For those of you in Riyadh this cafe may be an old favorite, but for us here in Jeddah it is a new gem. The french inspired cafe is located in the new swanky Prestige Mall on King Abdul Aziz Street and has become very popular. Making our way there for Friday brunch was only expected. The cafe is beautifully decorated and the seating area for families is perfectly arranged in 3 sections including an outside terrace, glass pane lower level and view admiring upper level. The menu for breakfast/ brunch is pretty varied including french toast to shakshouka (Arabic egg dish). Read more
Finding out that you are pregnant may it be a surprise or something you having been anticipating for a while opens up a brand new world of all things pregnancy related. This post is to address the most basic and early things many of us encounter when we find out we’re pregnant while living in Saudi Arabia.
Just look at those pancakes, seriously could you really resist. As you may already know I am a frequent FOURSQUARE user, I can be on it for hours searching, reading and exploring all the restaurants in my neighborhood, city and even sometimes country, I can tell you that 9 out 10 times I would have checked the reviews on FOURSQUARE before deciding to eat at a restaurant or not. Anyhow, once I returned to Jeddah the first thing I looked up what breakfast spots (it’s a Friday tradition) and of course these delectable mini pancakes popped out at me. That is what lead us to Maison de Zaid this past Friday. Read more
There is a very misleading attitude amongst women when it comes to pregnancy, which is only made stronger by the Internet in my opinion. The idea of women being these superhero figures that nurture and grow a baby within their bodies for 9 long months only makes them seem even more mystical. The endless blogs, magazines, books and Instagram accounts praising woman for their ability and strength; while looking radiant and put together has made it near impossible to relate to the REALITY of being pregnant.
One of the newer places to eat here in Jeddah has become the cafe/eatery type restaurants. Basically very cutely decorated dining atmospheres that serve up all the things a cafe would have, so extensive coffee and tea menus, as well as huge glass cases filled with delectable pastries and desserts. They often have a good sized breakfast/lunch menu that can be easily eaten throughout the day; an assortment of soups, sandwiches, salads etc. Read more