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Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 706 348215
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7:30 am - 5:50 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:50 pm
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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Lovely atmosphere, especially on an afternoon or a Sunday. Cosy, welcoming and a hidden gem just opposite the HUB in Karen. Do not be deceived by appearance, this is truly a place to visit for a relaxing time with beautiful and unique decor! Well recommended!

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Nairobi, Kenya
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

I love this place. Its just the sweetest , most charming little place ever. One of those places thats great to sit in alone with a book as you savour the best salad bar in town or enjoy your hot chocolate and chicken mayo sandwich. or catch up with friends for a heart to heart. Its not fancy, but it... More 

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Thank Judy K
JeromeoS, Owner at Tin Roof Cafe, responded to this review

Thanks Judy! So glad you liked our little cafe. Hope to see you here again soon. More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

This is a lovely, friendly and relaxing place to spend time enjoying the beautiful fresh food. The salad bar had a lot of choice and each one was tasty. The service was very good.

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Thank Angela B
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2016

The Tin Roof Cafe is a lovely cafe in Karen, Nairobi. Serves fresh, health and tasty in a beautiful surrounding.

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Thank Ibadanboy
Vilamoura, Portugal
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Superb experience in the middle of the forest in Karen district in the sorroundings of Nairobi. Salads, sandwiches, juices in a menu full of surprises!

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Thank Manuel F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited Tin Roof cafe for our first time today. First i have to say good service can be hard to find in Nairobi but the service here is fantastic. Lucy was efficient, patient in explaining anything we were unsure of and has a genuinely friendly demeanor. Hubby loved his burger, cooked just right and I loved... More 

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Thank Flora K
Nairobi, Kenya
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

The address has changed completely and in fact even the Rusty Nail is no more. The Tin Roof Cafe is now in Langata Link Complex, Langata South Road. The food is excellent, service good and its got a nice ambiance. If you are out in Karen or looking for somewhere to meet for a chat, give Tin Roof Cafe a... More 

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Thank Crackers H
JeromeoS, Owner at Tin Roof Cafe, responded to this review

Hi Crackers- thanks for the great review. We opened a second cafe at Langata, which is the one you visited. Really glad you liked it, and hope you come again. The one in Karen's still there too. More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

Another wonderful surprise out on a ride. Had heard of their new branch at Langata Link, I dont know what took me so long to pop in for a visit, nevertheless, a few drops of rain on my just conditioned beautiful thick locks was a reason as good as any to stop for a quick coffee/ snack out on a... More 

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Thank Birdb0y
Nairobi, Kenya
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016

I loved the atmosphere and options at the Tin Roof Cafe. The setting was very clean. Salads were delicious and unique. There are a variety of juices, too, and food was very fresh. Definitely a place I'll return to.

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Thank Sarah I
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

It used to be very good, but now food is unfresh at all and the service is terrible! I will not come any more!

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Thank Jongsup L
JeromeoS, Owner at Tin Roof Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Jongsup - I'm really sorry we didn't live up to your expectations. It's great you know how good we can be. We strive to do that every time. I hope you'll come again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, International, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 706 348215
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?