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“The place to be in downtown Nairobi.” 5 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 #46 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“The place to be in downtown Nairobi.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This cafe has been going a long time and is as popular as ever with good reason. Nice ambience, excellent coffee, sinful cakes and a tempting light food menu always fresh. A very mixed crowd frequents the place. Kenyan businessmen, students , expats, the laptop crowd. Reasonably priced, consistent quality assures it will be around for a while yet.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“not a fan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

usually crowded. service is terrible. noisy. the food ok but i simply don't like the everything else about java generally.

Visited July 2012
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nairobi
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15 reviews 15 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“worst salad ever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

1st time I had a bad salad n thought maybe it was a one time thing. yesterday my hubby n I bad salad, the tomatoes were rotten or something. they had black spots on them and tasted awful!!! the salad dressing OMG!!!!! pathetic. we returned the salad without a second bite. java gigiri please improve

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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kenya nai
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

well a nice place to have coffee good coffee but there tropical mix shake beats all you should try it it's the best in the entire region though the service lacks professionalism and especially the waiters but that shouldn't discourage for the food is excellent

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Just ok...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I do not know why this place is so popular, maybe cause in Africa there are so few coffee houses. The coffee isn't great. There is no free wireless where as you can get this in other coffee houses. Food is good and selection is great. Staff are slow and not very friendly.

Visited May 2013
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