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The best breakfast in town…

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One of our favorite treats is going to go have lunch at the Bakehouse, a little(or recently, not so little anymore) breakfast house in an offbeat corner in Jabal Amman.

I’m not a huge fan of breakfast, and I’d most definitely never ever consider ordering omlettes, yet I find myself craving the famous Bakehouse omlette ever so often(and I’m actually craving one now). It’s so good that I’m totally willing to advertise it for free!

Aside from their finger-licking-good omlettes, it’s really a quite an endearing place in terms of design- a hideous shade of bright mint green, with a really tacky brown brick wall pattern, fake flowers in china milk bottles, and parquet floors. Very Napoleon Dynamite, which only adds to the experience.

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And here’s a picture I can’t help but share… I really do love the holiday season, whether the town turns into half moons or Christmas lights, and weather Abdo is wearing a suit or dressed as Santa. He makes a very scary Santa though doesn’t he?

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UPDATE: Click here for map of Bakehouse. Jabal Amman, Rainbow Street.

Cups and Kilos(Abdo place) is infront of the Radisson SAS in Jabal Amman.


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  1. Thanks for sharing that…

    Important follow up question:

    Where exactly is this Bakehouse place. How does one get there? (What directions would one give a taxi driver, for example?)

  2. F

    roba, you will seem to visit those off beat places in amman, its really nice.
    any new places you recomend, i will be coming to jordan over xmas?

    btw how does when get to the bakehouse.


  3. Nas

    if i remember correctly its the first right after abu dahab bowling center.

    anyways, what i dont like about the place is that its expensive. i wish it was just a little cheaper.

    but it doesnt matter, im sick of american breakfasts and when i come to jordan i want as much humos and foul as humanly possible.

  4. F

    another question roba a way back ago you posted a blog about coffee shops and that one place with a dummy doll figure posing outside in red..


  5. Anonymous

    its the abdo place, how does one get there

  6. Any pancakes there? :p

  7. HI Roba,
    I also like the place,we take the kids on fridays for pancakes and waffles..I am not fond of their omlettes husband makes the best omlettes in for cups and kilos..I love their coffee ..(your abdo place )why do you call it that?who’s abdo?BTW I found the coffee they use in Abela and I use at at home nowadyas.If you’re interested i ‘ll get you its name.

  8. Oh My God ! This is the best looking omlette i have seen in a long time ! … Hmmm, mouthwatering :)

  9. Oops, my bad! Anyway, I added directions at the end.

    F, oh, yeah! I recommend Noodasia, The Living Room, and Vinigrette.

    Nas, I agree.. it is a little expensive.. esp for breakfast food!

    Promises, lol, yeah, but best pancakes in town are supposedly at La Mirabella :)

    Salam, Abdo is the scary wooden creature. He’s grown on me over the past year.

    Hana, hehe, khalas next time you and Ziad are in town I will definitely take you out to have some :)

  10. Ah, the Bakehouse…it’s one of my personal favorites. In a country where most of the orange juice tastes like garbage, the Bakehouse is a wonderful oasis.

  11. they have the best pancakes ever.

  12. I loooove to have breakfast outdoors. Seems like a lovely place, although I’m not sure about those green tables :)
    .-= The latest from Alison @ Femita´s blog ..10 Good Reasons Not To Skip Breakfast =-.

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