Café Lilou You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone that doesn't enjoy a meal at Café Lilou. The French-inspired café has a range of classic and more unique options ranging from super light and healthy to something a little more indulgent (oh and fabulous desserts!). Plus the service is good, even though it's always packed. Adliya (1771 4440), Al A'ali Mall (1758 3939).
Coco's Coco's might not be notable for fast, efficient service but the food menu and lovely atmosphere has kept regular customers going back for years. Great salads, hot mains, sandwiches, pastas and much more are on offer and come beautifully presented. Block 338 (1771 6512).
Le Chocolat The venue might not be much to look at but this popular café is known for its hearty café fare and, most importantly, their delectable selection of desserts to eat in or order for take away. Seef District (1711 1144).
Lemon Shisha Bistro A brightly coloured, spacious and airy venue overlooking Amwaj Lagoon is what you can expect at this café/bistro alongside international fare that ranges from indulgent burgers and fries to refreshing salads and juicy mocktails. Amwaj Lagoon (1758 0000).
Organic Foods & Café We're not inundated with healthy food options in Bahrain so the Organic Foods & Café certainly deserves a place on this list. As the name suggests, all the dishes are created using organic ingredients and the menu includes everything from burgers to risotto, pumpkin salad to light mezzes. You can also weigh your own choice of fresh salad. Seef Mall (1333 3286).
T-Spoon This gourmet cafe is small and quaint but plush and with tasty dishes on the menu, particularly if you fancy a delicious pastry or classy afternoon tea (complete with foie gras and truffle oil in the mix). It's also a great spot to grab a bite for breakfast and do some people watching as shoppers pass by in the mall. The Westin Bahrain City (1717 1000).
Tea Club We love our tea over at Time Out so this Amwaj favourite hits all the right notes. Particularly with its hundreds of varieties of tea blends from around the world, alongside a light menu, in its beautiful lagoon setting. It's a great spot for a catch up. Amwaj Lagoon (3888 7107).
The Ritz Gourmet Lounge Afternoon tea at Ritz-Carltons around the world is an institution so how could we ignore their café on this list? For breakfast, lunch or dinner this lounge offers a range of tasty nibbles and plenty of mouthwatering desserts in a quaint venue that's been inspired by 19th century France. The Ritz-Carlton (1758 0000).