Artcaffé Group, a lifestyle and social hub restaurant, has opened its tenth outlet in Westlands boosting its presence in Kenya.
The Gourmet Food Store is the group’s second fully-fledged food market at Raphta Square, Raphta Road Westlands after its Kileleshwa branch.
It seats on an 8,000 sqft space. The outlet will showcase a selection of pre-prepared meals. In addition, a speciality butchery, pantry, fresh produce section along with homeware and fresh flowers will complete the retail experience. It also features a Cellar of unique wines and spirits offering a delectable range from the well-priced to the finest, sourced from around the world.
The outlet brings ArtCaffé’s branch network in Kenya to 54.
The Artcaffé Market is a series of beautiful gourmet food stores offering a curated selection of artisanal and delicious food products.
“As consumers, we have become much more cosmopolitan, and are increasingly in search of sophisticated experiences that we can recreate at home – experiences like those as cherished in our Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery restaurants,” Sagi Vaknin, CEO of the Artcaffé Group said during the opening of the outlet.
“We recognize that a physical outlet offers customers the opportunity for interaction and discovery, and a place filled with joy and value. It is with this ethos that our signature 8000sq ft store has been created.”
The group says it opened its largest Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery on the first floor of Britam Tower, Upper Hill, and two new outlets at Shell Petrol Stations on the Northern and Eastern Bypass. It plans to open two more similar outlets along Kiambu Road and Gigiri.
Artcaffé opened its first café in 2008 and now manages 28 stores throughout Nairobi.
The Artcaffe Group is owned by US private equity firm Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) who acquired a majority stake in the group in 2018 for Kshs 3.5 billion, an acquisition which also gave it control over Artcaffe’s business that consists of bakeries, coffee houses, and, eatery brands such as Dormans, Tapas Ceviche Bar, Urban Gourmet, and, Oh Cha Noodle Bar.
Other restaurant chains battling for the vibrant Nairobi’s population include Subway, KFC, and Big Square.