by Rebecca Holland
At the top of a hill in Jabal Al Weibdeh in Amman, just off of Paris Square, you’ll find a small, airy cafe. Cafe Rumi serves espresso drinks, Turkish coffee, all kinds of tea, and delicious cakes and breakfast to a mix of upscale hipster Jordanians and expats.
Weibdeh is a district of tasteful stone villas and pine trees. It’s peaceful and quiet, and even though Cafe Rumi sits on a busy street, it’s peaceful and quiet too. Sun streams across the patio and into the shop, which is decorated with pretty tiles and hanging teapots.
Internet is free, but limited to 250MB. Cafe Rumi’s employees want to encourage human interaction, they say, and not an environment of individuals staring at screens. Still, many people come here to work, myself included, and you can ask for a second password when you reach your limit. Of course, it’s even better to meet a friend for tea, or settle in with a good book.
For great coffee in a picturesque spot, make sure to visit Cafe Rumi on your next trip to Amman.
Kulliyat Al Shareaa St, Jabal Al Weibdeh, Amman
+962 6 464 4131