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“The place to be in downtown Nairobi.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Nairobi Java House Downtown

Nairobi Java House Downtown
Ranked #25 of 477 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Cafe, African, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Dublin, Ireland
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134 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“The place to be in downtown Nairobi.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This cafe has been going a long time and is as popular as ever with good reason. Nice ambience, excellent coffee, sinful cakes and a tempting light food menu always fresh. A very mixed crowd frequents the place. Kenyan businessmen, students , expats, the laptop crowd. Reasonably priced, consistent quality assures it will be around for a while yet.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Shay O
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English first
Level Contributor
13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“not a fan”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

usually crowded. service is terrible. noisy. the food ok but i simply don't like the everything else about java generally.

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank siobhan158
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nairobi
Level Contributor
37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“worst salad ever”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

1st time I had a bad salad n thought maybe it was a one time thing. yesterday my hubby n I bad salad, the tomatoes were rotten or something. they had black spots on them and tasted awful!!! the salad dressing OMG!!!!! pathetic. we returned the salad without a second bite. java gigiri please improve

  • Visited June 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank Tabitha A
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kenya nai
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31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

well a nice place to have coffee good coffee but there tropical mix shake beats all you should try it it's the best in the entire region though the service lacks professionalism and especially the waiters but that shouldn't discourage for the food is excellent

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Otsyula A
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Just ok...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I do not know why this place is so popular, maybe cause in Africa there are so few coffee houses. The coffee isn't great. There is no free wireless where as you can get this in other coffee houses. Food is good and selection is great. Staff are slow and not very friendly.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank KiwiB34
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