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Nairobi Java House Downtown

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mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 313564
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Dining options: Lunch, Coffee & Tea, Breakfast

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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We went here for breakfast one morning before our shuttle to Tanzania. We thought it had decent coffee and breakfast items. We even planned to return during our 2nd day in Nairobi at the end of the trip. The croissants were moist and flaky. We had a croissant sandwich, with fruit, juice, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2012
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Nairobi
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Was looking forward to visiting Java again after eight years away from Nairobi. This used to be a sunday brunch favourite. It's still good but not as good as I remember, Ordered the pancakes and you couldn't have served a smaller portion of syrup making the pancakes rather dry.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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93 reviews 93 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The food and coffees are excellent. The place is however so stuffy and hot. I think the ventilation is poor. the management may have to look into these. Friday evenings is really full. You have to shout and fan yourself to survive. I recommend a quite coffee or light meal during the mid morning before the place becomes a beehive... More 

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New York, NY
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We went here for breakfast one morning before our shuttle to Tanzania. We thought it had decent coffee and breakfast items. We even planned to return during our 2nd day in Nairobi at the end of the trip. The croissants were moist and flaky. We had a croissant sandwich, with fruit, juice, and coffee. Even with the limited options travel... More 

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Nairobi
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73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

One of the easier places to get a decent bite to eat if you are in the city centre. I generally prefer to avoid the city centre...

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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

10 minutes walk from the intercontinental and right opposite a theatre. Quality Joint for cappuccino and house Coffee plus a quick meal if you happen to be in the CBD. More room downstairs in case all seats are taken and being a very popular spot we recommend you do early lunch just like the Chinese probably 12.20 latest. Any time... More 

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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Love their food...wide variety and very tasty. Its great for families or friends on a budget because of the large portions. If you also want a quick meal this is the place... great coffee and amazing croissants!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Lively place for a great cup of coffee along with some good options of side dishes.Friendly staff and great ambience. But be ready to wait for your order during the peak hours as the place tends to become quite crowded

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san jose
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The food is amazing, and the service were very friendly and let me use their mobile to call a taxi. There is wifi and it is cheaper than Savanna. Go there!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Javahouse franchise in Nairobi is very good. Providing a slightly higher class than a Starbucks style café, they have a decent menu of tasty snacks and meals on top of great coffee. The Downtown store, which I had visited on a previous trip, was still excellent. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere made for a nice couple of... More 

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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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