MEA Business Awards 2023

MEA | Business Awards 2023 37 Situated in the heart of Mombasa, Kenya, Crave is an ambient café and restaurant that offers a vast selection of wonderful dishes, ranging from tempting desserts to hearty pizzas to exotic seafood options like lobster, prawns, and fish. Whether you’re on vacation in the city or simply live nearby, this incredible venue is a mustvisit, not only to taste the delicious food but also to experience the pleasant and beautiful interior design. Located on the southeastern coast of Kenya, Mombasa is a lively city, rife with world-class resorts, sandy beaches, and nearby national parks, making it a hotspot for tourists seeking a picturesque and exciting coastal retreat. Furthermore, with Arab, Indian, and colonial European heritage, the city is a great destination for sightseeing. Visitors can wander the narrow lanes and cobblestone streets of Mombasa’s historic Old Town, before stepping back in time at the 16th century Fort Jesus, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Once a major port on the spice route, Mombasa has been at the heart of Kenya’s cultural cuisine since the 14th century. Therefore, it is no surprise that the city boasts a thriving hospitality scene, featuring everything from fine dining establishments to casual restaurants to humble coffee houses. With Indian, Omani, Portuguese, and British influence, the destination presents a vast array of gastronomy for visitors to explore and experience. A shining star of Mombasa’s culinary offerings is Crave, a highly rated diner located within the City Mall shopping centre. With stylishly decorated interiors and a comfortable outdoor seating area that overlooks the famous Nature Trail Forest, the establishment provides guests with the perfect slice of luxury. The venue’s atmosphere is nothing but serene, making it a great place for a romantic date or somewhere to relax after a tiresome day at work. Crave’s regular menu and exciting daily specials are bound to leave every guest satisfied, whether they are visiting for lunch or dinner. Its dishes are as aesthetically pleasing as they are delicious, presented with the utmost care and attention to detail. Whilst its menu is vast, featuring both sweet and savoury options, Crave has become known for its impressive desserts. Anyone who chooses to indulge in one of the café’s sweet donuts, cakes, waffles, pancakes, or milkshakes is bound to be tempted to come back for more. To understand the extent of Crave’s excellence, one must simply take a look at the café’s impressive TripAdvisor page. With over 50 reviews, the establishment has garnered an outstanding 4.5-star rating. For example, a satisfied guest shares, “One of the best eating out experiences I have had in Mombasa. The food was really good, and the staff were calm and confident which made me feel relaxed and able to enjoy my lunch even more. The facility was kept spotless by the staff. I will definitely be returning.” Similarly, another pleased customer comments, “The service at Crave is second to none. The staff’s professionalism, friendliness, and attention to customer satisfaction truly sets this restaurant apart. Whether you’re a regular or a first-time visitor, you’ll be treated like a valued guest. Dining at Crave is not just a meal; it’s a delightful experience.” Moreover, yet another enthusiastic reviewer states, “The food was absolutely delicious. The staff were friendly, and the service was impeccable. So much attention to detail and no corners cut in this restaurant. Everything we ordered was delicious, especially the drinks and their famous mini pancakes! If you’re looking for good food and good service, this is the place to go!” In light of the bountiful praise it has received, it is no surprise that Crave has been awarded the title of Restaurant of the Year, Mombasa, in the MEA Business Awards 2024. Recently, the brand has celebrated the launch of its second location near Fort Jesus, which marks the start of its successful expansion. Considering its success thus far, there is no doubt that Crave looks towards a bright future, and we wish it the best of luck in the years to come. Contact: Muhammad Ali Company: Crave Web Address: Restaurant of the Year - Mombasa