DKSA’s top picks for pick-me-ups this season.
The last few years in Sharqiya saw an abundance of new coffee shops, serving as a social nexus for people to hang out and spend time together. Here are DKSA’s top picks and must-try coffee shops this season:
An art hub in Dhahran serving specialty coffee. They have a rather minimalistic interior design in which they incorporate elements of art through paintings and stencils. They are located on the second floor of Dwan Mall and often host musical nights such as oud night.
Location: Dist, Al Amir Muhammed bin Fahad Rd, Al Qusur, Dhahran
Yakah is an Arabic musical key that refers to the lowest tone in a singer’s range determined by their lowest pitch.
When you first enter Crafter, you are taken away by its fantastic design. The central coffee station is the leading hook for this space, accentuated with a soft color palette. Their outdoor seating area is filled with green plants and has a similar theme to that of the interiors.
Location: Sultan Square – Prince Turki St, Al Khobar
THEMEWORK MAKES THE DREAM WORK
The “It” place in the Eastern Province. Recognized for their immense vinyl collection, they are also considered the music hub of Sharqiya where almost all musical gigs happen. They also house a variety of retro arcades and board games to enjoy while having your cup of coffee, or as they call it, “Brain juice.” Bohemia art cafe also buys and sells vinyl if you’re looking to add to your collection or make some cash from your old stash.
Location: Al Bandariyah, Al Khobar
Be on the lookout for their open mics.
Still in its soft opening, Imagine Lounge has two-dimensional interior design that makes you feel like you stepped inside a comic book. They even have an elevator that looks two-dimensional. They have a great food selection alongside hot and cold beverages to complete your experience.
Location: P Prince Turkey Street, Alkurnaish, Al Khobar
YOUR FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD CAFE
A neighborhood coffee shop with an intimate and cozy interior, perfectly designed to accommodate study/work sessions. With great coffee and friendly staff, Piccolo ticks the boxes for the ideal neighborhood cafe for people to enjoy within the barriers of their space. They also have great deals for ground coffee on the go.
Location: Dhahran Jubail Expy, Al Faisaliyah, Dammam