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“Best Croissants in Kenya are found here!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Java House

Java House
Ranked #69 of 475 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: Cafe, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: It is near village market
Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
100 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best Croissants in Kenya are found here!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

The service at Java is quite good and they have the best almond croissants in Kenya. There are a number of options in venue but I prefer Junction and Valley Arcade.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank DennisKeya
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English first
Winchester, Virginia
Level Contributor
48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best ice tea”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

Very good food..American type food. Cold ice tea is not common in Kenya, but Java House had excellent ice tea. Also prices were very reasonable for Nairobi.

Visited April 2013
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1 Thank Doug M
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nairobi
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“the long slow decline continues”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

took my first breakfast at Java the first week they opened in '96 in Adams arcade and continued as a fan for many years... but my how the corporate culture of Java has changed... in those Adam's days, the manager, Ben, would do everything from sweep to wipe off tables to help waiters carry the load during peak times... this Texan knew Java was in trouble the first time I got a burrito with something labeled "ranchero" sauce that was nothing of the sort... haven't been a Java customer for many years, but decided to try the place in Westgate since I frequent that mall now... Admitedly, we were there opening week, but it was chaos... no one seemed to knwo what they were doing... and in a total corporate shift, we asked an assistant manager for another bottle of water and she said, "I'll get your waiter." In the old days, the managers would have done anything... we've tried coffee or breakfast at the cavernously empty Gigiri branch a few times, but the service is so damn slow, even for just a coffee, that i walked in and found my waitress actually leaning on the bar... thankful that a few new places in nairobi have much better food... and better service...

Visited May 2013
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Thank travis a
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Burger...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I had a veggie burger with french fries (chips, as they call it) along with a pineapple juice... it was definitely tasty... I am sure there are many other non veg stuff as well.

Visited April 2013
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Thank Krishnanantha
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level Contributor
90 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

these place has a good ambiance.. service is good. the food is a little better than the other javas.
Ample parking. try the fruit salad with yoghurt honey and nuts... scrumptious

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank S0nki
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