Jeddah, Saudi Arabia‘s vibrant Red Sea port city, is rapidly becoming a haven for coffee aficionados. Beyond the traditional Arabic coffee rituals, a thriving speciality coffee scene has emerged, offering meticulously crafted brews and a captivating ambience. Whether you’re a die-hard latte lover or a pour-over purist, Jeddah has a cafe waiting to delight your taste buds along with your eyeballs. Here are 12 stunning Jeddah cafes with speciality coffee and stand-out interiors to enjoy this year.
Immerse yourself in Saudi coffee culture at Bafarat Cafe, where tradition and modernity intertwine. Sunlight streams through the spacious interior, highlighting pops of vibrant colour that dance across the timeless design. Breathe in the rich aroma of freshly brewed specialty coffee, infused with the delicate notes of saffron and cardamom – a true homage to the region’s heritage, served in the iconic dallah for an authentic experience. Whether seeking a sunlit escape or a vibrant introduction to Saudi coffee customs, Bafarat Cafe promises a sophisticated journey for your senses.
Al Abud, Ar Rawdah, @bafaratcafe
A homegrown Saudi concept with multiple branches across the country, Camel Step Cafe in Jeddah offers a modern, welcoming atmosphere. Their passion lies in sourcing the finest coffee beans and ensuring every cup is a sensory delight. Choose from a variety of brewing methods, including espresso, pour-over, and cold brew, alongside delicious pastries and light bites. Some branches even offer outdoor seating, perfect for enjoying the Jeddah weather.
Abdulrahman aldakhel street, @camelstep, camelstep.com
This cafe, roaster, bakery, chocolate artisan, and ice cream shop offers a multi-sensory experience that will delight your taste buds and your eyes. Located in the heart of Jeddah’s historical Ar Rawdah district, Meraki Artisan has a traditional exterior, with exposed brick walls and wooden accents, but step inside, and you’re greeted with neutrals, greenery and a thriving modern atmosphere. Enjoy their speciality coffee, roasted in-house from carefully selected green beans, alongside freshly baked pastries, handcrafted chocolates, or decadent ice cream, all made with high-quality ingredients and meticulous craftsmanship. Whether you prefer hot or cold drinks, or sweet or savoury treats, you will find something to suit your mood and preference from their extensive menu.
Ar Rawdah, @merakicoffee
Nestled in the heart of Jeddah’s Ar Rawdah district, GoodHood Cafe is a cultural hub where coffee lovers can immerse themselves in a vibrant and eclectic atmosphere. The cafe boasts a spacious and elegant interior, dotted with comfortable furniture, natural light and lush greenery. It also showcases a curated selection of vinyl records and art pieces, reflecting the cafe’s creative flair. No matter what your mood or preference, you will find a drink to delight your senses from their extensive coffee menu. From creamy iced mocha and indulgent Spanish latte to wholesome matcha, every sip is a treat. Pair your drink with their delicious and wholesome food offerings, such as cookie cake, cheesecake, banana cake, and more.
Ar Rawdah, @goodhood.sa
Inspired by French patisserie, Myra is one of the most refined Jeddah cafes – led by the renowned Pastry Chef Jonas Plangger who honed his skills at The Dorchester in London. In playful and almost retrofuturist purple and white interiors, guests can enjoy a variety of options of sweets and savouries (Myra’s team bakes fresh cakes and viennoiseries every day, combining traditional methods with contemporary twists). With a focus on pastries, Myra also provides a complementary array of drinks and treats to satisfy cravings day or night, including artisanal coffee, premium teas, cold-pressed juices, and protein shakes. The drive-through pastry counter is open until midnight and for those who desire these scrumptious treats on the go, Myra features a Click & Collect service.
7750 Hira St, Ash Shati District, myra.sa, @myra.ksa
This trendy KSA-born café and roastery is one of the most sought-after Jeddah cafes. The interiors here are remarkably stylish (exposed brick walls, a custom coffee bar, and plenty of statement ceiling lights) and the baristas are coffee-devoted experts, offering a wide range of options, from single-origin beans to signature blends, roasted on-site and brewed with different methods. Brew92 also has a mouthwatering menu of pastries, sandwiches, salads, and desserts, making it a perfect spot to indulge your taste buds.
Prince Saud Al-Faizal Street, Al-Khalidiyah; brew92.com, @brew92cafe
Urth Caffe Le Prestige
Urth Caffe is a slice of California cool in the heart of Jeddah, offering a variety of vegan and wellness-focused options for health-conscious gourmands. The café is known for its organic quality ingredients, beautiful presentation, and stunning interior. The café features plenty of trees and greenery, creating an earthy, nature-inspired vibe. The baristas at Urth Caffe are passionate about coffee, and they offer a wide range of options, from single-origin beans to signature blends, roasted on-site and brewed with different methods.
King Abdulaziz Branch Rd; urthcaffe.sa, @urthcaffesaudi
OverDose is a luxurious industrial-style coffee house and bakery with monochrome geometric rattan seating, marble tables and wooden accents and features a wide range of heart-warming hot beverages or refreshing iced coffee drinks, made with the finest ingredients and expert craftsmanship. It is also a destination for Specialty Batch Coffee, a brand that elevates coffee to a work of art. Working exclusively with traceable, specialty-graded coffee from farms across South America, Central America and Africa, the team roasts to order in small batches, allowing time to focus on the finer details of each order. The outcome is magnificent coffee that would satisfy even the most stringent of coffee connoisseurs. And to complement your coffee, OverDose offers a variety of delicious baked goods, from croissants and muffins to cakes and pies.
Ash Cafe & Roastery
This bi-level cafe leans into a dark academic aesthetic, where textured surfaces and rich, dark woods weave a tapestry of warmth and intimacy. Think exposed brick walls adorned with captivating artwork, and plush armchairs. Ash isn’t just about it’s unique space – they have great coffee too. Each cup is carefully made and full of flavour. They also have yummy treats that look great on Instagram, plus healthy snacks for a balanced choice.
Prince Sultan Branch Rd, An Nahdah,@ashcafes
TBLND transports you to a minimalist Moroccan haven: think sunlit arches lining the walls, warm inviting light, and comfy seating, all creating a unique cafe experience. Their coffee is like an alchemist’s dream, boasting complex flavours perfectly brewed, while their cakes are masterpieces in themselves. It’s more than just a cafe; it’s a sanctuary for those seeking beauty, peace, and a touch of indulgence.
Plaza, Al Yamamah, As Salamah, @tblndsa
Nestled in the heart of Al Andalus, Locals Cafe has stood the test of time, a year-round favourite for locals who pile in to socialise and enjoy great coffee. Its sun-drenched patio, perpetually abuzz with life, speaks volumes about its status as a beloved neighbourhood haunt. Beyond the vibrant energy, the cafe offers a slice of peace in the city. Curl up with a second-hand book from their charming collection, enjoy the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and indulge in simple delights – from melt-in-your-mouth cookies to perfectly crafted cappuccinos. Whether seeking a quiet escape or lively social connection, Locals Cafe effortlessly caters to all moods, proving that sometimes, the most sophisticated experiences are found in the everyday.
Al Andalus, @locals_cafe.sa
This sleek neighbourhood Jeddah cafe captivates with its dual nature as a bustling coffee haven and curated art space. The intricate attention to detail is evident in every corner, from crafted coffee brews to the tempting array of baked goods. Whether seeking a productive workspace amidst the stylish crowd, sipping an iced Americano, snacking on avocado toast, or catching up with friends over coffee as the sun sets, Sculpture Cafes caters to every mood.
Al Andalus, @sculpture.sa