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“Best Croissants in Kenya are found here!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Java house

Nairobi Java house
Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #61 of 315 restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Continental
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: It is near village market
Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best Croissants in Kenya are found here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The service at Java is quite good and they have the best almond croissants in Kenya. There are a number of options in venue but I prefer Junction and Valley Arcade.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Best ice tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very good food..American type food. Cold ice tea is not common in Kenya, but Java House had excellent ice tea. Also prices were very reasonable for Nairobi.

Visited April 2013
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nairobi
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“the long slow decline continues”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

took my first breakfast at Java the first week they opened in '96 in Adams arcade and continued as a fan for many years... but my how the corporate culture of Java has changed... in those Adam's days, the manager, Ben, would do everything from sweep to wipe off tables to help waiters carry the load during peak times... this Texan knew Java was in trouble the first time I got a burrito with something labeled "ranchero" sauce that was nothing of the sort... haven't been a Java customer for many years, but decided to try the place in Westgate since I frequent that mall now... Admitedly, we were there opening week, but it was chaos... no one seemed to knwo what they were doing... and in a total corporate shift, we asked an assistant manager for another bottle of water and she said, "I'll get your waiter." In the old days, the managers would have done anything... we've tried coffee or breakfast at the cavernously empty Gigiri branch a few times, but the service is so damn slow, even for just a coffee, that i walked in and found my waitress actually leaning on the bar... thankful that a few new places in nairobi have much better food... and better service...

Visited May 2013
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Hyderabad, India
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good Burger...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had a veggie burger with french fries (chips, as they call it) along with a pineapple juice... it was definitely tasty... I am sure there are many other non veg stuff as well.

Visited April 2013
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Nairobi, Kenya
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

these place has a good ambiance.. service is good. the food is a little better than the other javas.
Ample parking. try the fruit salad with yoghurt honey and nuts... scrumptious

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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