With over 50 outlets across Nairobi, The Artcaffé Group has now opened its second fully-fledged food market at Raphta Square, Raphta Road Westlands.
The location showcases 8000 sq ft of the Group’s gourmet food store, The Artcaffé Market, making this its signature store. Inspired by the love of good food and social experiences, the Artcaffé Market is an essential destination for Nairobi residents and food enthusiasts alike. The shop offers a curated selection of artisanal food products responsibly and reliably sourced. Whether for daily essentials or home entertaining, the Market is designed as a one-stop-shop.
Artcaffé Market, Rhapta Square opens in time for the festive season. The outlet will showcase a selection of pre-prepared meals making celebrations at home effortless, easy, and enjoyable. In addition, a specialty butchery, pantry, fresh produce section along with homeware and fresh flowers will complete the retail experience.
To enhance the experience, The Artcaffé Market Rhapta Square also features a Cellar of unique wines and spirits offering a delectable range from the well-priced to the finest, sourced from around the world.
The Artcaffé Market, Rhapta Square is the second gourmet food store for the Group. The first opened in 2021 in Kileleshwa with an extremely successful online market delivery platform, www.artcaffemarket.co.ke launched in 2020.
Sagi Vaknin, CEO of the Artcaffé Group commented “As a Group, we believe in shaping local dining culture. As consumers, we have become much more cosmopolitan, and are increasingly in search of sophisticated experiences that we can recreate at home – experiences like those as cherished in our Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery restaurants. We recognize that a physical outlet offers customers the opportunity for interaction and discovery, and a place filled with joy and value. It is with this ethos that our signature 8000sq ft store has been created”.
Raphta Square also features a full-service Artcaffé restaurant and rooftop bar.
Artcaffé opened its first restaurant in 2008. The Group also operates a sophisticated central bakery, kitchen, and logistics center that prepares and distributes artisanal baked goods, food, and drink shipments to its restaurants daily. The central kitchen is key to the company’s business model, enabling consistent delivery of fresh and high-quality products.
The group’s family of 1,300 dedicated and passionate staff is expected to grow at a rate of around 40 new hires per new store opening. The management team all of whom have been with the company for more than 8 years, started as waiters, cooks, and cleaners, and today are holding key management positions ranging from logistics, store managers, regional operation managers, and more.
Future growth plans for The Artcaffé Market include prime new locations on Kiambu Road and Gigiri.
This month has also seen the opening of the largest Artcaffé Coffee & Bakery on the first floor of Britam Tower, Upper Hill, and two new outlets on at Shell Petrol Stations on the Northern and Eastern Bypass.