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Java coffee house

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argwings kodhek road, Nairobi, Kenya
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
best QSR coffee shop

This is the starbucks of Kenya with shops everywhere serving coffee and hot drinks snacks and food in some outlets, a must visit when you are in Kenya

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Beirut, Lebanon
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86 reviews 86 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

This is the starbucks of Kenya with shops everywhere serving coffee and hot drinks snacks and food in some outlets, a must visit when you are in Kenya

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Nanyuki, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

i love java since it is conducive for solo eating.and they are situated in all the major shopping malls in Nairobi.Junction ,Galleria ,Adams arcade ,valley arcade,yaya center and upper hill. Very busy though over lunch hours because of all the business lunch meetings.And their menu is all rounded,since it is a coffee house as well as restaurant.Plenty of all assorted... More 

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Kisumu, Kenya
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Java Coffee House opened a new branch in Kisumu city at the West End Mall.Great ambiance and service and I end up there a lot. This week I ordered a cheeseburger for lunch. They messed up my order and gave me guacamole. After a 20 minute wait they gave both me and the lady sitting next to me frozen steaks... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was good, refreshing drinks, the service was on point. Had a great time with friends. Keep it up

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Nairobi, Kenya
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Java = GREAT STEAK! From their menu, all different types of steak is good. But don't go for anything else, because thats where they mess up! The ambiance is great, customer service is even better. I always make my way there for their steak, regardless of which branch I go to, the same is taste is preserved.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Java has the best coffee available and prompt service levels. We usually end up going 3-4 times a week. Food is fairly priced and its definitely value for money. They have a couple of coffee shops located strategically all over nairobi Menus have a wide selection of Breakfast, Lunch and Pastries etc. Chocolate Fudge cake and cappuccino are our favourites!... More 

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Victoria Falls
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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
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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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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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