A Blog from Amman, Jordan, Online Since 2004.


When I was having a squabble with a friend about the pros and cons of globalization, he asked me how I would feel if any of my much loved little Amman-y cafés went out of business due to the lure of the newly-opened, international Starbucks.


Although I do love their coffee, sheesh, I’d die if I had to go to the much overcrowded and impersonal Starbucks every time I felt like having coffee(which is often, mind you). After all, the beauty of Amman lies in the dormancy, the inimitability, and in Nescafé. It lies in the countless hours parked outside Cups & Kgs, numerous 30 uroosh spent on Nescafé machines, and many an espressos drank in Lavazza.

Lavazza(or Salam Kanaan’s Gallery Duinde)- a lovely little art-gallery-turned-café, tucked away safely in Jabal Amman so no one has ever heard of it(thus its always empty and perfect for talking). I had to share these pictures:

Lovely, right? It’s cosy, artsy, with mismatched couches and cheap coffee. They also usually put very weird music that you can’t help but get bouncy to…




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  1. amy

    Hi dear.. I might be a little late to post a comment here but this is the first time I hear about this place lavazza I came across your blog after googling “things to do in amman”…

    It’s awesome, I would like the directions to get there if you can.. and You’re blog is awesome too I’m reading it and everything is interesting:) way to go..

  2. where is this located

  3. I just want to say thatis wenderful what am reading for all about the gallery cafe ( duinde gallery) ,,,, but a littel comments for the music ,,, do you know that we have over 3050 songs incloding all the newest of bodhabar colliction in the albom of the gallery in the sound sestyme but some times edita got laizy to change it ,,,,,

    all the best
    and I must thank you for visiting the gallery ( my place) the other name of it befor I turnet to puplic -:)

  4. Sounds interesting. Thanks for info .I like You Now! (sounds weird.. should say I follow you Now!.. ) :)

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