9 cool cafes to grab a coffee in Riyadh

9 cool cafes to grab a coffee in Riyadh

Looking for a chilled cappuccino or a high-octane hit of caffeine? Here is a list of cafes you should check out
25 October 23
Coolest Cafes in Riyadh

Whether you're a local resident searching for a fresh place to hang out or you're a visitor in town to immerse yourself in the excitement of Riyadh Season 2023, there's one thing that transcends boundaries and brings people together: coffee.

And let's be honest, its also a daily necessity.

Riyadh, the vibrant heart of Saudi Arabia, boasts an array of stylish and inviting coffee shops, making it the perfect destination for coffee enthusiasts and those looking for a casual cafe to chill in.

These coffee spots aren't just about caffeine; they offer unique experiences and flavours that should definitely find a place on your must-visit list.

So, whether you're in the mood for a cozy corner to work or unwind, a bustling social scene, or someplace in between, Riyadh's coffee shops have something special brewing for everyone.

Cacti Cafe

Cacti Cafe has two locations in Riyadh, and can be found in Al Quds and the Qurtubah branch is open 24 hours a day. Aesthetically pleasing and architecturally interesting, Cacti Cafe is the ideal location for anyone seeking a caffeinated sanctuary.


Dear You

Noted as a favourite spot for studying or working with a delicious coffee in hand, Dear You is located in the As Sulimaniyah district of the capital.


Elite Cup Roasters

Moody and interesting, the interiors of Elite Cup Roasters only lend themselves to the unique ambiance of the roastery-cum-cafe in An Nuzhah.



A relatively new spot on Olaya St, Enekas opened in June and has been a hotspot ever since.


Elixir Bunn

An independent, home-grown Saudi brand, Elixir Bunn is a gorgeous cafe to meet your friends and grab a flavourful coffee, made with beans roasted on-site. Perfection.


Hi Saudi

Modern aesthetics meets coffee perfection, with three locations, Hi Saudi is another great destination for anyone with a passion for a good cafe (and tasty snacks).


Inner Circle

Inner Circle offers an array of speciality coffees, in the surrounds of traditional, textured and tactile furniture pieces.


Nooa Saudi

Expect modern and chic interiors alongside a wide selection of delicious drinks in the heart of the Laysen Valley.


So Matcha

Utterly Instagrammable, So Matcha serves up some of the city's best matcha drinks alongside other cute caffeinated options.