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Tin Roof Cafe

Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
+254 706 348215
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“juice” (14 reviews)
“salad” (45 reviews)
Open Now
07:30 - 17:50All hours
Cafe, International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
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11 - 20 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Ordered pizza and those were the best pizza toppings I've ever seen and I've eaten in many places. Sadly I didn't call ahead last time but they lit up amazing red candles that set the mood right. The salad dressing was incredible and the bits...More

1  Thank Edward N
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. The pepper steak and the chicken breast were a bit too tough for our liking. The salads, however, were amazing. Fresh and they had a variety! Hallo health freaks😂

2  Thank Kenyantravellor
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

We were supposed to be there fir breakfast at 11, but we got into the country late and overslept. Our table reservation was still held there when we showed up close to two hours late. Wonderful atmosphere, friendly staff, a delightful lunch all around.

1  Thank SIGuy130
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you are around Nairobi check out this restaurant Tin Roof Cafe at The Souk in Karen. Lovely place to eat and chill. The only restaurant I know with a library. Eat as you read. Good service. It is quiet with a good environment. Loved...More

1  Thank Boniface M
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Went there out of necessity rather than for purpose. Shopped in Suk and were knocked down by smell of fried meet. That made us stay on... And we did not regret. Small (is it really? We saw reasonable size extension next door), cozy, bistro-style cafe...More

1  Thank Gandibober
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

I've been to the two branches of Tin Roof in Nairobi. At The Souk a really cosy cafe surrounded by trees. I had a vegan burger with salad. Loved it. Staff is very friendly. The branch at the Langata Link Shops offers the same menu,...More

Thank Renata V
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The Healthy Salad Bar is a charming selection of five or six different mixed salads that are all quite tasty, and they have freshly squeezed passionfruit juice. Yum. My kids and friends had very nice sandwiches. There are several handicraft shops attached which offer very...More

Thank schisto
Reviewed 16 July 2017

The nest part of this lunch was the amazing salad buffet. There was such a fresh & unique variety of salads on the :help yourself" bar. The other foods were just okay. I would definitely go back for the salads! It's difficult to find these...More

Thank dgray143
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The Tin Roof Cafe seems a bit out of the way from central Nairobi, but can visited on the way to the Giraffe centre. It is moderately (but not too) expensive. Good (easy and free) parking. You walk through a shop which sells Kenyan wax...More

Thank Ian D
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This review is for the Tin Roof Cafe opposite the Hub Shopping Centre. The waitress was so nice and made it a lovely experience. The food was most acceptable and most dishes included the salad bar. Five large healthy self service salad varieties. (A meal...More

Thank Linda R
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Questions & Answers
Irene B
19 February 2017|
Response from JeromeoS | Property representative |
Hello. Yes, both our cafes have free, fast wifi. Hope to see you soon.
17 January 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
17 January 2017|
Response from JeromeoS | Property representative |
Yes. The cafe in Karen has a garden shaded trees and a verandah (with a tin roof) in front of the kitchen. Check out our instagram feed @tinroof.cafes for pics of both. The cafe in Langata is in a courtyard - so all of the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 17:50
07:30 - 17:50
07:30 - 17:50
07:30 - 17:50
07:30 - 17:50
07:30 - 17:50
07:30 - 17:50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dagoretti Road | Opposite The Hub Karen. Approx 200m from Karen Roundabout., Nairobi 00502, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi
  • Phone Number: +254 706 348215
Quiet, quirky day-time cafe perfect for light, healthy lunches with great salads and fresh, exotic smoothies, juices and excellent coffee hand-roasted in Nairobi.
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