Discover the vibrancy and richness of East African Food 

Our menus take you on a culinary adventure around East Africa. Jikoni East Africa offers traditional and inspired dishes from Kenya, Somalia, and Tanzania. We highlight the melting pot of cultures and influences; from the Indian Ocean spice trade to traditional cooking techniques and the spectacular array of exotic ingredients the area offers.

Come and find us at Jikoni East Africa for breakfast, lunch, coffee, and cakes, every Tuesday to Saturday.

East African Food At Home

About Us

Jikoni, meaning ‘kitchen’ in Swahili, is the creation of chefs Iman and James. They’ve been perfecting the menus since they met back in 2017. They’re inspired by Iman’s exploration of the Nairobi food scene as a youth, her mother’s Somalian home cooking, and also draw on James’s love of food and experience in the industry. 

We source our ingredients locally where possible and Jikoni East Africa is a proud supporter of the Kabisa foundation. This fantastic charity supports families and local businesses in Kenya and Tanzania. We’re also working in collaboration with Black South West Network to provide opportunities for young adults from BAME and disadvantaged communities.

Our Location

Jikoni East Africa is a start-up Bristol restaurant and events caterer showcasing the fantastic food culture of East Africa. Our menu has dishes from Kenya, Somalia, Ethiopia and beyond. We offer an exciting array of traditional and contemporary dishes drawing on the region’s diverse cultural heritage. After popping up all over the West Country for 2+ years we are excited to announce our new bricks and mortar venue in St Pauls, Bristol.

We have been blessed with the opportunity to call The Coach House Business Centre our home! Such a great spot with real character, not to mention the other fantastic businesses and people that work there. Come and sit on our sunny patio for lunch, or grab a coffee and cake to takeaway.

Event Catering

Whether you’re organising a dinner party for friends, or a BBQ lunch for the entire office, we’d love to help you feed your guests. We can even bring our street-food gazebo stall to give your event the full festival vibe!