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“Lively place for a cuppa”

Nairobi Java House Downtown
Ranked #57 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lively place for a cuppa”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Lively place for a great cup of coffee along with some good options of side dishes.Friendly staff and great ambience. But be ready to wait for your order during the peak hours as the place tends to become quite crowded

Visited August 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
1,089 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 868 helpful votes
“Still excellent but very busy”
Reviewed July 19, 2012

The Javahouse franchise in Nairobi is very good. Providing a slightly higher class than a Starbucks style café, they have a decent menu of tasty snacks and meals on top of great coffee.
The Downtown store, which I had visited on a previous trip, was still excellent. Friendly, helpful staff and a nice atmosphere made for a nice couple of meals. Prices were good and the meals were great value for money. I did notice that the store was much more busy than my previous visits - perhaps the secret is out! I love the Javahouse stores in Nairobi and recommend them highly.

  • Visited July 2012
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nairobi
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“gigiri jave - a let down!”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

good location, same standard meals as all javas.

But the service is seriously wanting!!!!

cold coffee, long waiting periods to receive your order and even longer when you want to pay!!

Can they just get their act together and provide promot and efficient service?

  • Visited July 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“nice but a little crowded”
Reviewed June 30, 2012

The best thing is that it is right opposite the IMax theatre... so an ideal place to grab a bite right before that amazing movie begins!

Visited June 2012
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great coffee' and good breakfast and light lunches”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

I love the coffee served here. It seems to be commonly thought by people that coffee culture is American or European, but here in the heart of Africa it is Alice's and well. The coffee here is much better than Stabucks or Costa, and I in fact believe that this chain would do well anywhere in the world.

Visited July 2011
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