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Nairobi Java House Downtown

mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 313564
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Ranked #44 of 321 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Stuttgart, Germany
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

certainly this is not java standard.was here in december 2013 over christmas holidays with a friend. half way enjoying our chicken pies sprang a cockroach under the table. the waiters seemed to care less about the commotion.everything looks nice,the setting,the food, but think twice before u go here. will never set foot here!!!!!

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews 66 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This is one of a chain of Java Houses in Nairobi. They offer excellent service in a casual, modern atmosphere. You will enjoy any of their many meal choices from soup and sandwiches to entrees.

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Harrisburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

It has excellent food, and It has a nice atmosphere. It is close to the hotel where I stay, so it is convenient.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Have always been able to go to Java and know what to order and you cant go wrong!! But this branch is way too busy for my liking and the traffic is always coming in. Java - Yes but lets find another branch!!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Somehow this has become pretty old! perhaps the fact that wifi is free thre are many Patrons that go there for free wifi and drink their coffee and so most furniture Shows tare and wear.... also the seats are too Close and honestly the class of Java is not there anymore...

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Getting sitting space is a big problem , but they have same quality of service with other Java's I avoid the place after midday to avoid the lunch hour rush . The place should also be avoided after 4pm , otherwise early morning you get a good experience

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Nairobi, Kenya
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96 reviews 96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This might be a great coffee&chat&hanging out with friends place, but my impression was that it was just too small and very crowded (we were there for a meal around 4PM on Thursday) and not really cosy place. Staff was very nice (standard for Java places), but eating there just did not feel right. Toilet is too small and flush... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This cafe has been going a long time and is as popular as ever with good reason. Nice ambience, excellent coffee, sinful cakes and a tempting light food menu always fresh. A very mixed crowd frequents the place. Kenyan businessmen, students , expats, the laptop crowd. Reasonably priced, consistent quality assures it will be around for a while yet.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

usually crowded. service is terrible. noisy. the food ok but i simply don't like the everything else about java generally.

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nairobi
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17 reviews 17 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

1st time I had a bad salad n thought maybe it was a one time thing. yesterday my hubby n I bad salad, the tomatoes were rotten or something. they had black spots on them and tasted awful!!! the salad dressing OMG!!!!! pathetic. we returned the salad without a second bite. java gigiri please improve

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