The most recently opened Nyama Mama branch at Delta is lovely for several reasons: you don’t have to pay for parking, and it is directly accessible by matatu; the menu is extensive and innovative, trying to offer a local twist on familiar food, such as ugali fries, a matoke burger and a chai mandazi ice-cream sandwich (don’t knock it till you try it!); and the service is prompt and conscientious. This joint is promising to give Urban Eatery right next door an easy run for its money!
But for me, what tops all of the above, is the beautiful décor, that looks like something my future house will aspire to: leso and Ankara covered settees placed next to towering wood bookshelves lit by gorgeous semi-industrial lighting, puffy pillows and old school chairs that complement the little knick knacks strewn across the establishment by a designer who obviously is attuned to bringing back a typical Kenyan childhood – complete with brightly coloured pewter mugs, but thankfully, sans the knitted sofa throws our mothers were so fond of.
Everything, as soon as you walk in and see the old-school telephone at the hostess’ stand, is almost instantly Instagrammable – including the ankara-covered slim folder that your cheque will come in.
Go and check it out if you are looking for a tasty brunch, a late-night snack or a place to hang out and have something cool and inexpensive to drink as you wait for traffic to go by.