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Shams El Balad

If you are looking to experience the charm of old downtown Amman with a modern twist, Shams el Balad is a must try! Located just off the famous Rainbow Street, Shams El Balad is a cafe that celebrates all things local. Whether it’s local produce, local specialties, local culture or local crafts, you will be able find it here. They are one of the only farm to table outlets in Amman where you can enjoy local delicacies using the freshest, organic, seasonal ingredients. They also serve a variety of handcrafted tea blends. The cafe is connected to an artisanal store that sell beautiful local products. It has great views of both downtown Amman and the Amman citadel. In the summer be sure to be seated outside to enjoy magical old Amman. Shams el balad has a casual vibe and prices are considered reasonable. We recommend going there for breakfast of dinner. Try their taboon flatbread and the taghmees tray.