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“Good mocha” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Java House Downtown

Nairobi Java House Downtown
Ranked #30 of 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, African, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“Good mocha”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

This java house has been around for a while and I still feel fresh walking into it everytime. Whether it's to have my coffee to go or just hangout, strike a business deal etc. Great service and I love the 'dawa' and their salads.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Marvelous coffee and pastry and great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

As you would hope, they serve particularly good coffee -- even if you follow the American habit of drinking your coffee with neither milk nor sugar. The staff is friendly and helpful, but the place can get a little crowded at peak times. Still, this place helped me wake up every morning with both its coffee and friendly staff.

Visited January 2013
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Shanghai Region, China
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321 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Average coffee shop”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The food is decent but mostly fast food quality.
The coffee selection is good. It sells a variety of African coffee and tea but the staff could hardly tell you the distinct characteristics of each. You can buy the beans or the ground ones.

The shop downtown is less inviting than the other Java House shops. It’s dim inside and the opening hours are often inconsistent with what is posted.

Don't go at lunch time.. there wouldn't be seat available. It's very busy.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Nairobi, Kenya
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“I wonder Why am not a member yet!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

Can not go a week without visiting Java, they serve the best cheese burger with fries&salad served with a thousand island sauce that is to die for and don't even get me started on the vanilla milkshake...

Visited January 2013
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nairobi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
“java fanatic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

i am a java fanatic. i think i go to java at least thrice a week. i almost know their menu by heart. the chicken breast mushroom with rice and thousand island dressing is yummy.i am yet to get disappointed with a java meal. from quesadilas to burritos to chicken curry, pastries, coffee, or ice tea flavored with passion, java always makes for a delectable meal.

the waiters are friendly, but java Gigiri needs to add that personal touch. it always takes long for me to get served there.the salads are fantastic as well for those watching weight as well as the icecream.

if you have never been to java, dont let another day pass you by. go ahead and proof my rating judicious!

Visited January 2013
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