Great food worth every penny
Cj’s restaurant, short for Cafe Java has become an absolute fave among the various eat-out spots for Nairobi residents. My friends and I decided to try out their Koinange Street branch as a well deserved treat after a long and tiresome exam period. Unfortunately when we got there, the staff at yhe entrance informed us that the tables were full and the empty ones had been reserved but he told led us to a bench at the entrance and requested us to wait. After about 10 mins, we were ushered in and showed to our table. The place is really clean and the dining area is well arranged and spaced out. I loved their seats which unlike the usual uncomfortable chairs I’m used to in other restaurants, theirs are padded and very comfortable. The waiter quickly came up to us greeted as warmly and asked us if we were ready to order our drinks as we contemplated on what to order from their extensive menu. I ordered a pinacolada which is by far the best I’ve ever tasted, would highly recommend. My two other friends ordered milkshakes instead. Their coladas are just Ksh 480 and definitely worth every penny. Their gourmet milkshakes on the other hand are Ksh 450 each and despite the difference in flavours, all are priced the same. After our orders were taken we were left to enjoy the drinks as we waited. The food didn’t take too long and I must say i was impressed by their efficiency. Their southwestern quesadillas going for only 1190 witu a side of fries are quite something! Definitely a must try. My friends had their pizza and grilled tilapia which were equally good. My favorite part about dining at CJ’s is that their portions are really good and worth every coin. We each had our chocolate fudge slices packed as take away since we were so full. The cake was soooo delicious I actually ended up ordering a whole cake from them for my sister’s birthday last year. Cj’s have always had a CJ’s big fan offer whereby they choose one person to have one free breakfast on a day of their choice among anyone who’s tagged them on a picture eating at any one of their branches. I haven’t become a lucky winner yet but nevertheless, everyone DOES deserve a CJ’s experience.