I visited Mama – Eat and Glow at The Lagoon, Amwaj, for the first time today and I loved it. Before I say more, it’s worth reading up on the story behind it too – the business was started by a Kuwaiti mum who now lives in Bahrain with her small family. She started sharing her own healthy eating recipes on social media, before joining forces with a pop-up farmers’ market in Kuwait and then continuing to expand her business. The fact that this is an independent business makes the food taste even better.
The restaurant specialises in healthy recipes using organic (when available), natural and nutritious ingredients. There are quite a few vegetarian and vegan options as well as some dairy free and gluten free options on the menu. Although I arrived after 12pm, I was given the option of trying their breakfast menu – this made me very happy as I’m a fan of an all day breakfast! I opted for the Scrambled Eggs on Sourdough with a Green Fuel pressed juice. The salad, sourdough and eggs were all delicious, as was the juice. I was keen to try more, so breakfast was followed by some coffee cake and a cappuccino – both also really tasty (and not badly priced at 7.5BHD for everything). I was surprised how light and healthy I felt after eating a relatively big meal.
In addition to serving delicious, guilt-free food, the cafe is beautifully decorated with a calm, stylish feel. I loved the decor. The staff were very friendly too and were happy to let me take plenty of pictures. As you can see, it’s a pretty small space – I’m not sure how busy it gets at the weekends, but during the week it was very easy to get a table.
The cafe is on the first floor of The Lagoon above car parks 1 & 2. Google maps likes to take you to the wrong side of the Lagoon for some reason, so ignore it once you get close.