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“Best coffee in town” 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 #42 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
New Tampa area
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best coffee in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is a great place for your morning latte and a salad or sandwich at lunch. Service is fast, seating both inside and out is nice. There is also one in the airport, but be prepared for both of them to be quite busy. At the airport is a line, in town they seem to move really fast. We also purchased a nice mug and tee shirt as souvenirs of Nairobi.

Visited July 2012
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English first
Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Fabulouse House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

You take a tea or coffee and you don't want to live.

A place with wonderful setting and hospitality.THINK FOR a place to take somebody out this is the place.

Visited January 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Decent coffee and OK food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Was looking forward to visiting Java again after eight years away from Nairobi. This used to be a sunday brunch favourite. It's still good but not as good as I remember, Ordered the pancakes and you couldn't have served a smaller portion of syrup making the pancakes rather dry.

Visited January 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Good Food but place is stuffy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

The food and coffees are excellent. The place is however so stuffy and hot. I think the ventilation is poor. the management may have to look into these. Friday evenings is really full. You have to shout and fan yourself to survive.
I recommend a quite coffee or light meal during the mid morning before the place becomes a beehive of activity.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New York, NY
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
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“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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