java (1)Over the weekend, there was an uproar on social media circles over the racism lawyer Donald Kipkorir was subjected to at Artcaffe, Lavington Mall. According to the filthy rich lawyer, the restaurant waiters looked down on black customers while treating whites as ‘mini gods’.

Well, another popular Kenyan joint, Java House has been accused of the same. Through the Buyer Beware – Kenya Facebook page, a customer narrated her experience at the coffee house’s branch in Kisumu.

This was her post;


Racism was not the only issue with Java. Someone narrated about the poor service and everyone seemed to agree.


Here are some more reactions

Cathryn Musyoka Carrol My son almost died cos of severe food poisoning from Java TRM!

Mesikato Naserian  Java kimathi street is terrible. Had a very bad experience there too asked for hot chocolate nkaletewa sijui herbal tea ama ni concoction gani iko na honey. Nililetewa my true order after my friends had finished their coffees. Uuuiii

Mideva Wanjala need i mention the cockroaches roaming the Mama Ngina branch, from the sitting area to the cakes’ cabinet! And yes – diarrhoea!!!

Shikuh Njuguna There’s a problem then. Had a nasty experience at Java TRM, checks in at 8:35 pm, the waiter takes a whole 15 minutes, drops the menu n disappears, after, 9:20 pm no order taken n afterwards, we’re informed the kitchen is closed, the oil is cold. Was really terrible, had to close over to Chicken Inn

Sue Maringa-Tumaini Java Galleria I check in with my 4 year old and my 6 week old. One is unwell one has just been jabbed so it’s all tears. Getting the menu has me walking to the cashier after sitting for 5 min. We ask for fries and they take a whole 20 min. Did the waiter really expect a tip? Then he brings change in coins so we use that to pay parking. Thank God Galitos has reopened for those emergencies

Samora Siltu Java Greenspan mall is worse…from huge roaches loitering on the table,they serve you cold food n their lemonade is over diluted

Tina le Twig That Kimathi street one hata kama you pay me what I can’t eat there!! What I went through I will never wish upon anyone.Ended up sick for 8 months.