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“Far from the madding crowd” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Tin Roof Cafe

Tin Roof Cafe
Dagoretti Road | Opposite the Old Rusty Nail. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502 Karen, Kenya
+254 706 348215
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Ranked #17 of 384 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Cafe, International, Healthy
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Quiet, quirky day-time cafe perfect for light, healthy lunches with great salads and fresh, exotic smoothies, juices and excellent coffee hand-roasted in Nairobi.
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Far from the madding crowd”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

A delightful cafe, with charming attentive staff, serving freshly cooked food with tasty salads and original fruit drinks. Everything served attractively even down to the coffees.

Eggs cooked to perfection at breakfast. Quiches my favourite for lunch.

On my next visit to Karen, or nearby, this is where I'll head.

Also wonderful boutique shops to browse through and buy from.

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank Leaf F
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Nairobi, Kenya
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“A Fine Place for a Light Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I enjoyed eating here in the garden.The mushroom quiche,crepe,and salad were all excellent, Everything was very fresh. the service was prompt and friendly.However,I have to agree that the menu was quite limited. The prices were reasonable,but not cheap. I was delighted to see all the road construction going on in Langata.

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank africanman_840
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Nairobi, Kenya
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Oasis of Tranquility”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

If you are looking for a little relaxation and some good food tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Kenyan life, this is the place to go. Need to check up on those Emails over a coffee or a tasty lunch, pop in and use the free Internet connection even when there is a power cut!

The Tin Roof Cafe has been transformed and you can wander into the little shops in The Souk while you are there to pick up that small gift you forgot.

I really did enjoy this place.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars
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7 Thank BZPersonal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Very small menu but good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This small cafe with outdoor seating is charming and the food is good - it feels healthy and homemade. Would definitely recommend it for lunch although the options really are very limited.

  • Visited February 2014
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5 Thank anuka9
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Nairobi, Kenya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great find”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

There're a tonne of places for lunch in Karen but this is head-and-shoulders the best. Really fresh ingredients, great menu (recommend mushroom quiche) including super salads, surprising juices (avocado and pineapple, anyone?!). There's a lovely feel of being on the terrace of a friend's house, just a friend who happens to be the best chef of anyone you know.

I gather there's super wifi, but I didn't try it. Instead plans for a quick sandwich with a friend turned into two hours of lazy chat and a proper lunch. Highly recommended - in fact, I'd say even if you're not in Karen, make a detour to go for lunch here. Super stuff, thanks to all.

  • Visited January 2014
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9 Thank MikePflanz
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