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JJAM Cafe, St. Albans, Hertfordshire

JJAM Cafe

4.3
4.3
306 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

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    British, Italian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sat 10:00 am–5:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • 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 306 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

    Outdoor Eating

  • St. Albans

    Most Booked

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  1. GF

    GlutenFreeFoodie294

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A really lovely cafe for a relaxed brunch with friends. The food is very good, lots of gluten free options. The gluten free lemon drizzle cake was delicious! Felt like we were in a European cafe, allowed to sit, eat, drink without hassle. Lovely countryside setting.
  2. E

    Effy

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely brunch! Beautiful place to visit.
  3. B

    Blinnk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the dinner menu choice of two items per course all was lovely
  4. J

    Julsie

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Lovely relaxed brunch with friends in the sunshine
  5. R

    Robbie

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Far too expensive with no service. When going to pay there was little communication from the waiter and didn’t offer a receipt (in a place which is grossly overpriced)
  6. C

    Clare

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, attentive service, beautiful surroundings.
  7. EL

    EmmaL

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    We were all very disappointed with the lunch menu. Very expensive for a sandwich . Beautiful surroundings and great service but would not recommend . Such a shame as 2 years ago it was such a lovely place to lunch.
  8. KW

    KatyW

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really lovely brunch with great options. Absolutely loved the pancakes! So fluffy. Always a lovely ambience and friendly staff.
  9. C

    Clare

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so chilled, we really enjoyed our Sunday brunch. Food was delicious.
  10. B

    Barbara

    London

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Great location and definitely room for improvement with the menu.
  11. SG

    SylvieGB

    Hertfordshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very pleasant atmosphere. Good food which was served promptly. Welcoming and smiley staff. Variety of dishes on the menu. Affordable prices. All round a good experience and outing.
  12. ZS

    ZS66

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty avocado and egg in brioche, Victoria sponge and drinks. Friendly service and reasonably priced. Lovely place to eat. Thank you 😊 Will be back soon!
  13. a

    annd

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience2
    please make no mistake this is not the lovely place it used to be I visited a year ago and loved it and couldn't wait to return with friends for lunch. Yesterday met with friends and agreed would not come back. All food is now "something"on toast or brioche and they had not brioche. a very limited selection. despite that 2 out of 3 orders were incorrect. limited choice of toppings . 2 of us got nothing like what we ordered. seemed to wait forever considering the staff outnumbered the customers. I also was served the wrong coffee. water ordered was in a red hot glass tumbler. pot of tea was perfect however to be honest overall it was shocking. friend paid the bill but would not consider it value for money or return unless it changes drastically. so sad.
  14. ER

    EmmaR

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Magical setting with lovely food.
  15. CS

    ClaireS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Really lovely setting & atmosphere. The evening was warm & the courtyard had a relaxed, holiday vibe. Live music was great; not at all overbearing. The service was friendly but slow. The steak was good but overall the food was limited & fairly unremarkable. I love it there but I’m not sure I’d be rushing back to eat there.
  16. KB

    KarenB

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Lovely lunch with work colleagues. Wonderfully relaxing venue. I would recommend.
  17. CC

    CarolC

    Berkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely food, lovely setting and lovely people at the Cafe... still smiling even though it was sooooo hot! Would definitely recommend to go.
  18. T

    Talia

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really lovely relaxed setting. Nice good and friendly service.
  19. EW

    EuniceW

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Very expensive. Extremely small coffee. One small slice of bread with some avocado and a few prawn’s. Cost over £20. Much better value available locally and food just as good. Will not return.
  20. S

    Simba

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Be careful with your bill. I was overcharged and still awaiting refund. Staff were happy to help but check before you pay
  21. RP

    RubyP

    London

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I had no whipped feta on my toast which is disappointing it ended up with avo and tomato with some buttery stuff on top certainly not whipped feta. All other food great
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Service slow, understaffed? Menu unbalanced, more lunch than breakfast. Music unnecessary but imposed; a rustic rural location doesn’t need piped-in music at all, especially as it makes table conversation difficult! Pricey, especially considering portion sizes.
  23. F

    Friendslunch

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Tasty lunch in a lovely setting. Only criticism is that the coffee was not very hot despite requesting it to be extra hot.
  24. SJ

    SarahJS

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A relaxing space to enjoy meeting friends. Lovely coffee and marmalade cake!
  25. LC

    LucyC

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Quite limited on menu, was expecting some salad options as it’s based all around bread. There was only one juice available as they were expecting a delivery. The food we did have was very tasty though and the setting is lovely.
  26. SD

    SarahD

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect lunch setting, great food and service was also brilliant!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The service was very slow with more time taking to other guests rather than serving the first drink ( after 15 minutes wait) on a hot day and not even bringing the second drink. My meal was provided after all other tables despite ordering prior to them
  28. C

    Chuts2017

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this place, location is fabulous. Been here four or five times and always been happy with food, service and great atmosphere. Highly recommend it.
  29. A

    Anna

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful atmosphere, quality food, lovely staff. Had a great evening and looking forward to returning for brunch
  30. S

    Shez

    London

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant meet up with friends in an informal setting.
  31. LH

    LoisH

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Things a bit changed due to chef leaving. Avocado was good but missing the slight chilli kick. Try a slight splash of chilli oil. I'll be back soon. My favourite place for brekkie.
  32. LP

    LozP

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    I had booked for the ‘Wimbledon Weekend’ that was advertised on the website. The marketing copy said ‘Join us for the final two weekends of Wimbledon screenings in our courtyard. An exclusive Queen’s lunch menu will be available, offering summery salads and sandwiches, strawberries and cream, and ofcourse, Pimms.’ The screening was not in the courtyard, there were no salads or sandwiches, strawberries or pimms on the menu. The team managed to make up a pimms for me when I pointed this out, which I was grateful for, but this should have been on the menu as advertised. Whilst the food we had was really nice and the staff were lovely (and clearly rushed off their feet) it was extremely disappointing and made the £70+ for lunch feel like we had been ripped off. The cost of a carrot cake was the same price as an oatmeal cookie (£4) which didn’t seem right. My mum had come up from Somerset especially for what we thought would be ‘an event’. We’re locals and have been to JJAM a couple of times before, but this experience (or lack of experience) really put us off I’m afraid.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab visit, food was great too and lovely attentive service
  34. M

    Michelle

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Lovely little place, nice food choices and helpful staff. Only suggestion would be to have a couple more sun shades outside.
  35. LS

    LaszloS

    Hertfordshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Great service, there was live music tonight which was great. Steak was very tasty. Highly recommend it
  36. LB

    LarryB

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love it but the menu is getting smaller and smaller. I understand there is a shortage of staff but hardly anything on it now. No porridge. No pancakes. Shame as the original menu was fabulous. Hopefully things will get back to normal - wont stop me coming!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

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

    123StA

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    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!
  39. G

    Geri

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

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

    sarah

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

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

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 306 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for JJAM Cafe

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

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood

    St. Albans

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu, Sat 10:00 am–5:00 pm Fri 10:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • 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, Takeout, 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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