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Tin Roof Cafe

Dagoretti Road | Opposite the Old Rusty Nail. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502 Karen, Kenya
+(254)706348215
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Ranked #2 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Continental, Healthy, Café, Bistro
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is fabulous. A peaceful respite from the busyness of Nairobi. Great outdoor seating and a simple, delicious menu. Coffee is good, as are the smoothies and fresh juices. The salad bar is unparalleled in Nairobi! A great spot for vegetarians. Cash only so dont forget your shillings.

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

A floral pocket of puffy pillows, tasty plates and delicious drinks, I just adore the Tin Roof Cafe!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We love the Tin Roof café. We lived just behind it, so we know it well. Fabulous salads and smoothies. A good coffee machine would be appreciated. Can't always get a table as this is a small café, but wait and you'll enjoy your lunch! Wifi too!

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Tin Roof Café is a great little place with very reasonable prices and good food! Extensive breakfast menu, very nice staff and a grew salad bar for lunch! Definitely worth a visit!! :)

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The salads were fresh and crunchy. Excellent variety, the quiche just freshly baked and the minty chocolate perfrect for the cold weather. Lovely lunch....

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Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I really like the casual, intimate and tasteful ambiance of this little place - its pretty different for Nairobi (I am not in agreement with the reviewer who said it was typical of casual restaurants in the area). Granted the chairs are not that comfortable - a flat cushion would help, but the overall feel is jolly nice, a bit... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Whether you are 're having breakfast or lunch it's a great small cafe with a difference. Enjoyed several meals here including the baked fish with the ottolenghi salad bar.to round it off was a double chocolate mousse which was just perfect.

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Nairobi, Kenya
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were curious why this restaurant was suddenly ranked #1 in Nairoibi when it is fairly new to the restaurant scene in Karen, just outside of Nairobi proper. We stopped to check it out and found the atmosphere to be cute but noisy due to the location next to a main roadway. The shabby chic decor is sort of sweet... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I came across this restaurant on tripadvisor, looking for a new place to take my children for a Saturday lunch. We have done most restaurants in Nairobi and was hunting for a change. For a change, we got a change. The place is a short distance form our house and we NEVER noticed it all these years we have lived... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

After a few years in Nairobi, I have finally found a place that has good food - great salad bar - , great atmosphere, feels cozy and comfortable, is quiet and has good food. If you are looking for the little "around-the-corner-cafe" this is it. A place to become a regular. El mejor rincón escondido de Nairobi. Después de varios... More

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