Saffron by Jena – Muharraq

Saffron by Jena is a hidden gem close to Muharraq souk that I would never have found without being taken there by a friend. It doesn’t look like much from the street, but I was pleasantly surprised by the contemporary edge of the decor and the partial glass floor revealing a traditional date press below. It […]

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Madeleine РFrench-influenced cuisine

I’ve been admiring Madeleine (a French-influenced patisserie/boulangerie/restaurant in Adliya) from a distance for a while and today I decided to step inside. I was directed upstairs for lunch and chose a seat by the window – perfect for watching people wander the streets of Adliya below. If you want to go for coffee and cake, […]

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Hopscotch Rustic Kitchen

I’m sitting in Hopscotch Rustic Kitchen as I write this – I think I’ve just found my favourite place in Bahrain to come and work/read/write/chill when craving a change of scene. I didn’t come here to write about it, but as soon as I walked in, I felt that I just had to! I love […]

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Roots – for quality coffee

If you’re passing through Hamala and craving a coffee, I recommend popping into Roots – a grab-and-go cafe run by husband and wife team Hussain and Dana. I enjoyed chatting to Hussain about the sourcing and roasting of their coffee – at the time of my visit they were using beans from Colombia and a […]

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Plant Cafe – Hamala Hills vegan treats

After my visit to Mama Eat and Glow earlier this week, I felt inspired to continue researching (and sampling) the healthy eating/vegetarian/vegan movement that seems to be gaining momentum here in Bahrain. I was recommended a visit to Plant Cafe by Hussain, owner of Roots – a cafe based a little further up the road – […]

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Mama Eat and Glow – healthy eating

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 […]

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The Orangery – cake slices of lavish proportion

Whenever I’m feeling a little home-sick, I take a moment to visit The Orangery. The quintessentially British, conservatory-style tea room and patisserie is hidden within the walls of The Palace Boutique Hotel near Adliya (and luckily for me, close to my place of work). My usual choice of treat is a delicious coffee and a […]

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