The Outback

A while back, I woke up to find a piece of paper under my front door. At first, I thought it was my electricity bill, but then quickly realized that it was a flyer from a snack bar called The Outback. On first impression (understand: from reading its name), I thought The Outback was some sort of American-style steakhouse. As far as first impressions go, that’s not a good one for me. I dislike imported, unadapted, copied concepts (can you tell that I fell strongly about this?:-)). On the front of the flier was a picture of a kangaroo, fork and knife in hand, with a napkin around its neck. Again I thought, a kangaroo in Kenya?

Oh well, still I decided to peruse their flier. I found out that The Outback is located in Kileleshwa, the neighborhood in which I live, and that among other things, they serve breakfast. I am not sure about you, but for me, there’s nothing quite like a good hearty breakfast on a weekend morning after a long night of merry-making. The breakfast menu included the following combos: 2 eggs, toast/sausages, bacon, glass of fresh juice, coffee/tea, fruit slices – KShs. 220; 2 eggs, toast/sausages, beans, glass of fresh juice, coffee/tea – Kshs. 180; and Spanish omelette/ toast & sausage – Kshs. 120. Not only were the breakfast combos interesting, they were also well priced!

The rest of the menu read like a typical snack bar menu with burgers, sandwiches, and the typical snack + fries combos. For the health conscious, I did notice a salad bar section that includes a (large) fruit salad and juices, which I assume are fresh.

To top it off, eating is not the only thing you can do when you visit The Outback. Found in the same complex are a DVD & games rental library as well as a family beauty and salon center. (I guess after having breakfast, you can rent movies to watch the rest of the weekend and have beauty treatments done in preparation for the week ahead.)

I have never been to the Outback myself, but with all that the flyer boasts, I had to let you know in case it might be of interest to you.

If you have been there before, let me know what else there is to know about The Outback beyond what the flyer says. If you haven’t, maybe you should go check it out. When you do, please let me know what you think.

For now, I wish you a great end to your week.


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