Lunch at Joe’s Cafe Kuwait

By | November 20, 2013

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The long awaited Joe’s cafe finally arrived to the Prestige district of the Avenues mall and opened its doors to eager diners a week ago. Personally, I am not a fan of the Joe’s cafe in London given that I avoid restaurants with more than one table of Arabs like the plague when I travel but passing by the big floor-to-ceiling windows cafe in Kuwait I had to, just had to try it especially since everyone was making plans to go and dine there. Plus, it was a rainy day and rain reminds me of London and what better way to dine on a rainy day than in a cafe all the way from London? Read more »

Breakfast at Karak Gholam

By | October 23, 2013

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My friend and fellow blogger Ansam has been busy lately. A couple of weeks ago she  finally was going to share her love of food with the rest of us with the launch of “Karak Gholam”, Kuwait’s newest Karak cafe where Ansam is a co-owner. Karak is a drink that’s basically tea, milk, sugar, and Indian spices cooked together. Rather, its the equivalent of a spiced chai latte and I’m not sure if Karak is the official Indian name for it but its been forever popular in neighbouring GCC countries like Qatar and the UAE and is currently taking Kuwait by storm.  Read more »

Lunch at Cafe November in KIPCO Tower

By | August 19, 2013

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About a year ago I was in the United Tower in Kuwait City for the first time attending the opening of Upper Crust Pizzeria when I saw a sign for “Cafe November”. November can mean one thing and one thing only, that the distinguished November Bakery is opening up a cafe! If you love and admire the November Bakery as much as I do, you’d know how happy I was when I knew just before Ramadan that they were finally open. Read more »

Things to do in London: The Espresso Room

By | June 5, 2013

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Ever since their opening and winning of Time Out’s best new coffee shop in 2010, I’ve wanted to try the coffee served in The Espresso Room. I never had the chance to do so until recently when I had an hour to kill before an exhibition I was going to in The British Museum so I walked over to the nearby Espresso Room to try, and I’m glad I did. Read more »

Byalah Cafe in The Avenues Souk

By | February 28, 2013

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Sometimes when you are shopping and tired all you want to do is take a break and sit down. Sometimes you might even think to yourself that a cup of tea would be nice but you don’t want to go into a cafe and stand in line and order and and etc. Last week while shopping in the Avenues I was in the traditional Souk section when suddenly I had Read more »

Picture of the Week: Milk Bottles

By | July 2, 2012

One of the things I love about the summers of my childhood I spent in the UK were the Milk Bottles. The moment we arrive my father would arrange for us to have two fresh milk bottles placed on our doorstep every morning. I love the milkman, and those curved glass bottles of cold,creamy, impossibly white milk. A big fan of milk myself, imagine that milk used for your cereal, or in bechamel sauce, or infused with cardamom for breakfast? Lipsmacking.

Of course in Kuwait we have no milkman. Or good milk for that matter. That was the case until last year Alban Dairy came into the picture and began producing quality dairy products. Their milk is almost as good as milk you’d drink abroad. The other day I was in the newly opened Alban Dairy cafe (post) when I saw these milk bottles and began fantasizing about having our very own milkman in Kuwait leaving us delicious milk in glass bottles as are those every morning. Why not? We can dream, everything is possible, mo?