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Nairobi Java House Downtown

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mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
+254 20 313564
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Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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220 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

We ate here twice with a group of 29. I have been here many times. The food is always good and the shakes are great. The problem lies in the service on large groups. It does not appear that they are ever able to handle large groups well. will eat here again.

Thank Robby F
JavaHouseTeam, Manager at Nairobi Java House Downtown, responded to this review

Hi Robby, Thank you for providing us with this feedback. Would it be possible for you to send us your contact information should you wish for us to follow this up? More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Never a bad choice! Great service friendly people! Great fast internet and good food...great coffee and they have a soy option as well as decaf for no extra cost!:) i was impressed!

Thank Lorna M
JavaHouseTeam, Manager at Nairobi Java House Downtown, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We're happy you enjoyed our services and hope to see you again soon! More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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3 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2015

It is the famous coffee of Kenya. Here has a nice coffee and good service. There are various of snack and sandwich menu, test is not bad.

Thank wing242424
Orange County, California
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126 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Java Houses can be found around Nairobi and beyond. They have good food, both African and Western. Reasonable prices, good selection.

Thank LakePanorama
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Whiled time,while enjoying our coffee and luscious pancakes. A strategically located coffee house to meet friend, read paper or just people watch. our waiter rests Amy was helpful.Value for money . the Spiced tea is a must loads of ginger with a hint of cinnamon.

Thank Locitana
New Delhi
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32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2015

The place serves great food. I had breakfast here on a number of occasions. The oat meal, eggs, toast, coffee etc. The staff is attentive too. They publicise free wi-fi, but I could never get it working

Thank VikasSingh72
Mogadishu, Somalia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Nice coffee, noisy staff but with excellent services great snacks and fresh juice, will be coming again.

Thank shiraar H
Mombasa, Kenya
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2015

The Downtown Java house is a great place to visit when in Nairobi. It's a great place to meet friends, or to chill and enjoy a lovely cup of coffee. It's a little stuffy inside because of the underground seating area but the Air Conditioner helps. Being in town center, it is quite busy and the staff can get overwhelmed,... More 

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ManagementTeamKe, Manager at Nairobi Java House Downtown, responded to this review

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Nairobi, Kenya
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2015

great place downtown for convenient meetings with clients, lovely and crisp coffee (and other varieties of snacks, food and shakes), very ideal location and like all other JAVA houses, food quality and consistency is well maintained

Thank animesh s
Nairobi, Kenya
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

I have frequented Java for some years now. I don't use coffee but I just love their carrot cake,no other restaurant does it like Java. The mmilkshake too is quite good though the quality has gone down lately. All in all, a nice place with good service

Thank Ezra O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, African, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: mama ngina street, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 20 313564

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?