This Manama-based, street-side café is as local as it gets. Right in the heart of the city’s most famous souq, Haji Gahwa offers a down-to-earth, Bahraini experience like no other. There’s no menu – you just get what you’re given depending on what time of the day you visit, whether that’s machbous, grills or a traditional breakfast, with sides of salad and fruit. It’s simple Bahraini home cooking; delicious, generous and flavourful, and the staff are just as friendly as the welcoming location. Oh, and the reasonable prices are unbeatable, too.
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