Riyadh's cafe culture comes alive in winter, and the capital offers several welcoming pit-stops for your caffeine fix and hangout needs. Here are some of Riyadh top cafes to keep you toasty this winter:
The new award-winning venue of Elixir Bunn, dubbed as the Deco Temple, on King Abdullah street is an all-around beauty. Tuck into a cozy setting and aesthetically pleasing spot that transports coffee lovers to a ritualistic specialty coffee experience.
Draft Cafe is not only a café; it's also a retail concept, known for its trendy interiors and artsy vibes, that makes the crowd drawn for excellent caffeine fixes backed by sandwiches, desserts, and salads.
Moonshell is a cafe in Riyadh, offering a refreshing ambiance and breathable space to socialize and absolutely everything vegan without skimping on flavor. With menu items ranging from fresh brews to a stack of pancakes and ice cream bowls, Moonshell's vegan menu is nothing short of spectacular.
Staying delightfully true to its name Capio Diem, which means "Choose the Moment" in Latin, offers its customers various options to live the moment at its venue truly. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends, enjoying a foosball game, carom or chess, or simply watching the day's top matches while sipping the beverage of your choice, Capio Demm doesn't disappoint.
Boasting to be one of Riyadh's biggest coffee shops with their name on the Guinness World Records, this venue in Olaya ticks all the alfresco boxes. Al Masaa Cafe also features a fantastic menu along with traditional coffee and hot beverage offerings, which you can enjoy while watching the day's top matches with your friends.
Bateel Cafe in the Olaya Towers is an all-around beauty. One can't resist its chic patio with a warm and sophisticated ambiance to taste the Mediterranean cuisine in the open air.
Given its name, you would expect this venue to give you great pleasure, and surely Joy Cafe doesn't disappoint. Here, guests can relax outdoors and take in the views of the dancing fountain of the Zone while sipping their coffee.
Tuck into a cozy setting and aesthetically pleasing spot to socialize and have fun at 66 Cups on U-Walk. Their coffee is excellent – but the soft-serve ice cream served on coconut shells is the talk of the town. They also offer Hinaini served in coconut shells during winters, a unique take on this seasonal local dessert.
Le Gout is an elegant lounge-cafe hybrid featuring a terrace and an alfresco area overlooking the King Fahd road's skyscrapers. It serves up rustic French dishes, cold and hot beverages, and indulgent desserts.