We are often asked where is the best place to do some work or meet outside the office? Students ask us where they can study and grab a bite outside university or home.
So we took a vote - and here are the top 10 cafes people think are ideal to work or host a meeting.
Please note this was done by voting, so do not tell us we forgot a place or missed your favorite location :)
Let us know where your favorite place to do work is by commenting below.
*** This list was origionally posted November 2011, we are updating it as some places closed down or no longer fit the criteria.
Updated: December 2012 **
One of the best places to get work done, friendly staff, smoke-free and and a quiet environment where everyone around you is working or meeting quietly.
Strada has opened up their terrace in the back for the warmer summer days, it is shaded and smoking is permited on the terrace.
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/caffestradaamman
Location: First right on Rainbow Street - 15 Mohammad Rashid Rihda Street.
Second Cup is often filled with students studying, the upstairs gets very smokey and stuffy if its full, but the downstairs small area is quiet and perfect to get some work done or study quietly.
Location: Abdoun/Deir Ghabar Area - Queen Zain Al Sharaf Street. Close to American Embassy.
Turtle Green is the first tea bar in Jordan, the artsy & cosy atmosphere at Turtle Green is surely a place you can enjoy for a cup of coffee, tea or a yummy warm sandwich!
Location: Rainbow Street, Jabal Amman
Bunzy Bunz: CLOSED A cosy café, with a very cheesy menu. Bunzy Bunz has comfortable couches inside & a nice outdoor area with power outlets to plug in your computers and work outdoors on a hot summer day. Sandwiches, desserts, a variety of coffees, teas and juices available.
Bunzy Bunz is a smoking establishment and is sometimes a bit loud.
Location: Abdoun (behind the new Saudi Embassy, next to Bianca)
Photo Credits: Bunzy Bunz Jordan
The Wild Jordan Café has a beautiful view over looking old Amman & the citadel. The center is run by the Royal Society for Conservation of Nature, the Cafe at the center is run and owned by ATICO Fakherldin Group. They offer healthy low fat cuisine & drinks in their outdoor and indoor area.
Location: Off Rainbow Street, Jabal Amman
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/WildJordanCafe
Books @ Café:
Books @ Café now has 2 locations, one in Abdoun & one on Omar Bin Al Khatab Street off Rainbow Street. Both ideal locations to work or have a meeting. The Abdoun branch is fairly new with great food, coffee and comfortable atmosphere, although it could get pretty busy in the morning and during lunch hours.
Location: Abdoun Branch: (next to Titles & Baloon Art in Abdoun)
Jabal Amman Branch: (Omar Bin Al Khatab Street – Off Rainbow Street)
Java U is a Canadian branch that started off in Montreal, as a café for students to do some work and study in between classes, the Amman branches are quite different. It’s more of a hang out and it gets pretty busy in the evening. In the early hours of the day it can be nice and quiet for getting work done, grabbing a bite and coffee.
Oddly enough, Java U serves argeeleh, so if you are bothered by the smell this wouldn’t be the ideal place to go study or work.
Locations: Abdoun (next to Abdoun Mall)
7th circle (Close to the Royal Jordanian Terminal)
Photo Credits: Java U Jordan
This location was recommended by many viewers for its cosy, quiet atmosphere. With 400 locations around the world, they claim they are the fastest growing coffeehouse chain. They have a gourmet bakery with sandwiches, salads and muffins, so if you’re hungry and need to get work done this could be a good choice.
Location: Barakeh Mall (1st Floor)
Photo Credits: Caribou Coffee Jordan
Gloria Jeans is an international coffee chain from Australia with 1000 locations in 30 countries. There are 4 locations in Jordan, their first location was opened on Madina Street in 2007 and caters to the students from schools and universities in the area.
Gloria Jeans is where BeAmman Founders first met and where the website was born!
Locations: Madina Street, Aqaba, University, Barakeh Mall.
Photo Credits: Gloria Jeans Jordan
Bargo’s is a local coffee house that recently opened in Rabieh, replacing Cups & Kilos. It is a place to study,, work read a book, lounge on their couches or meet with friends to play board games. They offer pizzas, manakeesh, salads and a wide variety of cold and hot beverages.
Location: Rabieh, Kabul Street (formerly Cups & Kilos)
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/BargosJordan
Photo Credits: Bargo's
A great restaurant and cafe in the artsy neighbourhood of Jabal Al Luweibdeh!
Location: Jabal Al Luweibdeh - Paris Circle
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/CafeKepi