-250 while there menu ranges from 450 – 1200 . I enjoyed a Chicken avocado sandwich with extra salad on the side. The sandwich portion was okay not ginormous like I would have loved but delicious all at the same time with the crusts cut to my liking. It took approximately 15 minutes for our food to arrive giving me enough time to explore the art and the bookstore next door.

It borders the best cloth and decor store in the country, No exaggerations the place had the best throw pillows and accessories I’ve seen in a long time and if your a book worm like myself , there’s a free book swap that you can participate and a book store next door if your craving something extra.

In general tin roofs gets a full 4 stars from me minus the one because I was not too crazy about the salad bar. But if you want somewhere to chill and relax with a coffee tin roof should be at the top of your list.