The 10 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Amman

Courtesy of Majnoon Qahwa
Courtesy of Majnoon Qahwa
Photo of Ginin Dunia Rifai
17 April 2017

Amman is the most colorful Levantine capital you could ever be lucky to visit. It offers a variety of lifestyles and an unimaginable spectrum of lofty options. Save time and effort in searching for unique places to grab a bite with this list of the best spots we could find for brunch and breakfast.

Majnoon Qahwa

Cafe, Contemporary, Coffee, $$$
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Taj Mall Branch
Taj Mall Branch | Courtesy of Majnoon Qahwa

This cozy “Coffee-maniac” place is just what you will need to kick off a fresh aromatic start to your day. With two exotic locations around Amman, Taj Mall and Abdoun, you will find it easy enough to reach. Majnoon Qahwa is famously known for its fresh and daily brewed coffee, hence serving a variety of coffees made of fresh beans, such as the artistic Italian Mocha, traditional Arabic coffee, and the famous Yemni Qishr. In addition to their extraordinary coffee options, they serve a menu full of delicious choices of sandwiches, Manakeesh, pancakes, waffles, and even more colorful choices of the most mouth-watering bakery items to lighten up your mornings and evenings.If you happened to pass by the place before noon, make sure to try their delicious Eggs Benedict from their breakfast menu, and indulge in the taste of Danish eggs with smoked salmon or roasted spinach for brunch.

Shakespeare and Co.

Restaurant, Contemporary, Mediterranean, 0
Shakespeare and Co. ( Café Restaurant – Chocolates), عمّان
Shakespeare and Co. ( Café Restaurant – Chocolates), عمّان | Courtesy of Shakespeare and Co. Jordan

The international Shakespeare and Co. is one of its kind. Its interior design, adapted from the Victorian Era, is a breathtaking piece of art. On first glimpse, the colorful furnishing, chesterfield sofas, floral wallpaper, and antique snapshot frames decorating the ceiling and walls will positively confirm its Elizabethian style.The place is celebrated for its dynamic location in Amman, which makes a reservation rather essential. On another hand, it has a variety of the most delicious urban dishes. Hot and cold sandwiches, exotic drinks, and uniquely served main dishes that will make you delightfully lost.

Hawana Café and Restaurant

Restaurant, Mediterranean
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Hawana Cafe and Restaurant هوانا كافيه, Amman
Hawana Cafe and Restaurant هوانا كافيه, Amman | Courtsey of Hawana

Located in the tranquil district of dynamic and luxurious Abdoun, Hawana is a very eligible place for early risings or afternoon relaxing. Greens and blues will welcome you upon your entry, with a very contemporary setting and calm vibe.You will be open to several Western and Eastern food options. Start off with a plate of Mezzeh, including all the best oriental deliciousness, following it with your choice of a hot or cold dish.

Oliva Pizza & Pasta

Pizzeria, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
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Oliva Jordan, Amman
Oliva Jordan, Amman | Courtesy of Oliva

Nested in the beautiful Jabal Al Lweibdeh, Oliva is by far one of the most delicious pizzerias in Amman.Its petite space offers little chance of finding an empty seat regarding its fame. So be sure to make an early appearance when wanting to enjoy their pizza and pasta, cooked right on the spot. If there are no tables available, you might as well waste time by taking a stroll in the old-fashioned alleys of Jabal Al Lweibdeh and breathe in Amman’s vintage air.

Milano Restaurant

Restaurant, Italian, European, $$$
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Milano Restaurant, Amman
Milano Restaurant, Amman | Courtesy of Milano Restaurant

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a large variety of courses and alcohol, Milano Restaurant is your destination. It is hidden in an alley away from the noisy and lively Al-Thaqafeh Street, just across from the unseen Grand Millennium Hotel with its luxurious distractions, but not far from the modern area of Shmeisani.Milano Restaurant has a spacious and elegant setting. As unique as its food and drink varieties is its ambient music playing in the background, which will make your stay definitely longer.


