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“Great concept, Fantastic Coffee, Average Food & Service”
Review of Java House Yaya

Java House Yaya
Ranked #1 of 30 Coffee & Tea in Nairobi
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 28 May 2009

Java has become a very popular coffee house chain in Kenya, and were at the forefront of introducing coffee houses in Kenya.

The food is very American - huge portions of burgers, sandwiches, tex mex, quiches, etc., served with fries or a salad, as well as breakfast (all day on weekends). Service can be slow at times, and in the early days was based on your race, but this has improved.

Excellent coffee's, tea's, shakes, juices, etc.

It is good value for money.

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Reviewed 1 November 2008

This is a great place that is undeniably popular. It is nearly always packed at all times of day. A few years ago you would only see wazungu there but now it is a popular hang out for local kenyans. At the end of the working day it fills up quickly. The food is average really, nothing amazing, but still tasty and not overly expensive. The great ambience makes up for everything, and good service too.

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Reviewed 30 October 2008

there are 5 java coffee houses in the city of nairobi so not sure which one people have been reviewing but they all have the same menu which has an american & mexican flavour to it amongst continental dishes.

their breakfasts, quiches & burgers are good!
coffees are a superior grade!
prices are reasonable for nairobi.

ambience depends on which one you go to:

town - claustophobic/noisy/warm
yaya- noisy/warm/good food here! no toilet.
junction - large/inside-outside sitting
gigiri - inside/outside/children play area
new one near nairobi hospital - need to go there!

generally service is slow and wanting but the standard of food served is good.

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Reviewed 20 October 2008

Not the best steak I have ever had, but nice atmosphere and clean.

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Reviewed 5 July 2008

Good food and place to hang out

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