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JJAM Cafe, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

JJAM Cafe

4.3
4.3
270 Reviews
£25 and under
British
JJAM was founded by childhood friends, Jack and Scott.

With a passion for delicious food and coffee, they have designed a simple menu, alongside beautifully paired cocktails and wines.

From trendy Avocado Toast and moreish Breakfast Brioches, to Charcuterie Boards and Margaritas, they have created an all-day menu so you can enjoy a glass of wine at 10am or breakfast at 4pm.

Together, they oversee the day-to-day running of their flagship location in Hertfordshire.

Now offering live music every Friday and Saturday night.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 10:00–17:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–16:00

  • Phone number

    07375 380950

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    JJAM St Albans offers a bespoke events package, for meetings and conferences to social dinners. Set in our picturesque courtyard, fantastic food and drinks offering. We also have access to a vintage horse-box which is converted into a bar as well for our events.

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What 270 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Hertfordshire

    Brunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Lunch

  • Hertfordshire

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Hertfordshire

    Outdoor Eating

  • St. Albans

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab! Amazing food and fab gluten free options
  2. SA

    123StA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We were really disappointed when we went to JJAM, the area is lovely and very pretty but the Pizzas weren't available as the chef wasn't there we were only told when we went to order them. The med salad had too many olives, was bland and just looked like a messy bowl of chopped veg The toasties were nice though!
  3. G

    Geri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfectly splendid as always ❤️Delicious brunch and excellent service ❤️
  4. s

    sarah

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    More menu choice, drinks order was wrong. Burger was nice, would have preferred chips though with it
  5. HL

    HLB0612

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    The atmosphere and setting was lovely, however we waited over an hour for our food (brunch) due to being seated and then just left. Which then made it feel rather expensive to have waited so long for fairly simple dishes.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great experience. Lovely location. Indoor on this occasion but outdoor available, weather permitting. Cosy. Excellent food and service and great Value for money. Totally recommended. Will certainly be visiting regularly.
  7. M

    Martina

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for a brunch. Really nice and accommodating waiters. In a sunny day the terrace is beautiful.
  8. AB

    AngelaB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful Father’s Day brunch Attentive staff who stop for a chat, great ambience and good we will be back for sure.
  9. NR

    NickR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Food - Ordered a Charcuterie board with focaccia. It came with fairly average brown bread, ok salami and ham, Bresola and cheese which was all very similar English cheddars - overall very basic and nothing to write home about - certainly can be recreated at home by popping down to m & s. Pizza - somewhere between thin and crispy and deep pan - way too much sauce and not cooked in an oven that was hot enough - if you’re doing pizza and it plays a big part in your menu you have to be able to pull it off - they didn’t. Average. Special of BBQ beef skewers with aioli and flat bread, which was a standard flimsy sandwich wrap, although the beef was cooked well it was too salty… overall ok, better than the pizza, but again missing the mark of being good. Cocktails were good, best part of the menu, and the live music and setting were at 9/10. Will go back, but for the cocktails and music only, unless they up their game in the food department.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Feel like I’m on holiday when there
  11. U

    Unknown18

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I have been twice and unfortunately has been a negative experience both times. Both visits we experienced very slow service considering there’s minimal tables. The staff are not very attentive checking drinks etc. food service is very slow and the second visit the food was forgotten. They did offer the food for free in the end but it did take 1.5 hours to get the food and mistakes like that wouldn’t happen if the waiter/waitresses checked in their tables regularly. When the food eventually came it was okay, nothing ground breaking but after a long wait you expect better. Menu was quite a random selection. All in all a shame as it’s a great looking place with quite a nice vibe, just food and service is letting it down massively. I was fair and went a second time a couple months later but it seems it hasn’t improved much. I will not return
  12. j

    jelly

    London

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overpriced and too small menu , running out of pizzas and burgers
  13. B

    Barbara

    London

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Love this place but the service is frustrating.
  14. KK

    KatieK

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a lovely brunch with friends. Beautiful weather made it even better so we could dine in the courtyard. Food was delicious. Only downfall was very slow service, but the staff were all very friendly and we look forward to returning.
  15. HS

    HighSteaks

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place, fresh produce and great service A+
  16. JK

    JeanK

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 June 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    They have changed running of restaurant not up to standard before with savory quiches salads and great cakes. now poor chicken salad overpriced sharing plate. all of us were disappointed
  17. C

    rebeccaC

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit for the Friday evening music and it didn’t disappoint us just like all our other visits. Food was delicious, the ambiance and atmosphere was fabulous. Looking forward to our next visit x
  18. LB

    LarryB

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely restaurant. Top class food. Very good service especially Saffron who looked after us. Love the music. Tucked away - a real find.
  19. JM

    JacquelineM

    London

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was slow, order was incorrect when it did turn up. Waiter just walked off without an apology. Also expensive for what it was. Scrambled eggs and toast was over £10.
  20. LA

