Despite often being overlooked by visitors to the region, Jordan’s buzzing capital city has a lot to offer. At once cosmopolitan and traditional, vibrant and serene, Amman is a city that has something for everyone’s tastes. Its thriving café culture is just one testament to the city’s diverse appeal. Here are some of the best coffee shops in town.
In the heart of Rainbow Street is the light, airy, and simply furnished Turtle Green Tea Bar. Clearly marketed to an international crowd (the menu is in English), the café makes no false promises, with live turtles in an aquarium and more importantly, a fine selection of teas. Turtle Green has a strong claim for the best iced tea in Jordan, which makes the perfect antidote to Amman’s summer heat. It also has a cosy feel in the winter months, with its wooden furnishings and fireplace. It is very popular with students.