We’ve been meeting mutual friends in Nairobi to try to build up our friend network here. It was really easy to get “adopted” into a group in Dar, but here it seems people are more spread out and do their own thing. It’s also not very common to meet Americans. We had brunch at Le Rustique in Westlands two weekends in a row to meet some new friends. It’s a great courtyard restaurant we sat in the garden area. It has a fun playground for kids, complete with trampoline and rope swing. All the kids just run around barefoot.
Le Rustique is known for its crepes and the spicy sausage crepe is very good. Decent eggs benedict with smoked salmon and nice cappuccinos. It’s been great meeting at places close to our apartment while we don’t have a car since we were able to walk there in 20 minutes. It’s located on General Mathenge Drive, one block behind Westgate mall. These meet ups have been really nice because we’re able to get tips on a lot of things like where to buy x, and recommendations on cars and things like that. It’s tough to find stuff online here (no Yelp here—I should start one) so everything’s by word of mouth.