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20 of the very best cafes in Riyadh right now

It’s always a yes for coffee…

Pretty sure everyone in Riyadh loves their coffee, and the capital proves, time and time again, that if you ever need a steaming warm cup of coffee or want to cool down with a nice cold brew, there’s no better place to be. So, if you’re on the run and need that extra boost to get you through the day, here are some of the best cafes in Riyadh.

Brew Crew

 

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Established in 2016, Brew Crew is a proudly local brand championing some of the best coffee in town. Sustainability is at the heart of the operation, as the coffee beans are always well-traced back to farmers. The venue provides an immaculate atmosphere for working, catching up with friends and more.

Brew Crew, 7514 Nahr Al Nile, 3276, Al Mughrizat, daily 6.30am to midnight. @brewcrew.sa

Brew 92

 

Jeddah’s homegrown cafe, Brew 92, has been making a splash lately, winning awards, expanding to a couple of cities in the Kingdom, and more. The KSA-based speciality cafe was founded in 2016 and serves top-tier brews and blends.

Brew 92,  Uthman Ibn Affan Rd, Hai, Sat to Wed 6am to midnight, Thu 6am to 12.30am, Fri 8am to 12.30am. @brew92cafe

Sociale Cafe

 

Riyadh has its fair share of amazing cafes, but for us, one that always stands out has to be Sociale Cafe. Home to an amazing vibe, a cosy productive atmosphere, and tonnes of gorgeous artworks, the space is also moving into hosting a cool calendar of events every month too, the space is originally from Lebanon.

Sociale Cafe, Prince Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Aziz, As Sulimaniyah, daily 8am to 12.45am. @sociale.cafe

Key Cafe

At Key Cafe, you already know your going to get a top cuppa. With three locations in the city, Key Cafe serves coffee, matcha, juices, and some of the best V60 in town. Sip sip. And if you’re peckish, tuck into one of its popular sandwiches or hotdogs.

Key Cafe,  King Fahd Rd, Al Olaya, daily 24-hours. @keycafe.sa

Joan’s On Third

Joan's On Third

LA’s Joan’s On Third has made its first international move. The Riyadh outlet reflects the LA outpost’s most distinctive features, including the neighbourhood-friendly atmosphere, casual and rustic décor, and an open kitchen at the heart of the bright, airy cafe. Joan’s on Third serves up everything from soups, pastries, salads, sandwiches, and sides like crisps, Szechuan green beans, and pickles, alongside freshly brewed coffee and fresh juices.

Joan’s on Third, Via Riyadh, Sun to Thu 2pm to midnight, Fri & Sat 2pm to 1am. @joansonthird_sa

Vittoria’s Italian Bakery & Café

 

Craving Italian-style baked goods? You’ve come to the right place. Nestled in the Qurtubah area, Vittoria’s Italian Bakery & Café is a new venue that churns out amazing croissants, tarts, bambolini, cannoli, biscotti, and other sweet treats, but we’re equally enamoured with its selection of savoury sandwiches. So, order a cup of coffee and don’t think twice about treating yourself to something flaky or frosted.

Vittoria’s Italian Bakery & Café, Qurtubah, Riyadh 13248, Sun to Thurs 7am to 4pm, Fri & Sat 9am to 6pm. @vittorias.sa

Bohemia Cafe

 

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On the hunt for a brand new cafe in town to spend your afternoons at? A top cafe and record store has landed in Riyadh from the Eastern Province. Bohemia Art Cafe and Record Store is here now. Originally from Khobar, the venue announced a partnership with Riyadh’s very own hip, happening venue, The Warehouse. Dedicated to the growing indie music scene in the Middle Eastern region, the record store aims to produce and help build the music community.

Bohemia Art Cafe and Record Store, Jax, Diriyah 13732, daily 4pm to midnight. @bohemia_artcafe

Brunch and Cake

 

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A gorgeous Bohemian-themed spot in Bujairi Terrace, Brunch and Cake has an overall vibe of a laidback and serene space in neutral and pastel shades. The spot serves speciality lattes like beetroot, caramel, and Spanish and so much more.

Brunch and Cake,  Al Bujairi, Al Bujairi, Ad Diriyah, daily 9am to 1am. @brunchandcakeksa

Café Bateel

 

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One of the oldest cafes in town, but still a firm favourite among the Riyadh crowd, Café Bateel offers an award-winning experience in all of its branches. The venue is the perfect place to be if you’re after good food and even better coffee.

Café Bateel, multiple locations, Sat to Wed 7am to 12.30am, Thu to Fri 7am to 1am. @cafe.bateel

Camel Step

Speciality coffee seems to be all the rage in Saudi. And with all the speciality coffee shops popping up, we’re spoilt for choice. Camel Step was established in 2014 and serves hot or cold, sweetened or not coffee that you can try out.

