Seafront Guesthouse has its own on-site cafe, serving the best fresh fruit juices and Swahili style seafood to be found on Lamu Island.
Set right on the seafront, our traditional thatched ‘makuti‘ roof cafe is an amazing place to watch the world go by whilst sampling the delights of Swahili cooking.
Watch boats come and go, unloading their cargoes of people, goods or even goats, watch Lamu life pass by infront of your eyes, donkeys wandering by, veiled women on their way to market, men stopping to socialise, all of this under our cool thatch roof sipping fresh cold fruit juices made from locally grown tropical fruits.
Seafront Cafe is open to the public from breakfast through till around 10pm, but we offer all our guests who stay at the Seafront Guesthouse a complimentary breakfast every morning.
All of our meals are cooked on the spot from fresh local ingredients. Prawns, fish, crab, lobster are bought daily from fishermen, vegetables are bought from the market and all are cooked to order just as you like!
Choose from mango, passion fruit, pineapple, banana, watermelon, orange, papaya, avocado, tamarind, lime for your fresh juice.
For breakfasts, enjoy fruit pancakes, omelettes, fruit salads along with fruit juices, tea and coffee.
For lunch and evening meals, the only limit is your imagination! Swahili cooking is famous for its tasty, spicy (not hot) cooking using spices such as ginger, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, garlic, turmeric, tamarind. Most dishes are cooked with ground coconut or in coconut milk, and the fiery locally grown chillies are served on the side to suit your own tastes!
The island is famous for its artisan fishermen, lobster divers and crab catchers! Seafood is abundant but we also can serve chicken, beef, goat and vegetarian options.
Sit back, relax, enjoy and we’ll do the rest.