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“Java Nosedive.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Java House

Java House
Ranked #8 of 479 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: American, African, Cafe, European
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nairobi, Kenya
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Java Nosedive.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Having been a frequent customer of the Java since the first cafe opened at Adams Arcade, I can't help but be really disappointed with it now. The service is really poor, in all the branches and it seems to be really trying to cut costs (at the expense of quality) wherever they can (see:the cafes no longer have the serviette dispensers on every table as before). That said, the coffee is still good, though you may have to wait for it for a while.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Sandy, Oregon
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159 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Only place to get American Style coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Starbuckesque bistro coffee house. The baked goods taste of western flour not the heavier and coarser African flour.

Visited February 2012
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Antananarivo, Madagascar
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25 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Tasty Mexican Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Situated in the ground floor of the famous Yaya Center Shopping Mall this restaurant is a most to go, tasty food excellent mango juice and milk shake and try not to miss to try one of the Kenyan coffee and tea they offered. Their staff are more than friendly.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Alain H
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“A very good coffee place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A great place to meet friends and relax. Can also be used as a relatively quiet workspot. Would greatly help if they provided free Wi-Fi

Visited September 2012
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Good food, relaxed atmosphere and slow but friendly service.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

Good choice a food and a very relaxed atmosphere. Had a little wait for food but overall was really happy with the service and price. It is at a shopping centre too so lots of shops to visit. There is also an Irish bar and cocktail lounge on the same site.

    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Mwanahabari
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