Winter Blues: 5 Places to Drink Dawa in Nairobi

Article by Maureen Kasuku
Posted: June 29, 2022  

As temperatures continue to dip in Nairobi, one way to keep warm is to drink a dawa’. Dawa is Swahili for “medicine” and though this famous drink won’t cure your flu, it is sure to offer you some comfort. Here’s where to find a delicious Dawa in Nairobi:



Java’s dawa is iconic! It’s the one thing you see people cradling at this cafe no matter what day it is. The ultimate hot drink comes with a generous serving of honey and lime for 220 bob.

Art Caffe 

You’d think a place offering up an array of hot beverages would know a thing or two about dawa. Well, you’d be right. This drink comes to you with a small complimentary cookie for Ksh 260 and is also available to take away.

News Cafe 

News Cafe is best known for its cocktails but the dawa is equally good and is the ultimate treat this cold season for 260 bob.

Cafe Deli

Cafe Deli really offers value for money with the generous ‘double dawa’ that goes for Ksh 300.


This upscale restaurant serves four varieties of dawa: the classic dawa, mint dawa, holy basil dawa and cinnamon garlic dawa for 300 bob.


*Featured image: CJ’s


About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life


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