We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good food, great atmosphere”
Review of Cafe Jafra

Cafe Jafra
Ranked #36 of 728 Restaurants in Amman
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Restaurant details
Reviewed January 25, 2014

I stopped here a few times for coffee, snacks, and sheesha. Maybe a little more expensive than other places nearby but overall it's still a good value. Food is good and you get large portions. Friendly staff and relaxed atmosphere

Thank mkchicago1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (103)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

71 - 75 of 103 reviews

Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visited this place as a large italian visiting group led here by our guide. We found the place
very interesting, full of local folklore. The decor and the setting was amazing and the whole place full of excitement. Almost everyone opted for Turkish coffee ore Tea with Cinnamnon, coming not cheap at 2,50 Jod, even if quite good. I went for a nice cake, also at 2,50.
We mixed up with locals and in the endit was a very rewarding experience.
Truly recommended.

Thank giorgiom60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed December 20, 2013

We went back to this cafe several times. The food is really good, although probably a bit more expensive than elsewhere (still cheap by UK standards), lots of comfortable sofas, free wifi, welcoming to women (not all the cafes in Amman are and our hotel specifically recommended Jafra for this reason). Everyone here will be smoking a nergileh and it's a good place to just sit back and people watch. It seems to be popular with both locals and tourists and most of the staff speak at least some English.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank wherenext65
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 21, 2013

Jafra is a must for all visitors to Amman for a true feel of Middle East cafe culture. In the evenings it's packed full of families eating traditional Jordanian food, drinking 'shai' (tea) and smoking sheesha, usually with live music playing in the background. The old Arabic songs add to the atmosphere as you can see families singing along to favourites; when I went the singer seemed to be focused on the renowned Algerian-Lebanese singer, Warda Al-Jazairia's songs. Order a range of Mezze (starters/ salads) washed town with a tea with mint. Try to sit on the balcony to get a real feel of the downtown Amman atmosphere. It stays busy into quite late into the night here with street vendors selling everything from souvenirs to fake Ray Bans. Also check out the DVD shop under Jafra for cheap CDs/ DVDs!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1  Thank Jasmine A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

Had great food here tonight. Such a shame the waiter tried to rip me off.
Just check your change and try to remember what you had and what the bill came to;my change arrived short and with no bill to check against.
Nice try!
The baba gangouj is amazing so don't let me put you off but just keep an eye on the bill at the end of your delicious meal!

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Nathan8here
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cafe Jafra also viewed

Amman, Amman Governorate
Amman, Amman Governorate
 
Amman, Amman Governorate
Amman, Amman Governorate
 
Amman, Amman Governorate
Amman, Amman Governorate
 

Been to Cafe Jafra? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing