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“Perfect Oasis” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Java House

Java House
Ranked #9 of 511 Restaurants in Nairobi
Cuisines: American, African, Cafe, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Christmas Island, Australia
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Perfect Oasis”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

If you are sick & tired of the hustle & bustle, and just want to sit somewhere, have a good cup of coffee and utilize wi-fi, this is a wonderful place to go.

There have been many times we were subject to a rolling blackout for days & the only way to charge the phones were to go to a Java House & plug in while having a drink or a surprisingly wide selection of food.

They are easy& safe meeting places. I recommend the hot ginger & lemon w/honey.

* Hint- if there are no available plugs, it is common to share a table with people you don't know. Just ask & you will probably be invited to sit on the other side of the booth.
* Hint #2- It's well-known that people are there for the wireless. Leave good tips and the servers don't mind at all when you stay for an hour or two. And be sure to have a good firewall- people actively try to hack!

Visited July 2012
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  • English first
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world
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good coffee”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

Nice environment and excellent coffee, to me the best in Kenya, pastry and service are also good.
You can now get the same in Mombasa, also good, do not miss it.

Visited September 2012
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Nairobi, Kenya
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013 via mobile

I had a doctor's appointment on a saturday in the same building housing Java Upper Hill Medical and as I waited for my friend decided to have some brunch! The service was not up to par as it took the intervention of the duty manager/supervisor to get service but the omelette/home fries & toast were yummy when I was finally served! I find the taste of their tea keeping changing though, not the best I've tasted! They have wonderful minty pineade juice great in this hot weather.

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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 31Judd
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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best Cafe Food in Kenya”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013

A broad and tasty menu, if a little expensive. Service is generally very good too. Lots of outlets across Nairobi, they all seem to be the same high standard.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Dan H
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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 bubbles 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
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