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“a crowded version of my best restaurant”

Nairobi Java House Downtown
Ranked #65 of 566 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Breakfast
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Nairobi, Kenya
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a crowded version of my best restaurant”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Have always been able to go to Java and know what to order and you cant go wrong!!

But this branch is way too busy for my liking and the traffic is always coming in.

Java - Yes but lets find another branch!!

  • Visited September 2013
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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
Zurich, Switzerland
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“too squeezed - need beauty touch!”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Somehow this has become pretty old! perhaps the fact that wifi is free thre are many Patrons that go there for free wifi and drink their coffee and so most furniture Shows tare and wear.... also the seats are too Close and honestly the class of Java is not there anymore...

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Sofie13
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Nairobi, Kenya
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Java Downtown”
Reviewed October 16, 2013

Getting sitting space is a big problem , but they have same quality of service with other Java's I avoid the place after midday to avoid the lunch hour rush . The place should also be avoided after 4pm , otherwise early morning you get a good experience

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank RichardMwangi
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Stockholm, Sweden
Level 6 Contributor
538 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“Java House Downtown - nothing to write home about”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

This might be a great coffee&chat&hanging out with friends place, but my impression was that it was just too small and very crowded (we were there for a meal around 4PM on Thursday) and not really cosy place. Staff was very nice (standard for Java places), but eating there just did not feel right. Toilet is too small and flush in the ladies' room did not work. No wi fi available. Standard Java menu (very good, no complaints about food quality), I guess standard offer when it comes to coffee and pastry (we did not try this). No sitting outside, no windows, no nice view (just the main busy street). There are much better Java places in Nairobi.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Lillemusen
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“The place to be in downtown Nairobi.”
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
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Thank Shay O
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