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“The safe option”
Review of Java House

Java House
Ranked #9 of 583 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed November 23, 2012

Africa in general, and Nairobi in particular, can hardly be described as a hotbed of culinary delights. The Java House coffee shop and restaurant chain is reliable and consistent, without being outstanding. The menu is mostly western, with breakfast, salads, burgers, steaks, and even a bit of faux Mexican. Tasty enough, but hardly gourmet fare. As other reviewers have noted, it is consistent -- order a dish in any of the outlets and it will be pretty much the same as elsewhere. Some -- but not all -- offer free wi-fi hot spots, no log-in required. The baristas seem to be well trained, and Java also sells a range of packaged Kenyan coffees and teas. If my review sounds a little lukewarm, don't let it put you off ... it's safe, it's pleasant, and you won't feel hungry when you leave.

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Thank Mark K
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Java have numerous outlets across Nairobi and we've tried a few. The Upper Hill Java (near CBA and Springs) is great and offers a good range of food and drink. Out of peak hours service is always swift and friendly. Their healthy wraps are tasty and the shakes and Arnold Palmer are superb.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

Great food, even better coffee, however sometimes it takes way to long to get served, and draw attention to a waiter.

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Thank Ute120
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

Ordered a child's and bens burger, waited 30 minutes in half empty restaurant and when arrived after the first bite both burgers were raw and uncooked inside despite our earlier warning to the chef as this happened to us before. sent this back waited another 15 min, and was ok. At least we got a new meal?..

Thank Bccdubix
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

hands down...good food as well - get the Ethiopian blend when they have it, if they don't the Kenya AA is awesome. love this place...

Thank infinitemass
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