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Tin Roof Cafe

Café, 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: 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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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Ab Fab!

Just had the most gorgeous brunch at Tin Roof. Amazing food - very much Ottolenghi/ Moro style. Wonderful ambience, friendly and efficient staff and a very charismatic and attentive owner. My fave restaurant in Nairobi, with Talisman a close second.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Just had the most gorgeous brunch at Tin Roof. Amazing food - very much Ottolenghi/ Moro style. Wonderful ambience, friendly and efficient staff and a very charismatic and attentive owner. My fave restaurant in Nairobi, with Talisman a close second.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Blairgowrie, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

place looks a bit shabby but food was very good. We were greeted by a very jolly waitress who found us a table and took our order. You help yourself to the salads which were good. menu small but I felt there was enough choice.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I too was very sceptical when I drove into the compound and it really didn't get any better after walking up the steps to the restaurant. The blackboard menu was unimpressive and the complaints from one of the very few diners not at all conducive to staying. The staff took no interest in us at all so we simply turned... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Was a bit sceptical when we drove into the driveway but was meeting friends so had to go in. As soon as we walked up the path my first perception changed we were greeted by super friendly staff, saw the yummy variety of fresh salads, had a comfy little table in a nook inside and the food was not fancy,... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Fans of Yotam Ottolenghi will love this! Fantastic healthy, fresh food. Menu written up on blackboard. Has a Nottinghill feel about it. Shabby Chic decor. Tucked away in Karen, an unexpected secret garden. A book swap shelf. Free Wi-Fi. The staff are helpful. A couple of shops at the back selling books, clothes and jewellery. Great for Karen locals.

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Malibu, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Tin Roof Cafe was an unexpected surprise and treat. Their food was fresh and so tasty. The salad bar was amongst one of the best assortments of flavors and combinations of veggies, grains and pastas. . Try their pineapple mint juice! The setting was like the secret garden. Shabby chic meets Ivy at the Shore. I went back twice!! Not... More 

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Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I had a plate of soup, which was very tasty and a glass go fruit juice, also delicious. Very nice outdoor setting

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Kampala, Uganda, Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I really love to visit this place, freshly brewed coffee. And amazing variety of sandwiches and salad. Great ambience, food and service.

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Kampala, Uganda, Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 via mobile

I really loved each and every moment spent at the restaurant. Amazing place with best available food options. Fresh ingredients and amazing service.I loved every bit of it.

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New York City, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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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: Café, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?