Restaurant, Middle Eastern, $$$
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Fatatri فططري, Amman
Fatatri فططري, Amman | Courtesy of Fatatri

Fatatri is a unique spot in both location and cuisine. It is known for its simplified wooden architecture, landing at a very energetic corner at the serene Rainbow Street favored by expats and tourists. Fatatri prepares a square looking pie stuffed with a variety of flavors to choose from, called Fteer. From sour and salty to sweet and juicy pies, you can pick your favorite and watch it come out of the hot oven and rest at your table.Keep your choices open and dare to try exotic flavors that you have never tried before. You also have the option to mix different kinds of stuffings in one pie. Order a chilled lime ice tea, or a hot cup of traditional tea to complement your little piece of paradise.

B Lebanese Pastries

Patisserie, Dessert Shop, Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Dessert, Pastries
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B Lebanese Pastries, Amman
B Lebanese Pastries, Amman | Courtesy of B Lebanese Pastries

Hilariously named after the prepositional letter Bi (بِ), meaning in, and referring to all the wonderful things to be experienced in Amman, this place offers you wonderful things in their delicious menu.

B offers a variety of sandwiches, burgers, fried potatoes, and salad, but it is most known for their famous Lebanese pastries. Truth be told, Arabian pastries don’t necessarily have root in a certain country, yet some Arabian countries have mastered the art of backing them more than others. Lebanese and Syrians have been crowned the top chefs in unlocking the secret recipes to the best pastries in the Arab world.As a tourist visiting Jordan for the first time, you will probably need some guidance choosing from the unusual vocabulary you will encounter in the menu. It is best to start with the most common Lebanese pastries that are famously praised by everyone, such as Spinach-backed triangles, potato dumplings, Akawi cheese rolls, and Kashkaval cheese Mohammara.

Café Hanin

Restaurant, Middle Eastern, Coffee, Vegetarian, $$$
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Cafe Hanin - Taj Mall, Amman
Cafe Hanin - Taj Mall, Amman | Courtesy of Cafe Hanin

Café Hanin has much more to offer than a café lounge and a short menu. Café Hanin’s booklet is designed to come in handy at any time you decide to pop in. Breakfast is unlimited by Oriental choices, lunch spreads a good two pages of Levantine and Western options, dessert is mouthwatering, drinks are mainly alcohol-free, and the seating is reminiscent of the authentic Oriental culture.Café Hanin is your destination for all of Middle Eastern deliciousness under one roof. You will be taken aback by how much you will want to try when taking your first glimpse at the menu.

Pimento Döner Kebab

Restaurant, Turkish, Mediterranean, $$$
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This place is one of the finest, if not the best, Turkish restaurants in Amman. It is mainly best for brunch rather than breakfast, nonetheless, it offers so many choices that it will cover you for the rest of the day.

It is most known for its dynamic location, in a street full of restaurants. It stands out, though, with its delicious menu and significant Turkish and Middle Eastern dishes.

Try their one and only Kumpir; a Turkish delicacy of baked potato split open and stuffed with corn, peppers, ground meat, and more. If in a hurry, grab one of their famous Döner sandwiches, prepared in the old fashioned way and for less than $1.

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Kumpir |Courtesy of Döner Kebab

Döner © Döner Kebab | Facebook

Döner |Courtesy of Döner Kebab

Turtle Green Tea Bar

Cafe, Restaurant, Tea Room, Contemporary, Tea , Vegetarian, Vegan, $$$
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One of the major highlights of Jabal Amman’s Rainbow Street is Turtle Green Tea Bar. It was founded back in 2010, reserving its place as one of the area’s iconic spots to escape to.

© Turtle Green Tea Bar | Facebook

Courtesy of Turtle Green Tea Bar

Starting as a contemporary cabin to enjoy all different kinds of freshly stored herbal tea, it later become one of Amman’s most beloved places to have chats, meet-ups, and meals at.

Turtle Green offers not only a long list of delicious starters and sandwiches, but organic, vegetarian, and vegan choices.

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Courtesy of Turtle Green Tea Bar

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