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Tin Roof Cafe

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Cafe, Bistro, Continental, 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: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Brunch, 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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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
Continued excellence!

Tin Roof Cafe is now firmly in my places to eat diary! It continues to deliver the most fantastic, imaginative and fresh food. The salad bar is amazing. Cool background music creating a chilled vibe. Friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble! Had a haircut in the neighbouring beauty... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
Louise C
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Tin Roof Cafe is now firmly in my places to eat diary! It continues to deliver the most fantastic, imaginative and fresh food. The salad bar is amazing. Cool background music creating a chilled vibe. Friendly staff, nothing is too much trouble! Had a haircut in the neighbouring beauty salon...Caroline from Tin Roof walked over with a Soya cappuccino for... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The food is simple and tasty, in an unpretentious and relaxed sort of way. The outdoor seating makes for a nice atmosphere to have a quiet brunch. And with The Souk right there for after-meal craft shopping and one of the best book shops in the Nairobi area, it is worth the trip.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I can confidently say that this is one of the best meals for the price that I have ever had in Nairobi. It is totally worth the time and effort it takes to get to Karen. The salad bar is to die for! Wow so many great tastes and combinations. Thank you Tin Roof!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Scrumptious, simple, flavourful, healty dishes. The miniscule salad bar is to die for. I stll salivate at the memory of the lentil salad! The manager is also very friendly. Honest food and nice setting.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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86 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I had a good friend recommend the Tin Roof Cafe to me -and I had passed it many times while out at Karen. I wish I lived closer because I would go there much more. Tin Roof Cafe hits on the exact thing that Nairobi needs more of! A cute, home-feeling cafe with eclectic and mostly outdoorsy ambiance. The food... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Delicious lunch, great service with a smile, quiet garden setting - I'd highly recommend The Tin Roof Cafe to anyone in Nairobi looking for somewhere to have a lovely relaxed lunch in the sunshine.

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Overveen, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

We had a very good lunch this week at this cafe. And such a fantastic setting with gorgeous little dukas (shops) to visit for nice souvenirs of excellent quality to take back to Europe.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

From the idyllic setting to the friendly staff to the delicious food, this place is amazing. I had breakfast here three times in three days and left nourished and revived each time. Love this place.

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I love eating on a porch with a black board menu. The staff were kind and patient with my toddler's incessent attempts to join them in the kitchen. The food was lovely, particularly the salads. Overall, a wonderful lunch with good friends and food.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We went to tin roof cafe on a Sunday afternoon and it has a wonderful garden setting. The place is simply put together, nothing fancy about the decor, table or chairs. The menu is small and simple. They have an open salad bar concept that comes with the main dishes and the salads were all creative and tasty - a... More 

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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: Cafe, Bistro, Continental, 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: Cafe, Bistro, Continental, 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?