All posts tagged: coffee

Patisserie Breakfast at Luxe Lounge- Westin Hotel

Luxe Lounge is one of my go-to places for a long coffee break here in Qatar.  Hush ambiance, comfy seats, good food.  What’s not to like. Ambiance Both indoor and outdoor seats are composed of soft, cushy chairs so you can cross out comfort in your list. The outdoor seating is perfect for the weather these days. Surrounded by lush greenery, I sat for three hours in that area and enjoying my coffee and donuts. Like a police on a stake out. Food As it is a patisserie breakfast, don’t expect too much. They have different kinds of croissants, donuts, cookies and bread. That’s about it. Oh, and it includes refillable coffee and/or tea. Price QR 59 for the buffet with refillable coffee/tea. Returning? Definitely. Is it worth it? It depends on what you’re looking for, really. If you’re looking for a breakfast with the whole shebang then I would suggest a different restaurant for this. But if you eat light in the mornings and/or planning to busily type away on your laptop or read …

Review – Quick and Cheap Eats: Shades Café and Eatery (Doha Tower, West Bay)

I had a scheduled brunch date with my friend, whom we shall call Miss Independent, and was racking my brain on which restaurant should I bring her to. My criteria were: Somewhere quiet Preferably with a view of nature Somewhere with shaded outdoor seats Reasonably priced It was no mean feat, with the multitudes of restaurants that meet most or all of the above. As I was thinking about it, I checked my schedule for the day and saw that I had to meet with Ms. Hala later in the afternoon. Then, I remembered one Zomato Meet-up (in Qatar, Ms. Hala is synonymous to Zomato and vice versa) invite a few months back (which I wasn’t able to attend) at this little place with a garden view called Shades Café and Eatery located at the Doha Tower (you know, that infamous bullet-shaped tower). So off we went. Parking was a bit of a problem, so we had to leave the car somewhere and walk our way to the café. We arrived and the place, oh the place.  The only thing missing were the sounds …

High Tea: Gourmet House at Kempinski Residences and Suites, West Bay

My elder sister and I finally found the time to hang out and chill. And being sisters, when we say “bonding”, we mean eating. But the question was: buffet or a la carte? Being that 4PM was too early for dinner and we just had lunch, we decided to go for a high tea at Gourmet House.  The interior of the café was tastefully done, it gives you a feeling of space eventhough it’s just a small area.        And the food displays were a sight for the hungry eyes.         We ordered the set for 2 and didn’t know what to expect.  According to the menu, it includes two of either tea or coffee and a three-tier tray of finger sandwiches, cakes and pastries. Sounds promising already. It took a while to bring food but it was a sight to behold.  The cakes and sandwiches were really good and it was a lot more for two people. Another thing, their hot drinks are free-flowing. Price-wise, you’d be hard-pressed to find a high …

Cheap Eats: Bread and Bagels – Left Wing Basement, City Center 

Located at the basement in one of Qatar’s oldest malls, this cute café offers different types of bagels (duh😏) and sandwiches (duh again😒). I ordered a blueberry bagel and iced coffee. The bagel tasted okay but, that’s that. It didn’t have that chewy factor that you’ve come to expect from a bagel.   Their coffee was a different story though. It was nice and strong. I was expecting the bagel to be really good and the coffee to be meh, but it was the other way around. For QR32, it did the job of satisfying my blood sugar but left my taste buds a bit broken hearted (budded?). I’ll try my luck next time with their sandwiches and pizza. Ciao!

JG Sandwich Cellar: Ras Abu Aboud St.(Sana Signal)

Friday. It’s that time of the week for a late morning start and hearty breakfast. Since laziness is the theme of the day, hubby and I decided to eat out instead of dirtying our pans and plates.  The pick for this weekend is JG Sandwich Cellar at Ras Abou Aboud St.. It’s like the British counterpart of Ric’s Kountry Kitchen (and their both in the same area).     Unlike Ric’s, this place wasn’t packed, in fact we were the first ones to come in. But what I like about it is that the design has more character. From the table covers to the framed old newspaper clippings and the paperbacks for your reading, I just loved it. And the food was just was cooked just as you would request it.   All in all, it was a very lovely morning, with a lovely breakfast and served by a lovely staff. Lovely, eh?            It’s worth waking up at 8am for this, trust me.  Enjoy!