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“Fresh food” 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 #40 of 352 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
New York, NY
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Fresh food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

We went here for breakfast one morning before our shuttle to Tanzania. We thought it had decent coffee and breakfast items. We even planned to return during our 2nd day in Nairobi at the end of the trip. The croissants were moist and flaky. We had a croissant sandwich, with fruit, juice, and coffee. Even with the limited options travel guides and sites recommend, I'd say it's still a safe bet to go here for breakfast.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Good food but nothing special”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

One of the easier places to get a decent bite to eat if you are in the city centre. I generally prefer to avoid the city centre...

Visited June 2012
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Mombasa, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Kenya's equivalent of Starbucks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012 via mobile

10 minutes walk from the intercontinental and right opposite a theatre. Quality Joint for cappuccino and house Coffee plus a quick meal if you happen to be in the CBD. More room downstairs in case all seats are taken and being a very popular spot we recommend you do early lunch just like the Chinese probably 12.20 latest. Any time later than that expect to wait a little bit longer. They have other outlets along ngong road at Adams arcade, Uniafric house and next to the Belgium embassy. All great value for money.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kampala, Kampala, Uganda
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great Serviced”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012

Love their food...wide variety and very tasty. Its great for families or friends on a budget because of the large portions. If you also want a quick meal this is the place... great coffee and amazing croissants!

Visited December 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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