We’ve all heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. So why keep it simple? Check out these exquisite breakfast joints in Jeddah for a satisfying start to your day.
During breakfast hours you could find yourself in the middle of an onerous task to get a table; that’s how popular it is. Arabian breakfast is a must-try here, the shakshooka, fool and Haloumi sandwich stand out. Their non-Saudi breakfast items are toothsome as well (the chocolate pancake and waffles are exquisite). Instead of coffee, end your breakfast here with Adani tea. This savory drink will make up for a good change. F6or Faris has rewritten the way breakfast joints operate in the city and it won’t be a surprise to see other similar local brands pop up anytime soon on the same lines.
Mugg & Bean
An ideal place for catching up on your emails before you head to work or review your tasks for the day all while enjoying a luscious breakfast. Most of their popular breakfast dishes feature eggs, so if you are one of those types that need eggs in your breakfast, you’ll be in your zone at Mugg & Bean (Eggs Benedict is a must for you). And in case you don’t want to have eggs for breakfast, then you can always try out their chicken sandwiches and/or their succulent Apple Banana Pie. They also have unlimited coffee refills, what more could one want for breakfast?!
Tired of American or Arabian breakfasts, then this quintessential French bakery and café is a must-try for you. The names on the menu are a bit hard to pronounce, but then again who cares about the names, the food is the reason you are there. No? They serve a complementary basket of bread during breakfast. If you happen to have a sugar tooth, then this place will make you feel like Charlie on his trip to the Chocolate Factory; there are just so many dishes on the sweeter side to choose from (words can’t describe the awesomeness of its chocolate tart).
Plenty of mouthwatering syrups along with typical American breakfast dishes served in large portions is what one can expect at this American franchise. Omelets, pancakes, crepes, French toasts – IHOP has it all. And if by any chance any of the dishes don’t match your expectations then you can always count on the sugary syrups to make up for a scrumptious breakfast.
This café has an amazing breakfast offering – anyone who has tried it can testify to that. Enjoy your breakfast while looking at the sea from the floor to ceiling glass wall. The food served here is a delectable mix of Arab and Western favorite breakfast meals. Plus, the food served is very pleasing to look it -the presentation is spot on. And while you are there don’t miss out on its fresh juices.
Located right in the business district of Khalediyah, Kalila is a popular spot as a breakfast joint amongst the working class. Boasting of an extensive menu, the dishes at Kalila are well-presented and the strong flavors from the Levant region give traditional meals a nice flavorsome touch. They also have Western favorites as well. With a nice ambiance and decent crowd this is the perfect place to start your day.
Offering unparalleled views of the Red Sea, this classy café is the kind of place where you won’t mind it even if the food is not great. But, luckily at Capuccino the food is great as well. It has a Mediterranean touch to it (considering the brand originated in Majorca, Spain). The prices are on the higher end, so it’s for those who are willing to splurge on breakfast. Their Indian tea is a must-try. In case you’re a coffee person then try their cold cappuccino. Another worthy of mention is their lemon juice, which is absolutely refreshing, helping you kick off your day with a renewed zest.
If you are curious about what you might find in a French patisserie? Brioche Dorée in Arab Mall is the place to be. It is perfect for breakfast because it offers a wide selection of sandwiches. Whether you want cheese, eggs, beef or chicken, you will find that with a variety of bread as well. However, what makes this place very special is its selection of cakes or gateaux to be more specific. All are typical French with the signature Mille Feuilles (custard filled puff pastry), white chocolate tart and mouth watering raspberry and chocolate tart that would look perfect for a food shot on Instagram.
Yet another magnificent breakfast spot nestled in Arab Mall and also Jeddah airport. Simit Sarayi, the Turkish restaurant/bakery, is probably best known for its sesame-covered bagels. Buns that are filled in plain cheese (white or yellow) or cheese with olives along with fresh boreks are also available. The fresh smell of baked goods will engulf you in a warm and pleasant mood. Of course all these goodies would taste even better with tea.
The Bagel Bar
This is not just your normal coffee bar, it has a lot more to offer. Located on Rawdah Street, The Bagel Bar, as the name reveals, has a variety of bagels ranging from ones filled with Philadelphia cheese to chicken and beef. Enjoy their wraps and their paninies stuffed with any of the bagel fillings. To top it all off, have a cup of Irish coffee that is specially roasted for you. Their website features the calories their dishes contains in what they call a “nutritional breakdown”, especially in the panini and toasties’ sections.
If you make the decision to have a fancy breakfast in a sophisticated place that will dazzle you with its magnificent decor and delicious food, then you have decided to visit none other than Tao. Tao, at Bougainvillea Plaza, offers delicious breakfast selections. For those with a sweet tooth, the pancakes, waffles, and French toast are the way to go. If you would like to deviate from sweet dishes and more into savory ones, try their Egg Benedict. Breakfast starts from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. except on Saturdays where it is until 2.
Shobak puts a twist on the traditional idea of pies. The restaurant has managed to establish a large fan base due to its new and modern taste. All the pies are perfected using the “shobak” aka the wooden rolling pin, hence the name. Widely known pies such as those with cheese or spinach are available, however Shobak brings all that is new to the table with cauliflower pies, mushroom and for some sweetness, halawa tahini, and that is only to name a few. It also presents you with a selection of wraps such as the tuna or the cauliflower and hummus one. You can visit Shobak in Aziz Mall, Salam Mall or Khaldiya.
On Tahalia Street you will come across a great place with a unique menu of flavorful dishes, CookShop is your breakfast stop. If you crave a hot plate of eggs, why not try the spicy egg dish. If you want to add some veggies to your eggs choose the one with spinach or pick out the Turkish dish Menemen with eggs, onions and green pepper. The fried sausage is the dish to kick start your day. If you are looking for a variety of meals, go for their breakfast platter containing, Ezine cheese, string cheese, aged yellow cheese, grilled Halloumi cheese, cheddar cheese, spicy Turkish sausage, veal, boiled egg, black olive, honey, milk cream, jam, Nutella, cucumber and Turkish black tea.
Loved the burgers? Then you’ll love the McMuffins as well. Lip-smacking eggs, flavorsome sausages, crisp bread – what a start to the day. And ever since they started serving their world renowned coffee at their outlets in Jeddah, it propelled McDonalds in the big league with the city’s other favorite breakfast joints.
Jeddah seems to be in love with American breakfasts and that is why perhaps they make up most of Jeddawis favorite breakfast spots. American Corner is a typical American joint and once inside you’ll feel like you’re sitting in a restaurant in the States. If you are looking for a hearty breakfast then this is the place for you to be at. The pancake platter is highly recommended.
Though it does not offer many items to choose from, the ones offered are flavorsome and come with good prices. There are various breakfast meals that you can choose from depending on your taste. The breakfast items are similar to what one can expect at typical American fast food joints. The well-priced waffles are noteworthy here.