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“A must go if in Nairobi” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tin Roof Cafe

Tin Roof Cafe
Ranked #27 of 538 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Romantic, Kids
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Quiet, quirky day-time cafe perfect for light, healthy lunches with great salads and fresh, exotic smoothies, juices and excellent coffee hand-roasted in Nairobi.
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A must go if in Nairobi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

Great Fresh food
Outstanding service
Perfect location in Karen, (the same place has a beauty salon, a book shop, a jewelry and fashion shop, a home decoration shop and the beautiful beaded collars your dog should wear! )

Probably the hypest and coolest place to have breakfast, lunch or tea. No wonder its always full!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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11 Thank Bea294207
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“As heartwarming as the sound of African rain falling on a tin roof”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014 via mobile

Go for a quick bite the service is excellent
Go for a long lunch the food is outstanding
Spend the whole day you couldn't be in a more friendly and relaxed environment.

Visited January 2014
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10 Thank Jack M
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Eating Healthy NEVER tasted so good!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

With a fresh, unique salad bar daily, delicious juices, healthy sandwiches and the best atmosphere in town you really cannot go wrong with a lunch stop at the Tin Roof Cafe...Where have you been all my life! The yummiest place in town!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank SCattermole
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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Notting Hill with a Nairobi twist”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

I'd heard lots about this place but living on the other side of town never went… Until recently. If you go for lunch and spend a couple of hours in the lovely garden it's 100% worth the traffic, even if it's reeeeally bad. Heartily recommend… It's Notting Hill with a Nairobi twist.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank JennyR001
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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Food, Great Atmosphere, Great Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

The recently opened Tin Roof Cafe is a great addition to the Karen scene. The menu offers simple, cafe style favourites: breakfast (where else in Nairobi can you get a boiled egg with soldiers?), crepes, sandwiches, a really good ottolenghi salad and a ranges of mains as well as an ever-changing selection of cakes. The thing that makes the Tin Roof Cafe different is that everything is well done AND very reasonably priced. (Not often you get that combo in Nairobi. And a lot of the time you don't get either.) It's got free wifi, it's located within the same compound as the Souk just off Karen roundabout and it offers an ever expanding range of drinks including beer and wine. It's still establishing itself (the staff are very chatty and bubbling with ideas for the place) so you should establish yourself as a regular quickly before it becomes mobbed!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank OurManontheHorn
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