THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCESM
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES
THE MIDDLE EAST'S NEW TRAVEL MAGAZINE: FOR BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS, HOTELS, THINGS AND EXPERIENCES

These 6 Stunning Cafes in AlUla Will Elevate Your Desert Escape

These cafes in AlUla provide exquisite delicacies as well as picture-perfect backdrops that will instantly elevate your mindset – and socials

Athwifa Saleem

12 February 2024

pink camel cafe alula

AlUla has quickly become one of the most magical escapes in the Middle East – thanks to its ancient ruins, mesmerising desert landscapes and beautiful hotels. Outside of the five-star resort and hotels lies a world of charming, Instagrammable cafes, with AlUla’s coffee culture on the rise. For those looking to add some magic to their trip, Look no further than these captivating cafes in AlUla. Nestled amidst ancient wonders and dramatic landscapes, these spots elevate your coffee ritual beyond the ordinary, offering picture-perfect settings and flavour journeys designed to tantalise your taste buds and social media feed.

WACAFE alula

WACAFE

Seek sanctuary from the desert heat at WACAFE, a hidden gem nestled within the AlUla Oasis. Lush greenery and swaying palm trees create a serene ambience, perfect for unwinding with a cup of artisanal coffee. Savour their healthy bites amidst the tranquil setting, and capture the essence of rejuvenation with photos that inspire wanderlust and a yearning for nature’s embrace. We love the natural interiors and decor – which perfectly match AlUla’s dusty desert terrain and ancient architecture.
Old Town AlUla, @wacafecoffee

Daimumah Cafe setting in AlUla

Daimumah Cafe

Imagine dappled sunlight filtering through palm fronds, casting cool shadows on a spacious wood-decked terrace. Breathe in the fresh air, fragrant with desert blooms and the subtle aroma of brewing coffee. As one of the most beautiful cafes in AlUla, the interiors whisper understated elegance, with natural materials and earthy tones creating a harmonious vibe. Settle into comfortable seating, with colorful cushions, and let the tranquility of the surroundings wash over you. Refresh your palate with their selection of expertly brewed coffees, each cup offering a nuanced flavour profile. Opt for a classic latte under the shade of palm trees, or try their signature iced hibiscus tea, its vibrant colour mirroring the desert blooms around you. Light bites and snacks featuring fresh local ingredients complement your beverage choice, perfect for a midday pick-me-up or a light lunch shared with friends.
Daimumah Oasis, AlUla, experiencealula.com

Pink Camel Pastry Boutique - cafes in alula

Pink Camel Pastry Boutique

Born in Jeddah in 2012, the much-loved Pink Camel Pastry Boutique has opened its doors in AlUla, visiting guests to step into a sugary fairytale. Operating an oasis-to-fork ethos, this is one of the most unique cafes in AlUla, overlooking the lush farmlands of the oasis and with a menu filled with the fresh fruits and vegetables found in AlUla. Delicate floral arrangements and blush pink hues set the stage for an aesthetic feast, which includes freshly squeezed local orange juice and freshly baked croissants. Their intricately designed macarons and decadent cakes are miniature works of art, begging to be photographed and savored.
@pinkcamelksa

best cafes in AlUla - tamoor alula

Tomoor AlUla

Imagine the vibrant bustle of the main road in AlUla’s Old Town, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingling with the sweetness of dates. Tomoor AlUla welcomes you with wonderful setting outdoor seating shaded from the desert sun, inviting you to linger and savour the moment. plush, cushioned chairs are adorned with intricate patterns, their vibrant hues echoing the colours of the dates on display. Sunlight dances through date palms, casting playful shadows on the tables, which have woven placemats and traditional teacups. Diners can sample eight varieties of locally grown dates, each boasting unique textures, and sip on premium Arabic coffee, prepared with traditional methods and served in ornate brass pots. Authentic desserts are also on offer, from delicate pistachio baklava to rich date cake – every bite is a testament to the culinary traditions passed down through generations.
Old Town, AlUla, experiencealula.com, @tomooralulasa

woop! exterior

WOOP!

Much like the name suggests, WOOP! is a space buzzing with laughter and conversation, fragrant by the smell of freshly baked waffles and the sweetness of Madagascar vanilla. The charming space sits in AlUla’s Al Jadida Arts District, home to galleries, boutique shops and with a general fantastic biustle, and serves as a community hub. Guests can take a seat in the mismatched furniture with colourful cushiosna nd enkoy quiory artwork, as they enjoy a meny of vitamin-packed juices, creamy smoothies, and their playful ‘Level’ drinks – where layers of contrasting flavors create a sensory experience in every sip.And of course, for those seeking classic comfort, there’s always freshly brewed coffee and rich hot chocolate waiting to warm your soul.
Al Jadida Arts District, AlUla, experiencealula.com

Moon Shell (temporarily closed)

Embrace the future’s allure at Moon Shell, a sleek, shell-shaped vegan haven with seriously beautiful interiors. Located at Habitas AlUla resort, the space offers panoramic vistas onto the ancient rocks, desert landscape and resort itself, creating a surreal backdrop for every sip. Indulge in their signature lavender latte – purple and fragrant – its delicate aroma complementing the desert breeze.
Habitas AlUla, @moonshell_sa

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