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“Great coffee but very crowded” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Java coffee house

Java coffee house
argwings kodhek road, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #20 of 318 restaurants in Nairobi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Nairobi, Kenya
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great coffee but very crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

It is undeniably the best coffee shop in Nairobi. Their coffee is the best.However, the place is too small and crowded for one to enjoy their coffee.
The lunch period of between 12pm and 1pm are the busiest.
Best time to visit is before 12 or around 3pm before evening.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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“Great place, but very busy!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had to wait some time before we could be seated but this is the kind of place that would make most Westerners feel 'at home'. It's a cross between Starbucks and a Western restaurant (prices reflect this as well). Because of this nature, it gets a lot of traffic from well-to-do Kenyans and foreigners alike so expect to wait if you come on an evening.

The food is above average and can be a nice break if you're looking for something that you're used to. The highlight? They have REAL ketchup! If you've travelled within Kenya or parts of Africa, you would immediately appreciate this.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Best Coffee House in Kenya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

There is nothing as good as having that perfect cup of coffee. Java house just did that by serving me the best cup of joe, that I hadn't for a while. It has a very cozy ambiance and it is quite trendy to say the least. I had a great fun with my click of friends and it is a joint that you would love to frequent quite often. The cool thing is that they have shops situated all over the country and you can enjoy the same quality at all of their shops. over all this is a great meeting place.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Decent Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Java House is part of a chain & you will find them in all the big shopping centres as well as on the street. They open early & close late.
The service can be a little on the slow side but it's worth the wait for the coffee! You will find a lot of the ex-pat community as well as the business people & tourists.
The breakfast combo is good vlaue & beef bacon is a thinly sliced piece of beef with fried or grilled like bacon, hence the name!)
Please be prepared to share your table!
Not badly priced but please check your change before you leave; I was always being short changed....

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Java House Nairobi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you find yourself in Nairobi pop into one of the many Java House outlets. My favourite is at ABC Place, i guess as it is the one I frequent most, and the one at Junction is also higly recommended. Good food, good coffee, juices etc. Whether it is a breakfast omelette, lunch or a fuller meal in the evening Jave will likely have something for you and at a reasonable price for the extremely good quality of the food.

At each Jave House I've been too each member of staff has been very helpful, polite, yet never overbearing.

A wonderful place to eat, meet with friends or to hold meetings. A perfect place to chill out.......and it has free wifi!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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