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“too squeezed - need beauty touch!” 3 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 #34 of 343 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Zurich, Switzerland
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25 restaurant reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“too squeezed - need beauty touch!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Somehow this has become pretty old! perhaps the fact that wifi is free thre are many Patrons that go there for free wifi and drink their coffee and so most furniture Shows tare and wear.... also the seats are too Close and honestly the class of Java is not there anymore...

Visited September 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Java Downtown”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Getting sitting space is a big problem , but they have same quality of service with other Java's I avoid the place after midday to avoid the lunch hour rush . The place should also be avoided after 4pm , otherwise early morning you get a good experience

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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“Java House Downtown - nothing to write home about”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This might be a great coffee&chat&hanging out with friends place, but my impression was that it was just too small and very crowded (we were there for a meal around 4PM on Thursday) and not really cosy place. Staff was very nice (standard for Java places), but eating there just did not feel right. Toilet is too small and flush in the ladies' room did not work. No wi fi available. Standard Java menu (very good, no complaints about food quality), I guess standard offer when it comes to coffee and pastry (we did not try this). No sitting outside, no windows, no nice view (just the main busy street). There are much better Java places in Nairobi.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dublin, Ireland
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“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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“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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