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“a crowded version of my best restaurant” 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 #46 of 314 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“a crowded version of my best restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Have always been able to go to Java and know what to order and you cant go wrong!!

But this branch is way too busy for my liking and the traffic is always coming in.

Java - Yes but lets find another branch!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“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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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
31 helpful votes 31 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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