Jeddah’s culinary scene reflects its varied landscape, offering a range of flavors, especially when it comes to the most important meal of the day: breakfast. Here are some of the finest spots for breakfast in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia‘s cool Red Sea beach city, from French-inspired feasts and East-meets-West cuisine to a vegan favourite and local kitchen run by women.
The best spots for breakfast in Jeddah in 2024
Breakfast served: 8 AM onwards
Inspired by the art of French patisserie, Myra is a place where joy and flair are blended with a touch of modern sophistication. Led by the renowned Pastry Chef Jonas Plangger, who honed his skills at The Dorchester in London, Myra emerges as a surprising fusion of essential French delicacies and dazzling innovations. With a variety of options from sweet temptations to savory sensations that enchant the palate, Myra invites guests to indulge in their lavish and original creations throughout the day, especially for breakfast. Myra’s team bakes fresh cakes and viennoiseries every day, combining traditional methods with contemporary twists. Boasting a diverse breakfast menu, Myra delivers crispy croissants, sumptuous pastries, and savory treats to please the taste buds, from ‘The Omelette Babka’ to ‘Croissant Benedict’.
Maison De Zaid (Dar Zaid)
Breakfast served: from 7 AM
Located in the city’s Rawdah District, Maison De Zaid is known across the city for its hearty Italian classics and cakes, but the breakfast is pretty impressive, too. Inspired by European classics, with a big dose of Middle Eastern extravagance, the menu includes delicate eggs Benedict nestled on truffle brioche, or decadent pancakes drizzled with rosewater and pistachios. The dining room itself is elegant and airy with crystal chandeliers and velvet chairs, making this a great spot for an occasion breakfast in Jeddah.
Breakfast served: from 7 AM
Bustling with energy and with industrial-style interiors and plenty of greenery, American restaurant Marmalade offers a fusion of wholesome and creative East-meets-West flavours. The cafe focuses specifically on brunch, so as one would expect, the menu is vast and diverse (make sure to try its namesake Marmalade). Dive into shakshuka benedict, a fusion of North African tomato stew and creamy poached eggs, indulge in the caramel French toast or savour the “e.g.y.”, a marriage of Greek yoghurt and red peppers on a sesame bagel. This spot pulsates with the city’s youthful spirit, perfect for those seeking a vibrant morning buzz.
Al Murjan, Jeddah, @marmalade.sa
Breakfast served: From 8 AM
With a motto of ‘your home away from home,’ this award-winning local, women-led restaurant by chef Amal Fakeih offers Saudi flavours in cosy and comforting environment. Their signature Shakshouka, Steak Benedict, Apple Pancakes and Labneh Toast with sun-dried tomatoes are favourites amongst those who have dined there, and it’s not uncommon for breakfast goers to stay long into the afternoon with their laptops, a pot of coffee and sampling their lunch menu.
Al Yamamah, @extseventeen
Urth Caffe Le Prestige
Breakfast served: All Day
A slice of California cool nestled in the heart of Jeddah, Urth Caffe is a sanctuary for health-conscious gourmands with plenty of vegan and wellness-focused options. The Saudi-born health eatery boasts a handful of outposts across the country (and one in Dubai), all emulating the feel of an earthy, nature-inspired cafe with plenty of trees and greenery. Indulge in organic oatmeal studded with berries, or savour their signature granola bowls bursting with superfoods. The aroma of freshly brewed coffee adds an invigorating touch, making it the perfect fuel for a day of exploration.
King Abdulaziz Branch Rd; urthcaffe.sa, @urthcaffesaudi
Breakfast served: Weekdays from 6 AM, Weekends from 8 AM
This trendy KSA-born specialty café and roastery is one of the most sought-after morning spots in the city. The interiors here are remarkably stylish (envision exposed brick walls, a custom coffee bar, and plenty of statement ceiling lights) and the baristas are coffee-devoted experts. The breakfast menu boasts wholesome options such as honey, raisin, and grated coconut-topped porridge, and fresh fruit platters as well as indulgent dishes like the fried chicken and waffles and the ultimate breakfast of champions: the breakfast burger.
Prince Saud Al-Faizal Street, Al-Khalidiyah; brew92.com, @brew92cafe
Patisserie Sucré Salé
Breakfast served: From 8 AM
This snug yet vibrant café has been a favourite since the ‘90s. Many milk cakes and celebratory sweets have emerged from Patisserie Sucré Salé; however, if you’re not frequenting here for their breakfast offerings, you are missing out. Be sure to order their signature Mama’s breakfast platter, chimichurri eggs, or their sought-after buttermilk pancakes. The menu accommodates dietary restrictions, with gluten-free and vegan treats available upon request.
Ar Rawdah, @sucresale_jeddah
Wayan and Maddi
Inspired by the beachy lifestyle and sea breezes of Bali, Wayan and Maddi offers a delicious – and affordable – range of dishes for a fabulous breakfast in Jeddah. Designed to awaken the sense and set guests up for the day, the bright, breezy and modern space serves creative twists on classic breakfast dishes, like a Ban Scramble Truffle croissant, the unique Brie Roast with Nuts (melted brie, sweet nuts, rosewater, honey and berries) and lots of sandwiches and flatbreads (plus fresh juices and great coffee).
Al Muhammadiyah; wayanmaddi.com, @wayanandmaddi/
Breakfast served: From 7 AM
Treat yourself to the international Saudi fusion breakfast menu at Brioché, a restaurant established by a group of friends and the place for a comforting, baked breakfast in Jeddah. The menu, designed by chef Hakim Bagabas, features a range of flavours from around the world, using fresh ingredients and homemade brioché buns. Get ready for a delightful experience and enjoy hearty dishes such as truffle Benedict, shakshouka Benedict, steak and eggs or, if you are feeling adventurous, opt for their signature sandwiches such as Briggs (Brisket burnt ends with guacamole, yellow cheddar cheese, and a sunnyside up), Bacon and Egg Scrambled Burrito. You can also enjoy their varieties of French toast or the platters of international cheese or Arabic with dips and smoked fava beans.
3127 Alkayyal, Ar Rawdah,@brioche_sa
L’Avenue KSA is straight from the streets of Montreal, Canada, bringing with it classic French-Canadian cuisine (and its famously hearty portions). Located in a trendy new complex in AL Andalus, the new Red Sea outpost has all the classics like poutine (for those wanting fries, cheese curds and gravy for breakfast), farm omelettes, huge scramblers and towering stacks of American pancakes. Dishes are comforting, portions are generous, and guests dine in a modern dining room with graffiti walls and industrial-style furnishings.
Al Andalus; @lavenueksa