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“Lively place for a cuppa” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Nairobi Java House Downtown

Nairobi Java House Downtown
Ranked #36 of 522 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, African, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lively place for a cuppa”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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    Food
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    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
san jose
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

The food is amazing, and the service were very friendly and let me use their mobile to call a taxi. There is wifi and it is cheaper than Savanna. Go there!

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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1,091 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 804 helpful votes
“Still excellent but very busy”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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nairobi
Level Contributor
32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“gigiri jave - a let down!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 4by4
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level Contributor
26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“nice but a little crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles 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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