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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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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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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Villa Mama’s – Lamb shank of dreams

We’ve only been to Villa Mama’s once, as it’s not in our local area, but we’re keen to go back again soon – we were recommended this restaurant by some friends who live near Saar. After having a look around, we decided to sit upstairs in the outside area as it was a lovely, cool evening and a […]

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Fatto – best pizzas in Bahrain

My husband and I both agree that the best pizzas we’ve eaten in Bahrain so far have been at Fatto, an Italian pizzeria and trattoria by Al – Aali Mall in Seef. According to Time Out Bahrain, it’s from the makers of nearby, award-winning CafĂ© Lilou. The decor is quirky, with rustic wooden paneling, exposed brick […]

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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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