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“Standards Starting To Slip” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Java House

Java House
Argwings Kodhek Road | Arwings Kodhek and Ring Rd Kilimani, Nairobi, Kenya
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Ranked #10 of 463 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: American, Cafe, European, African
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nairobi
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Standards Starting To Slip”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Went to Java house at ABC centre for lunch yesterday and was disappointed. As always it is very busy, but we had to ask a number of times for our drinks / ice. I had Masala Chips which were cold and the sandwich wasn't great.

Used to go here alot for lunch, but maybe they have become too busy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
      Food
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Thank SlammerKenya
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India
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51 reviews
22 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
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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2 Thank JerryIndia
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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
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Beatrice J
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Toronto, Canada
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6 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
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“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
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jill B
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