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Nairobi Java House Downtown

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mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 313564
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good mocha

This java house has been around for a while and I still feel fresh walking into it everytime. Whether it's to have my coffee to go or just hangout, strike a business deal etc. Great service and I love the 'dawa' and their salads.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

I have now been to Nairobi on maybe 8 occassions. Every time I am blown away by the excellence of the coffee at this establishment. It is always packed and inevitably it is necassary to share a table with someone. This adds to, rather than detracts, from the experience. Service is brisk and efficient whilst still being pleasant. Food is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Want to drink the best coffee in the world, then this is where to go. The aroma of the coffee hits you as you enter the coffee house and that is just half the story because as you take your first sip of your coffee you know that you've found gold. This by the way is me describing just how... More 

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bethlehem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013 via mobile

Great great great great cake and milkshake and the salad too. Love meeting friends and family here very mature patrons.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This java house has been around for a while and I still feel fresh walking into it everytime. Whether it's to have my coffee to go or just hangout, strike a business deal etc. Great service and I love the 'dawa' and their salads.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

As you would hope, they serve particularly good coffee -- even if you follow the American habit of drinking your coffee with neither milk nor sugar. The staff is friendly and helpful, but the place can get a little crowded at peak times. Still, this place helped me wake up every morning with both its coffee and friendly staff.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food is decent but mostly fast food quality. The coffee selection is good. It sells a variety of African coffee and tea but the staff could hardly tell you the distinct characteristics of each. You can buy the beans or the ground ones. The shop downtown is less inviting than the other Java House shops. It’s dim inside and... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Can not go a week without visiting Java, they serve the best cheese burger with fries&salad served with a thousand island sauce that is to die for and don't even get me started on the vanilla milkshake...

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nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

i am a java fanatic. i think i go to java at least thrice a week. i almost know their menu by heart. the chicken breast mushroom with rice and thousand island dressing is yummy.i am yet to get disappointed with a java meal. from quesadilas to burritos to chicken curry, pastries, coffee, or ice tea flavored with passion, java... More 

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New Tampa area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great place for your morning latte and a salad or sandwich at lunch. Service is fast, seating both inside and out is nice. There is also one in the airport, but be prepared for both of them to be quite busy. At the airport is a line, in town they seem to move really fast. We also... More 

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Nairobi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

You take a tea or coffee and you don't want to live. A place with wonderful setting and hospitality.THINK FOR a place to take somebody out this is the place.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 (20) 313564

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: International

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