5 of the coolest coffee shops in Riyadh to visit this weekend

Coffee, coffee, and more coffee…

Coffee isn’t just another drink. It’s a way of life. Luckily for those in need of a caffeine fix, there are so many cool coffee shops in Riyadh that offer just that.

So, if you’re planning on coffee shop-hopping this weekend, here’s our pick of five of the coolest spots around. Plus, they’re all pretty new to the scene.



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At Colpo, customers are invited to watch coffee concoctions at the central counter, encouraging natural engagement with baristas. We also love that the coffee bar has a dark yet sleek and inviting interior – perfect for those looking to while away an afternoon, have a much-needed conversation or simply enjoy a little java in a cool setting.

Colpo, Prince Muhammad Bin Abdulaziz Rd, As Sulimaniyah, Riyadh 12223, Sat to Thurs 6am to 3am & Fri 1pm to 3am. Tel: 050 998 8930. @colpo_ksa

Golden Cloud


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If you’re looking for local speciality coffee, then look no further. Golden Cloud brews simple yet complex cups. Take your drink to go, enjoy it at their outdoor area or grab a seat inside, next to one of the large windows with views of KAFD. You can also purchase their locally roasted coffee beans to brew up at home.

Golden Cloud, Olaya St, Al Olaya, Riyadh 13311, Sun to Wed 6am to midnight, Thurs 6am to 2am, Fri 1pm to 2am & Sat 1pm to midnight. Tel: 055 702 5349. @goldencloudcoffee

Hometown Café


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The latest addition to the scene is Hometown Cafe, offering a fine selection of coffee and dessert items like cookies and brownies. Go classic with a flat white, or opt for the iced Spanish latte.

Hometown Café, Takhassusi St, Al Mohammadiyyah, Riyadh 12364, Sat to Wed 4pm to 12.30am, Thurs & Fri 4pm to 1am. Tel: 056 115 9314. @hometown.ksa

Orta Coffee


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Come for the coffee, stay for the selection of sweet confections and inviting ambience at Orta Coffee. The iced coffees are a particular highlight.

Orta Coffee, Qurtubah, Riyadh, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: 056 098 5070. @orta_co1

VEO Coffee


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A bright, modern space greets visitors at this speciality coffee shop that serves up cups of top-tier coffee. VEO Coffee’s interior also affords a cosy and calm atmosphere to enjoy at any moment of the day. Pair the Spanish latte with the freshly baked donut for a sweet indulgence.

VEO Coffee, 7179 Suwayd Ibn Harithah, Hittin, 3189, Riyadh 13516, daily 4pm to midnight. Tel: @veo.sa

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