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Tin Roof Cafe

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Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 706 348215
7:30 am - 5:50 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 5:50 pm
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Vilamoura, Portugal
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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!

Thank Manuel F
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Flora K
Nairobi, Kenya
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106 reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Birdb0y
Nairobi, Kenya
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97 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Sarah I
1 review
1 of 5 stars 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!

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 

Kochi (Cochin), India
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Nice garden.Ambience is very good.Best place for relaxation.service was good and food is okay for me.Homely atmosphere.Very good.Recommended to all.

Thank pooja p
Nairobi, Kenya
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70 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

This place is a bit tricky to find because of construction going on Dagoretti Rd (widening the road). We stopped and asked a guard in the area and he said it's by the big trees. Once you find it it's like stepping out of all the traffic and hassle and everything slows down and there's a calm serenity feel to... More 

2 Thank Kathy A
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2016

This place became my second office during a recent stay in Nairobi. What a delight to park the laptop on the table (taking use of their cleverly placed power sockets) and spend a few hours working while enjoying the cafe's great food and drinks. I loved the savoury crepes and the red snapper. On the drink front, I was at... More 

1 Thank Toby J
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36 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016 via mobile

Super disappointed by this resto that it is allegedly in the top tenth percentile of restaurants in Nairobi listed here. The "modesty" described in another post, to me was more of a dated feel. The crepes were average and over-priced. There are so many other fantastic places in Nairobi so I was really looking forward to the place due to... More 

Thank Husker-heel
JeromeoS, Owner at Tin Roof Cafe, responded to this review

Dear Husker-heel, Thank you so much for making the effort to visit us, and I am sorry we did not live up to your expectations. You are absolutely right that there are many many fantastic places in Nairobi, and we are honoured to rank among the best, in the opinion of so many of your fellow Trip Advisor Reviewers. Our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Healthy
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
Romantic, Families with children
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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