Get your caffeine fix…

One of the great things about the thriving coffee culture in Riyadh is that you can find stops for a cuppa in most parts of the city. We’ve rounded up five new coffee shops in Riyadh that are guaranteed to start your weekend right.

Arco

 

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The shop’s aesthetic may be smooth stones and neutral colours, but the coffee makes it stand out. Go classic with a flat white. While you’re there, don’t forget to pick up the delicious tiramisu jar.

Arco, Mohammed Bin Salman, Ar Rabi, QMRF+R3, Sun to Thu 7am to midnight, Fri 4pm to midnight, Sat 9am to midnight. @arco.sa

Barista Stand

 

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Barista Stand started as a unique concept by helping coffee shop owners structure, run and grow their ideas. Today, it remains one of the best-known caffeine purveyors and has recently opened its own shop. Barista Stand believes in sharing its passion for great coffee. It wants to get people excited about coffee and explore the many nuanced flavours of different beans and roasts.

Barista Stand, Anas Ibn Malik Rd, Al Yasmin, RJCW+49, Sun to Thu 7am to 11.30pm, Fri & Sat 4pm to 11.30pm. @baristastand

Munat Café

 

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If you’re looking for a cosy coffee shop with a warm, friendly atmosphere – perfect for refuelling or catching up with a friend – Munat ticks all boxes. Expect a well-balanced coffee here. Try the Spanish latte and grab a brownie from the counter.

Munat Café, 3032 Al Dahnaa St, Al Malqa, RJ74+QF, daily 12.30pm to 12.30am, Tel: 011 222 0177. @munatcafe

Turjaman

At Turjaman, it’s not just about quality – it’s also championing coffee with a smile. Pop in for a quick caffeine fix or while away your weekend morning at this wee gem of a coffee shop. Here’s a couple of tips: Chat with the owner and identify a single origin that best suits your tastes. Coffee geeks will enjoy the pour-over filter options.

Turjaman, Al Masani, Al Hamra, 7HP8QQH9+25, daily 4pm to midnight, Tel: 055 599 2172. @turjamanroaster

Y97

 

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Y97 is a small, boho-inspired space that provides a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. Using beans from Soil Roasters, this coffee shop has all the usual suspects: Americano, flat white, cappuccino, Spanish latte, as well as drip coffees. We suggest having the cortado; it’s perfect with a piece of their lemon cake.

Y97 Specialty Coffee, Prince Nasir Bin Saud Bin Farhan Al Saud Street, As Sahafah, RJ6V+5H, daily 4pm to 11pm, Tel: 050 441 8449. @y97cafe

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