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“Lively place for a cuppa” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Java House Downtown

Nairobi Java House Downtown
mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 (20) 313564
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Ranked #45 of 322 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Lively place for a cuppa”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Lively place for a great cup of coffee along with some good options of side dishes.Friendly staff and great ambience. But be ready to wait for your order during the peak hours as the place tends to become quite crowded

Visited August 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
san jose
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Loved it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

The food is amazing, and the service were very friendly and let me use their mobile to call a taxi. There is wifi and it is cheaper than Savanna. Go there!

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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284 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
693 helpful votes 693 helpful votes
“Still excellent but very busy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Javahouse franchise in Nairobi is very good. Providing a slightly higher class than a Starbucks style café, they have a decent menu of tasty snacks and meals on top of great coffee.
The Downtown store, which I had visited on a previous trip, was still excellent. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere made for a nice couple of meals. Prices were good and the meals were great value for money. I did notice that the store was much more busy than my previous visits - perhaps the secret is out! I love the Javahouse stores in Nairobi and recommend them highly.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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nairobi
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“gigiri jave - a let down!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

good location, same standard meals as all javas.

But the service is seriously wanting!!!!

cold coffee, long waiting periods to receive your order and even longer when you want to pay!!

Can they just get their act together and provide promot and efficient service?

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“nice but a little crowded”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

The best thing is that it is right opposite the IMax theatre... so an ideal place to grab a bite right before that amazing movie begins!

Visited June 2012
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