Camel Step, Al Urubah Rd, Ar Rahmaniyyah, Mon to Thu 6.30am to 11pm, Fri 6.30am to 11.30am, 12.30pm to 11pm, Sat 6.30am to 11pm, Sun 6.30am to 3pm, 3.30pm to 11pm. @camelstep

Capri Cafe

If you’ve been looking for a way to explore the beauty of Capri right here in the heart of Riyadh, you need to check out Capri Cafe. Get the V60 coffee, it’s always a hit, chill out and soak up the amazing vibes.

Capri Cafe,  Al Thoumamah Rd, As Sahafah, daily 24-hours. @capricafe_sa

chök

 

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If you’ve not heard of chök, can you even call yourself a cronut fan? For those of you who have been living in a cave, cronuts are a hybrid of a doughnut and a croissant. And this pastry shop from Barcelona has a collection of delicious goodness awaiting your taste buds on the treat side of things along with coffee too. Other treats to try at Chök include the melt-in-your-mouth bonbons and cheesecakes.

chök, Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, King Saud University, Sat to Thu 8.30am to midnight, Fri 1pm to midnight. @chok.ksa

Coyard Coffee Roasters

 

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Started in 2018, COYARD Coffee Roasters offers high-quality coffee and they are particularly known for roasting and serving up consistently. The main feature of COYARD is that they are unique in the way they brew their coffee. If you are looking for flavourful coffee that will give you that wow feeling, COYARD coffee is what you need.

COYARD Coffee Roasters, Laysen Valley, Sun to Thu 7am to 11.30pm, Fri 1pm to midnight, Sat 8am to 11pm. @coyardco

Draft Cafe

 

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Draft Cafe has recently become one of the most popular coffee shops in the city right now. It’s the perfect spot to spend some time by yourself and study, or hang out in the airy space with a friend.

Draft Cafe, Cenomi U Walk, Sat to Thu 7am to 2am, Fri 7.30am to 2am. @draftcafe

EL&N

 

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This London-born brand prides itself on being one of the most Instgrammable cafes in the world. The initials stand for eat, drink and nourish – a motto we have certainly gotten behind. The gorgeous interiors boast bright neon signs with statements like “lights, camera, coffee,” and more. Amazing food and delicious coffee await.

EL&N, Park Mall Building:, 2286 Unit: 1, Al Aqiq, EL&N, Sat to Wed 9am to midnight, Thu to Fri 9am to 1am. sa.elnlondon.com

Five Elephants

Another one of the speciality coffee shops in Riyadh, Five Elephants is a stylish coffee shop in Alyasmin. Whether you’re looking for a simple speciality cuppa or a vibrantly flavoured hot beverage or an iced caffeinated drink, Five Elephants is the way to go.

Five Elephants, King Abdulaziz Rd, Alyasmin, Sat to Wed 6am to midnight, Thu 6am to 2am, Fri 7am to 1am, @five_elephants

hi

 

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Say hi to one of the best places for doughnuts in Riyadh. And what pairs well with doughnuts? Well, coffee of course. Dig into all sorts of doughnuts and doughnut sandwiches, alongside hot or cold beverages like flat whites, Americanos, and Spanish lattes.

hi, Nakheel Mall, Riyadh Al Mogharazat District, Sat to Thu 7am to midnight, Fri 12.30pm to 1am. @hi.saudi

NOOA

 

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Deriving from South African roots and being a first of its kind, NOOA, which stands for ‘Naturally Out Of Africa’, is a culinary lifestyle brand experience with a vanguard collection of the most indulgent teas and coffees. Designed by Bishop Design by Paul Bishop, stepping into NOOA is like teleporting to the beautiful city of Cape Town. Guests can expect striking visual attractions that beautifully portray the city, cinematic lighting with relaxing music and velvet seats, plus a delicious menu. And when it does open, sit back amongst the beautiful people and get caffeinated with its signature Ladha blend. Meticulously selected and expertly roasted, each of its small-batch, speciality coffee offers a distinctly luxurious experience.

NAC Riyadh, Laysen Valley, 8.30am to midnight. @nooasaudi

The Coffee Table

 

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Located in Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter, The Coffee Table, has to be one of the sleekest coffee shops in town. Sip on popular drinks like the V60, Chemex, and cold brews.

The Coffee Table,  6781 Abdullah Alsahmi St, Al Safarat, daily 7am to 11pm. @thecoffeetable.dq

Urth Caffe

 

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Urth Caffe is a homely, relaxed cafe with venues all over Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar. From all-day breakfasts to freshly baked sweet treats and speciality teas, it’s a chilled-out spot for a casual bite at its many locations, with a contemporary design and an inviting atmosphere.

Urth Caffe, KAFD, Riyadh, daily 7am to 12.30am, @urthcaffesaudi 

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