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“Great place, but very busy!”
Review of Java House

Java House
Ranked #8 of 564 Restaurants in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Toronto, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Great place, but very busy!”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had to wait some time before we could be seated but this is the kind of place that would make most Westerners feel 'at home'. It's a cross between Starbucks and a Western restaurant (prices reflect this as well). Because of this nature, it gets a lot of traffic from well-to-do Kenyans and foreigners alike so expect to wait if you come on an evening.

The food is above average and can be a nice break if you're looking for something that you're used to. The highlight? They have REAL ketchup! If you've travelled within Kenya or parts of Africa, you would immediately appreciate this.

Visited November 2012
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New York City, New York
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
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“Best Coffee House in Kenya”
Reviewed January 15, 2013

There is nothing as good as having that perfect cup of coffee. Java house just did that by serving me the best cup of joe, that I hadn't for a while. It has a very cozy ambiance and it is quite trendy to say the least. I had a great fun with my click of friends and it is a joint that you would love to frequent quite often. The cool thing is that they have shops situated all over the country and you can enjoy the same quality at all of their shops. over all this is a great meeting place.

  • Visited January 2013
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Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“Decent Coffee”
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Java House is part of a chain & you will find them in all the big shopping centres as well as on the street. They open early & close late.
The service can be a little on the slow side but it's worth the wait for the coffee! You will find a lot of the ex-pat community as well as the business people & tourists.
The breakfast combo is good vlaue & beef bacon is a thinly sliced piece of beef with fried or grilled like bacon, hence the name!)
Please be prepared to share your table!
Not badly priced but please check your change before you leave; I was always being short changed....

  • Visited January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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“Java House Nairobi”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

If you find yourself in Nairobi pop into one of the many Java House outlets. My favourite is at ABC Place, i guess as it is the one I frequent most, and the one at Junction is also higly recommended. Good food, good coffee, juices etc. Whether it is a breakfast omelette, lunch or a fuller meal in the evening Jave will likely have something for you and at a reasonable price for the extremely good quality of the food.

At each Jave House I've been too each member of staff has been very helpful, polite, yet never overbearing.

A wonderful place to eat, meet with friends or to hold meetings. A perfect place to chill out.......and it has free wifi!

  • Visited December 2012
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Oakland, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Solid sandwich”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went to Java House with a group of five for lunch yesterday. My chicken pesto sandwich was okay. We ordered a bottle of water for the table but they only brought one glass so I had to ask for more.

  • Visited January 2013
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