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argwings kodhek road, Nairobi, Kenya
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert

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  • 106
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  • 46
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  • 10
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Top Top Coffee Shop Chain in Nairobi

Java has always been the leading coffee shop chain in Nairobi and are housed in major malls around Nairobi.As a connoisseur of the Java coffee brand, I must say their standard is the same across all their units. There has been rival coffee shops opening around the city but Java's trained staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Gee66
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Victoria Falls
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Victoria Falls
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Java has always been the leading coffee shop chain in Nairobi and are housed in major malls around Nairobi.As a connoisseur of the Java coffee brand, I must say their standard is the same across all their units. There has been rival coffee shops opening around the city but Java's trained staff especially with quick service and attention to detail... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

There were only a few Java Houses for years, but this past year they seem to have opened up all over the place. It's the new "go to" place around Nairobi. I've been to at least 4 different ones this week as I am all over Nairobi. I much prefer their coffees to Starbucks and they have good milkshakes too.... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Up until October 2014, this was the palce to be after shopping or just wanting to chill with friends. However the service became slow and unfriendly and when we spoke to the Manager, the response was not what was expected. So we left and went to a rival cafe. Wh have tried it since the date but with similar experiences... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The first Java was started at Adams Arcade and the owner gave my late father some free coffee beans as he was one of the firsts customers. I love the consistence in service and menu and one is never disappointed. There should be a Java in every county in Kenya.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Java coffee house serves some great coffees It's a good joint to grab a few quick bites in between meeting or to have brief coffee table discussions. Service is good and staff is friendly. Recommended place.

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Michigan
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This chain of coffeehouses was started by an American Special Forces guy who liked coffee and nice, calm, comfy places to enjoy it -- and there wasn't anything like that in Nairobi... so he made it, and it took off. He sold the chain to some Indian guys and it's growing and as good as ever. You can find a... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We went you our favorite coffee house only to be disappointment by the lack of etiquette and service discipline on the day in question.. the waiter was blatantly rude as we asked which types of cake are available, she say we can stand and walk to the counter and check we were shocked at the response, despite being loyal fans... More 

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Nairobi
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is my regular lunchtime place - and the best place to take friends and business associates also. With a diverse menu, there is plenty to suit vegetarians also.. The portions are generally very good - unlike the ABC Java - where I thought the portions were measly in relation to Koinange St. Not quite sure why it should be... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I frequent the Java House branch located at TRM on Thika Super Highway. The service is good and the food is fresh. My children and i love their milkshakes. Try one...you will be thoroughly pleased!

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Tegucigalpa, Honduras
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If in Kenya, you have to go to Java at least once and fall in love with its tea( chai) or coffee. Mine was love at first sip, and made myself a regular !!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: argwings kodhek road, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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