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“Incredible gem in the outskirts of Nairobi”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tin Roof Cafe

Tin Roof Cafe
Ranked #36 of 542 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, 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.
London
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Incredible gem in the outskirts of Nairobi”
Reviewed January 29, 2014

Oscar Wilde once wrote:
“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.”
Oscar Wilde would have liked the Tin Roof Café.

It’s not just the amazing array of healthy high quality food available, or the delicious choice of beverages from French press coffee to a chilled Pinot Grigio – no, what set’s this place apart from any other restaurant in Nairobi is the feeling you get when you leave it – happy, healthier and able to forgive your own relatives!

The Tin Roof Café is truly unique – from its book swap library to the constantly changing and innovative menu on offer. It may be a small team of staff, but they are utterly dedicated to whatever you may need. Set in the serene suburbs of Karen Tin Roof is a sanctuary among the Nairobi chaos, a place to relax, recharge, bring the kids and enjoy yourself.
I would highly recommend this place. And I’m sure Oscar would as well.

  • Visited January 2014
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11 Thank TomWalsh
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“I'd move to Kenya for a cafe this good...”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Beautiful cafe, delicious food, friendly staff. I could have stayed all day playing board games, working on the fast wifi, or just eating everything on the menu. Last time I went I was in rush and the wonderful Carol cooked up a yummy steak sandwich with a selection from the excellent salad bar. Next time I'm in Kenya, Tin Roof Cafe will be my first stop. If you haven't been you have to go.

  • Visited December 2013
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13 Thank Clem_M123
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“A must go if in Nairobi”
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
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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”
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!!!”
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
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7 Thank SCattermole
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