Bossy Kitchen, Reem Center Urban café Bossy Kitchen, which originally started as a food stall at Al Riwaq’s Market 338, is a nod to the burgeoning scene of modern, health conscious, creative and eco-friendly types. We’re talking healthy indulgence with a side of vegan, gluten-free, paleo – it's all wholesome and delicious. Reem Centre, Riffa (3339 7433).
Café Lilou, Adliya & Seef District It doesn’t matter what time of week or day you go to Parisian-style Café Lilou, it’s always bustling. Their recently updated food menu is filled with tempting new dishes and let’s not forget those famed cakes and desserts. Al A’ali Mall (1758 3939) and Adliya (1771 4440).
Coco’s, Block 338 The very popular Coco’s has kept a loyal and regular clientele over the years because of its great food and atmosphere. The tasty dishes come, eventually, beautifully presented, consistent, and full of flavour. Adliya (1771 6512).
Darcha Tea House, Nahkeel Centre Darcha Tea House is a quirky concept which combines traditional Eastern tea with Far Eastern cuisine. The décor is quaint and simple, as is the menu which features some great Asian dishes, using very fresh ingredients, and catering to all tastes. Nakheel Centre, Saar (1759 0036).
La Ventana, Block 338 For a quaint, homely vibe, there’s no place better than cosy café La Ventana. Following a three-year closure, the café has come back as it was before with a vast selection of salads, sandwiches and baked potatoes, bursting to the brim with ingredients, as well as a counter filled daily with homemade desserts. Adliya (6637 1616).
Le Chocolat, Seef District Le Chocolat has long been a culinary hot spot in Seef for the lunch and casual dinner crowd. The menu encompasses a range of cuisines and classics which cater to even the fussiest of eaters. They’ve proven so popular, they’ve launched other venues across Bahrain now, too. First branch: Seef District (1711 1144).
My Cafe, Block 338 What really strikes us about My Café, aside from the beautiful setting, is the focus on fresh, high quality ingredients and we can see they create everything from scratch. The small but carefully crafted menu combines café classics with more indulgent sounding main courses. Adliya (7734 4444).
Paul Café, City Centre Bahrain & Seef Mall It was more than 125 years ago that Paul started as a humble bakery in the north of France. Now, this family-run business has shops in 30 countries, including two in Bahrain. Here, you can enjoy light bites or more substantial main courses, which incorporate French flair. Seef Mall (1717 2321) and City Centre (1717 2321).
Swiss-Café, Swiss-Belhotel Seef Bahrain This contemporary café, based in the heart of Seef, offers fabulous city or sea views from its giant windows, depending on which side of the restaurant you sit. The food is impeccably presented and tasting fresh and flavourful. Swiss-Belhotel, Seef (6631 0041).
T-Spoon, The Westin Bahrain City Centre There is warm lighting and a cosy atmosphere here, offering a welcome respite from the bright hustle and bustle of the mall. As for the food, there are a range of bites catering to more lavish tastes, or even the healthier among us thanks to The Westin Superfoods philosophy. The Westin Bahrain City Centre, Seef (1717 1000).