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Cafe Jafra

Downton, Amman, Jordan
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good46%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“baba ganoush” (2 reviews)
“pizza” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Cafe, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Downton, Amman, Jordan
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2018

We went to Jafra twice in 10 days vist to Amman, and we enjoyed each vist. we did not eat here but rather Shisha, tea, sweets and coffee. It is supposed to be super crowded but we were lucky not to meet alot of people...More

Thank JemoScout
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Once known as the "communist café" in Downtown Amman, Jafra has still preserved a (slight) political touch: They neither serve Coke nor Pepsi, and you can enjoy your Shisha under a photo of Che Guevara. Or you can simply enjoy your tea overlooking the vibrant...More

Thank Detlef G
Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

I often eat here when I'm in Amman. Not the cheapest place but easy going as menu is in English and they have something for every taste.

Thank kaetzelsche
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I stayed 6 days in Amman. This is the place with the best food, normal prices and the stuff is very kind

Thank gdontakis
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Operating for over 2 decades… Jafra is only getting better. The place is in the her of downtown, and the food is worth the money and traditional food was exceptional.. The live singing… made the evening… I went for dinner at around 9pm.. I was...More

Thank ShajuDevassy
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

We visited Jafra twice during our 5 days in Amman. We ordered a Meze to share between us consisting of: stuffed vine leaves, cauliflower in tahini sauce, grilled vegetables, baba ganoush, and tabouleh. All delicious. All reasonably priced. All great vegan options. We also ordered...More

Thank Natasha T
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Ended up here after trying an upscale restaurant on Rainbow street. We were never helped so we left and came to Jafra. Food was wonderful. We had the Jafra chicken pot, mixed grill and cauliflower with tahini. We also enjoyed the Jafra special shisha. There...More

Thank Natasha F
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Jafra has been operating for over 20 years and its is only getting better. The place is in the middle of downtown, and the food is excellent, they have a singer and a painter after 9pm daily. You will definitely have a great service and...More

Thank samer2015
Reviewed 20 December 2017

a nice cafe and restaurant in Amman provide local food with good quality and clean services, very authentic. provide great breakfast every Friday, very good shisha and nice location and view

Thank Samer J
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

You are in the Middle East ... you have to spend some time in the traditional atmosphere ... Jafra Cafe is one of the most popular and distinctive cafes ... sitting in the center of the old city and its popular markets ... and listening...More

Thank Ayham A
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17 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Natasha F | Reviewed this property |
They take credit card. We used our card there.
4 March 2017|
Response from Samer J | Reviewed this property |
yes everyday open for lunch
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downton, Amman, Jordan
  • Location: Middle East  >  Jordan  >  Amman Governorate  >  Amman
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