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Tin Roof Cafe

Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 706 348215
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“salads” (27 reviews)
“sandwich” (9 reviews)
Open Now
7:30 am - 5:50 pmAll hours
Cafe, International, European, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 153 reviews

Reviewed March 31, 2017

We decided to try out the Tin Roof Cafe at Langata Link for lunch today. We were a group of 6. Our drinks order wasn't taken until 10 minutes after we sat down. When we finally ordered our food, it took about 25 minutes to...More

Thank KSJ M
JeromeoS, Owner at Tin Roof Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Dear KSJ M, Thank you for visiting our Langata cafe, and thank you for taking the time to let us know what we can do better. You were absolutely right to point out that the cafe was really busy when you visited and the lone...More

Reviewed March 16, 2017

I really wanted a nice healthy lunch and so came here based on the reviews. Was so happy I did! The cafe is in a nice, picturesque setting and is a very relaxing place to have lunch. I ordered the Ottolenghi salad (being a huge...More

1  Thank HDD88
Reviewed March 5, 2017

The staff seemed quite disorganised in ordering and running around - we didnt know if we were to be seated and our order will taken or if we should order up at the counter (they brought us no menus).. This was after they told us...More

Thank Metika C
JeromeoS, Owner at Tin Roof Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2017

Dear Metika, Thank you so much for visiting the Tin Roof. We are sorry food was too spicy and the service didn't live up to your expectations. It sounds like there was a problem communicating with our waiters. From your note, it sounds like you...More

Reviewed February 17, 2017 via mobile

It is exactly that! The scent of fresh herbs will follow you once you get in and it has a tin-retro theme with some floral decor. The open spaces under the trees are lovely and there is some indoor space too with books! Yes, books!...More

3  Thank Nelly K
Reviewed February 7, 2017

Loved the atmosphere and the presentation of the menu (Menu items and Specials of the day displayed on Blackboards). The Main courses come with a complimentary serving of Salads. Both my main course and the Salad offfering were amazing. Will definitely go back.

2  Thank David S
Reviewed February 3, 2017

The ambience is amazing, shabby chic, nice salads and simple but tasty food. I like to go there for espresso that is not bad at all. And after coffe have a look at the small nice shops!

2  Thank Amy100975
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Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

Spent an afternoon with family. The food is fresh and simple. Excellent salad bar. Friendly service. The garden has the feel of a farmhouse. You very easily forget you are right opposite The Hub. The Cafe has 3 resident dogs and some very friendly chickens...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 23, 2016

The cafe is situated in the Middle of a gift mall with high quality gifts shops in the midst. There is a small Childrens play area, with lots of extras such a tea sets etc ... Really nice for the kids. The food is of...More

2  Thank Linda R
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Reviewed December 22, 2016 via mobile

We originally passed by for brunch but discovered that the tin roof cafe is situated in a location that houses shops that sell unique items, all handmade - ranging from the art gallery to the jewellery, clothes and gift shops. It's a lovely place to...More

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

This was a nice, quiet, out of the way cafe, which does a great job of serving healthy, tasty food. Admittedly, the food isn't always the best (I seriously thought I'd accidentally ordered off the kids menu when I first saw the size of my...More

4  Thank Liam_Ragan
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Questions & Answers
Irene B
February 19, 2017|
Response from JeromeoS | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, both our cafes have free, fast wifi. Hope to see you soon.
January 17, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
January 17, 2017|
Response from JeromeoS | Property representative |
Yes. The cafe in Karen has a garden shaded trees and a verandah (with a tin roof) in front of the kitchen. Check out our instagram feed @tinroof.cafes for pics of both. The cafe in Langata is in a courtyard - so all of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
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
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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