JJAM Cafe

4.4
189 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 189 People Are Saying
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vipDAYTime
Hertfordshire
83 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Convivial inexpensive Friday night with music, food and wine in a cosy environment

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JuliaP
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food is lovely but overpriced. The service is OK but a bit slow. We asked for smashed avo but got it sliced. The poached egg was on a hard side. The prices are high so you’d expect better. Scrambled egg and salmon was probably the best value & generous portion. Oat flat white was not great, other drinks fine. Flat bread was lovely but again, on a spenny side. Victoria sponge very average. I don’t of return but probably only for the scrambled egg&salmon.

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BernadetteN
London
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place lovely food and very friendly and attentive staff. Will be back very soon.

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YvonneA
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Really slow and poor service which spoilt the lunch. Food was good when it came but ridiculous wait

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Nx278
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

A stop off at the Courtyard Cafe at Osprey is always feels like an escape. I had booked a table inside but the weather was so mild we sat outside which was an added pleasure. We were served by Percival who is now managing 'JJAM' and we found him freindly and welcoming. Brunch menu offers good choices we had bacon & egg in a brioche roll - a bit oily but a good twist on a 'greasy spoon' classic.

LJ
LordJamieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is by far the best kept secret we know.. the team, quality of food is outstanding. Well done

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JennieE
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fab Christmas Eve brunch , will definitely be back .

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Emma
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Nice location. Staff very polite but we were unnerved to find them not wearing face masks. Tables very close together and no apparent ventilation apart from when someone came through the door from the courtyard. Food was tasty but very slow in arriving and not all at the same time. Few veggie options available on the day we visited and very expensive for what we had especially with 12.5% service included. I have had better experiences here in the past so hope this was just a blip.

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PolB
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Booked for 3pm when unfortunately everyone was getting ready for a private party and the menu was very limited as they had run out of a lot of the food especially items we had specifically brought people to have.
On a good note the food we did have was excellent it’s just disappointing to look forward to something that isn’t available

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vipTC87
London
8 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I absolutely love it I here. The vibe and food are so good. However we were sad that they didn’t have the flatbreads on the evening menu this time!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really lovely evening and 90% of food was utterly delicious and plentiful only let down was the cake which we didn’t realise was gluten free and came served from the fridge so very crumbly - it didn’t spoil our even though and the staff were great and so was the musical entertainment.

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Readingj
Hertfordshire
5 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite cafés excellent food and service and just a lovely place

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MICHELLEI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A gem for food and service. Have been going regularly since we found it a few months ago

LH
LucyH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Christmas sandwich I have ever had! Such a lovely lunch spot

KG
KatieG
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was beautiful, food delicious and staff quietly attentive. Highly recommended.

DE
DavidE
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was amazing but communication between waiting staff and kitchen was poor and resulted in a couple of our dishes being returned and reissued which they did without any fuss.
The quality of food was excellent with great menu choices, I would definitely return again.

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TheStyleHybrid
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful night as always. Absolutely love coming here and do so regularly.

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SandyD
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely lunch, tried lots of different dishes and loved them all!

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AllyP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect all round. Lovely people, delicious food, cosy Christmassy feel. Had fluffy hot chocolate, fresh pressed orange juice and beautifully golden scrambled eggs with crispy bacon. Perfect start to the morning with my friend! Love the place!

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SallyB
London
3 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a mid week lunch and it was packed! Great little menu with some really interesting options, good beers too. Lovely friendly service and a great atmosphere - like a cosy ski chalet. Will be visiting again

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vipDAYTime
Hertfordshire
83 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely local bolthole for eating and drinking daytime with parking

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LisaP
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We’d been looking forward to coming so much but with poor service, delayed food, hungry children, close proximity to others we had a stressful yet expensive experience.
Additionally, the food wasn’t how we’d asked for it to be prepared. Kids options weren’t available, the fruit drinks were expensive and not enjoyable either. We won’t be coming back for a breakfast experience again.

LJ
LordJamieS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent venue with a great live performance. A hidden gem.

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PamP
Hertfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant food, friendly staff and served at a comfortable speed. A little chilly in the room we were in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere, great setting too

MH
MsHerts
London
8 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Deli-style menu - with a good choice on menu - if a little on the pricey side. The Christmas toastie was really delicious but at £14 it ought to be really!! Nice ambience, super quick service, friendly and attentive - we were surprised that the serving staff were not wearing masks though despite Government rule change being in effect - maybe something to consider doing?
Overall, a nice place for lunch.

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RachaelM
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for lunch with our new puppy, it was his first restaurant experience so we were grateful for a quiet table tucked away.
I had a lovely cheese, ham and onion chutney toasted sandwich which was delicious along with a festive mulled wine. My husband had the new chicken burger which they’d just launched and he really enjoyed it.
We’ll definately be coming back to see what it’s like in the summer out in the courtyard. I noticed there’s some lovely Provence rose wines so on offer so I’ll have to return to try those out!
Would definitely recommend and will invite friends there in future.

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GailA
London
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch, good service however it was cold and we were opposite the door could maybe add another heater ?

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Nicki
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, music and lovely atmosphere. Would definitely go again.

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ChrisH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and service. Not the cheapest, but worth it in my opinion for the setting and atmosphere. Always enjoy it there!

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AnnieP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the new menu. Amazing gluten free flatbread, I had the ‘Sweet Honey’ and it was delicious! Great friendly service too

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jaaayne
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. The best toastier I’ve had in years with a well made mimosa. Will be back soon!!

BF
BlossF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Not impressed this time. Poor service and limited choice. Coffee served in a glass.

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ClaireH
London
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Slow service. No flatbreads available and left with cold feet ! Food very nice

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Fashiiongirl
London
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

JJAM has definitely deteriorated. The last few times I have been it has been poor. The menu is not as good as it once was, very limited options for vegan and gluten free. The service was a bit too relaxed and it cost £12 for just avocado on toast. No deduction off the bill for removed ingredients from standard menu. In total £59 for breakfast that was average. I won’t be returning.

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CarolynS
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious cakes! Coffee was lovely too.
Sat outside which was very pleasant.
Good other choices on the menu!

MB
MicheleB
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday evening was magical, a great way to start the weekend

MI
MICHELLEI
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this gem in the summer and can’t stop taking people to it

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Lucialcar
London
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Despite being billed as fabulous food I’ve never found it so. I was given the wrong meal, took it back, no apology or acknowledgement. When correct food arrived it was fine but nothing special. I do love the ambience and atmosphere though - although being a coat even if sitting inside!

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OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, warm atmosphere and welcoming service.
A really cosy brunch/ lunch spot.

FAQs

JJAM Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 07818 509318.

JJAM Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

JJAM Cafe does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/MLJJD1ATNEB7Y/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.