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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 318 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
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A delightful cafe, with charming attentive staff, serving freshly cooked food with tasty salads and original fruit drinks. Everything served attractively even down to the coffees. Eggs cooked to perfection at breakfast. Quiches my favourite for lunch. On my next visit to Karen, or nearby, this is where I'll head. Also wonderful boutique shops to browse through and buy from.

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Chicago, Illinois
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86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I enjoyed eating here in the garden.The mushroom quiche,crepe,and salad were all excellent, Everything was very fresh. the service was prompt and friendly.However,I have to agree that the menu was quite limited. The prices were reasonable,but not cheap. I was delighted to see all the road construction going on in Langata.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are looking for a little relaxation and some good food tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kenyan life, this is the place to go. Need to check up on those Emails over a coffee or a tasty lunch, pop in and use the free Internet connection even when there is a power cut! The Tin Roof... More

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kigali
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133 reviews 133 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This small cafe with outdoor seating is charming and the food is good - it feels healthy and homemade. Would definitely recommend it for lunch although the options really are very limited.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 reviews 7 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

There're a tonne of places for lunch in Karen but this is head-and-shoulders the best. Really fresh ingredients, great menu (recommend mushroom quiche) including super salads, surprising juices (avocado and pineapple, anyone?!). There's a lovely feel of being on the terrace of a friend's house, just a friend who happens to be the best chef of anyone you know. I... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Oscar Wilde once wrote: “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.” Oscar Wilde would have liked the Tin Roof Café. It’s not just the amazing array of healthy high quality food available, or the delicious choice of beverages from French press coffee to a chilled Pinot Grigio – no, what set’s this place apart from... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Beautiful cafe, delicious food, friendly staff. I could have stayed all day playing board games, working on the fast wifi, or just eating everything on the menu. Last time I went I was in rush and the wonderful Carol cooked up a yummy steak sandwich with a selection from the excellent salad bar. Next time I'm in Kenya, Tin Roof... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great Fresh food Outstanding service Perfect location in Karen, (the same place has a beauty salon, a book shop, a jewelry and fashion shop, a home decoration shop and the beautiful beaded collars your dog should wear! ) Probably the hypest and coolest place to have breakfast, lunch or tea. No wonder its always full!

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Go for a quick bite the service is excellent Go for a long lunch the food is outstanding Spend the whole day you couldn't be in a more friendly and relaxed environment.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews 5 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

With a fresh, unique salad bar daily, delicious juices, healthy sandwiches and the best atmosphere in town you really cannot go wrong with a lunch stop at the Tin Roof Cafe...Where have you been all my life! The yummiest place in town!

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