The new EL&N is the third and biggest branch in Riyadh…

With two branches in Riyadh – The Alley at Boulevard Riyadh City and Riyadh Park Mall – the famed floral café, EL&N, has only been open early this year and has already taken Saudi Arabia’s capital by storm.

EL&N The Zone

Loved for its pretty pink interiors, people not only flock here for the food, pastries, and speciality coffee, but to also take plenty of photos against the flower walls.

The good news is that the oh-so-Instagrammable spot has just opened another outlet at the bustling complex of The Zone. And yes, it’s very pink. However, this one’s a little different from the rest, being Riyadh’s first standalone café.

Interiors wise – expect to see the space filled with neon signs, beautifully structured architectural framework and Instagrammable booths fit for a picture-perfect moment. It is also home to the brand’s largest and longest flower wall to date, having used over 11,000 artificial silk flowers to dress the feature staircase.

EL&N The Zone

As for the menu, every dish here is prepared aesthetically to perfection. You get to sample all the classics brought over from the UK, like the EL&N shakshuka, Cheetos cheeseburger, dulce de leche milk cakes and its famed Spanish latte.

Alexandra Miller, the founder of EL&N London, said, “We are so thrilled to be opening our first standalone café in Riyadh, The Zone. We’ve already been fortunate enough to receive such a fantastic response from our coffee and cake units in The Alley and Riyadh Park Mall. So, I have absolutely no doubt that this site will be a huge hit with our guests who want to immerse themselves in the full EL&N experience.”

EL&N The Zone

She added, “Riyadh was always the first place we wanted to launch in Saudi Arabia as we already have such a loyal fanbase built back from the UK. I look forward to watching our expansion throughout KSA unfold with many more beautiful, unique cafés opening across the Kingdom.”

So, if you’re looking for the best place in Riyadh for that cheeky ‘gram and non-stop selfie shots – and maybe a slice of pink cake – this will be the place to drop in first…

EL&N London, The Zone, Al Muhammadiyah, daily 8am to 1am. @elan_cafe

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