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“Enjoy your Coffee” 4 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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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
India
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54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Enjoy your Coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

A nice meeting place for good coffee and food, avoid rush hours, ideal for a relaxed breakfast or brunch on a Sunday morning, a good choice of cuisine,nice informal ambiance for young and old.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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2 Thank JerryIndia
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    Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Czech first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great coffee but very crowded”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

It is undeniably the best coffee shop in Nairobi. Their coffee is the best.However, the place is too small and crowded for one to enjoy their coffee.
The lunch period of between 12pm and 1pm are the busiest.
Best time to visit is before 12 or around 3pm before evening.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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1 Thank Beatrice J
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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place, but very busy!”
4 of 5 stars 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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Thank FurqA
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Coffee House in Kenya”
5 of 5 stars 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
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 5 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank Jill B
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Hampshire
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Decent Coffee”
4 of 5 stars 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
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Service
    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank TravelGirlTravels
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