    LouiseA

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really lovely setting, great food. Would definitely come again
  21. L

    Lulu

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat in gorgeous courtyard with fire pits, incredible live music, English fizz, beautiful food and a wonderful atmosphere! We all said it felt like we were away overseas on holiday. Such a gem of a place and fabulous service by Saffron as ever. A really special evening.
  22. D

    Dzem

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and food. The atmosphere was very calming and refreshing to be served by such efficient staff.
  23. SM

    SamM

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this place! First time indoors and I was worried that it wouldn't be as nice... I was wrong! The setting was lovely and busy (very glad I booked), the food was incredible and the service is literally first class.
  24. JF

    JaniceF

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our time very much. Food was delicious and the staff could not have been more friendly.
  25. EC

    ElaineC

    Buckinghamshire

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    I had the pancakes which were ok but not enough berries also needed yoghurt with them to make them less dry. Disappointed with the gluten free choice for my daughter
  26. N

    Nobody

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the little room at the back and it felt like a private dining room. The good is always fabulous, the house white very light and fresh and the cocktails fabulous! The staff were brilliant!
  27. f

    franw

    Hertfordshire

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    I really want to tell everyone that jjam is fabulous as we love to go here but the kitchen staff can not get the orders out in good time - this has been going on for a months. We were a party of 3 we ordered 1 pancake and 2 flat breads.... we might as well have gone separately for lunch as each dish came out individually and we had eat it when it arrived as if we had waited everything would have been cold. Percy who is serving is so apologetic and knows this is wrong but can do nothing about it. The owner was also in on Sunday but really was hopeless and could see how things were going but did not act on it. They really need to sort this out quickly as people will stop going. At this time I can not recommend. Sorry.
  28. LB

    LarryB

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. Loved it. Food, service excellent. Especially the music. Creates great atmosphere. Could do with a bit more on the menu for Sunday brunch - my favourite is granola, Greek yogurt and fresh fruit. Will definitely return - soon.
  29. J

    Josh

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in relaxing and tranquil surroundings.
  30. B

    Barbara

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a lovely location / setting, great meeting place and lovely breakfast menu.
  31. SJ

    SarahJ

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, chilled live music and a simple but delicious menu centred around flat breads, cheese and charcuterie. We really enjoyed our evening and are looking forward to returning for the wine pairing summer dinner nights.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Belated birthday celebration for a friend. We only had a light lunch & it was pouring with rain so sat inside but all good. We asked to move tables so we could be more comfortable & that was no problem . Will come back when we can sit outside
  33. T

    Teresa

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service, relaxed atmosphere and good value for money
  34. MI

    MICHELLE

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little gem of a place. Delicious food and very helpful and friendly staff. It’s our regular place to eat.
  35. G

    Gr8foodmatters

    London

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    This restaurant has a lovely setting, however on the sunny day we had lunch service was poor and we had to wait to order, the food came at different times, no coffee or tea were offered and then we had to chase the bill. The manager was very understanding and explained that they were very short staffed and we should not pay the bill, which was a kind gesture. I hope the service issue was just a bad day and not reflective of usual standards.
  36. E

    Emms

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Atmosphere was great, live guitarist singing, really set the mood for a great evening. Service was very good also, staff were attentive. We will def be returning.
  37. D

    Dzem

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely lunch at JJam but we would like to add that our waiter was outstanding with his attention and speedy service.
  38. FG

    FayeG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely venue (we sat inside). The waiting team were fab - giving us plenty of time to choose our food (we were busy having a long catch up) and good with any queries we had. Food was delicious and we didn’t have to wait ages for it to arrive. We didn’t feel rushed even though it was fairly busy which was really great. The only negative is that the music was quite loud (we were sat under a speaker) but I probably should have just asked for it to be lowered slightly! Came away feeling that we’d had a lovely couple of hours - great way to spend a Saturday lunch 🤩
  39. JS

    JamieS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again and excellent evening of good food and live entertainment. Service was exceptional. Well done.
  40. NW

    NW3Kitty

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice relaxed atmosphere, good food, great service. Thank you!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

JJAM Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07375 380950.

JJAM Cafe is rated 4.3 stars by 270 OpenTable diners.

JJAM Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 22 times today
Google Map for JJAM Cafe

OSPREY Home Coopers Green Lane, Woodcock Hill St. Albans, Hertfordshire AL4 9HJ

Additional information

  • Area

    St. Albans

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 10:00–17:00 Fri, Sat 10:00–23:00 Sun 10:00–16:00

  • Cuisines

    British, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    07375 380950

  • Private party facilities

    JJAM St Albans offers a bespoke events package, for meetings and conferences to social dinners. Set in our picturesque courtyard, fantastic food and drinks offering. We also have access to a vintage horse-box which is converted into a bar as well for our events.

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