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Tin Roof Cafe

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French, Cafe, International, Bistro, Healthy
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Dagoretti Road | Opposite the Old Rusty Nail. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502 Karen, Kenya
+254 706 348215
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8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Quiet, quirky day-time cafe perfect for light, healthy lunches with great...
Quiet, quirky day-time cafe perfect for light, healthy lunches with great salads and fresh, exotic smoothies and juices.
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
In Sweden we call this a smultronställe

Great atmosphere, great food, very nice garden and playground! Strongly recommend a visit whenever in Nairobi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great atmosphere, great food, very nice garden and playground! Strongly recommend a visit whenever in Nairobi.

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Sydney, Australia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

With the sun shining in Nairobi, nothing could be more enjoyable than sitting in the garden of the Tin Roof Cafe. The food is delicious, I can recommend the burger and the salads are the best in Africa. The owner and the staff are delightful, make sure you take time to visit when you're next in Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

It's a great little cafe with delicious coffee and unlikely to be the sort of place that would get crowded and loud. Fantastic for solo reading, working or a conversation with a friend. I strongly recommend it for those who prefer quiet spaces to crowded ones (like the other Nairobi coffee shop chains).

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

A bit shabby-chic, Tin roof is the latest addition to Karen's remarkable eating scene. Dishes are prepared with love, and the whole place gives one a cosy feeling. Like being invited to a friend's house for brunch. They have an array of options - from standard eggs, to crepes to Ottolenghi style salads. Definitely the best breakfast/brunch in Nairobi.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

great staff . green ambience. there is not much choice for a vegetarian though and hence a low rating

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This must be the best lunch spot in Nairobi. The salad was highly praised by my wife who is connoisseur salad lover and my seared chicken breast in a pepper sauce was delicious! The atmosphere is very peaceful and was far too easy to relax there and not want to leave.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This is a tiny little cafe in a small building (The Souk) with some great shops (Linda Camm for beaded goods and Sally Dudmesh for great jewellery). Very good coffee and a nice little salad buffet was our lunch. Nice, friendly service and very reasonable. Lovely quiet, shady atmosphere.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Cute and charming. We only went for a cup of tea/coffee. Tables a little close but sweet atmosphere. However the food needs a little improvement.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The Tin Roof Cafe could almost be in Primrose Hill, London or Greenwich Village in NY. But it's not, it's in Nairobi. As if that's not good enough for a visit, it does a great salad bar and you can mix that with a sandwich or a crepe for under 1,000 shillings. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed and on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I very cool place for a light healthy lunch. Attentive staff, while busy during lunches, there always seems to be a table and the means are out of the kitchen quickly. I welcome change to the other more main line restaurants in the area.

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Additional Information about Tin Roof Cafe

Address: Dagoretti Road | Opposite the Old Rusty Nail. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502 Karen, Kenya
Phone Number: +254 706 348215
Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Cuisine: French, Cafe, International, Bistro, Healthy

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dagoretti Road | Opposite the Old Rusty Nail. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502 Karen, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 706 348215

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe, International, Bistro, Healthy

Description

Quiet, quirky day-time cafe perfect for light, healthy lunches with great salads and fresh, exotic smoothies and juices.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?