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Here at Qatar Living we appreciate breakfast as the most important meal of the day (not counting dessert, at any time!) so we've thrown together a quick list of some of the best breakfast spots in Doha.
We haven't got them all here, folks, but these are our some of our team favorites in terms of food, service and ambience.
7. Shakespeare & Co.
The café restaurant represents the core of our business. Shakespeare and Co. is a place you can go with friends, colleagues, and family, to enjoy a good meal and relax, knowing there’s always something to look forward to on the menu.
While every restaurant is distinctly “Shakespearean”, each location is unique in terms of colors, décor and layout.
Shakespeare and Co. is proud to have been conceived and developed in Dubai in 2001.We are now one of the most reputable homegrown brand in the F&B industry with 36 stores across the emirates.
From a prime location within Dubai, a warehouse facility houses the company’s centralized patisserie and kitchen operations where all ordering, receiving, and shipping is coordinated. It also houses the Design department workshop featuring a team specializing in paint, carpentry and upholstery, as well as a dedicated graphic design studio. Furniture and fixtures in all our restaurants, including franchises, as well as printed materials, are all produced in-house.
Be sure to download their mobile app for Android or iphone.
6. Ric’s Kountry Kitchen
Ric's has been around for AGES! It's still one of the only places to get breakfast at a great price. Their menu has both breakfast and lunch/dinner foods on it, but you can order the breakfast items at any time.
Southern American cooking, slight diner atmosphere (but not like Johnny Rockets!), BIG portions, 2-3 soups of the day, plus a few dessert specialties daily too.
They get crowded on the weekends for breakfast so if you're not there by 9:30, expect a wait to get a table.
ic’s Kountry Kitchen, wedged unobtrusively near Al Meera supermarket in Umm Ghuwailina, may not inspire confidence from the get-go if judged by its exterior.
What you may be confident of though, is the wholesome, satisfying quality of the food and service at this quaint little place. Known primarily for its generous, American-style breakfast menu, Ric’s also serves up some excellent burgers, sandwiches, soups, desserts, Mexican dishes, chili and yes, gumbo.
One of the best things about Ric’s old-style Texan theme is the free refill option for ice tea, lemonade, coffee and hot tea. Breakfast items are available into the late afternoon, with everything from Texas toast to American-style biscuits, blueberry pancakes and omelettes on offer. Root beer floats are also on offer, and live up to the diner’s American origins.
Ric’s is open all week from 6 AM till 10 PM.
Address: Beside Al Meera, Ras Abu Aboud Street, Umm Ghuwailina, Doha.
5. Santa Monica Breakfast Club
Santa Monica Breakfast Club is designed to encompass vibrant colors, cozy seating arrangements and a reading corner, to help guests forget about work stress, kick back and socialize amongst friends. With a rich variety of breakfast and southern Californian dishes, Santa Monica Breakfast Club will transport the essence of the iconic LA County, known to boast a friendly, social, open-minded environment and a healthy living mentality.
Created in Canada over 20 years ago, the brand has already made its way to the UAE with a popular franchise located in Dubai. In fact many of Qatar’s expats who are acquainted with the Dubai restaurant scene are waiting with anticipation for Eggspecation Doha to open its doors.
The Eggspectation brand calls their concept ‘le cirque des œufs’ for an all-day culinary experience. It is a unique concept of focusing on Eggs to create old favourites and new Eggspectation signature items. But don’t be fooled into thinking it is all about the Eggs, as there are a variety of dining items on the menu to appease all tastes.
An Eggspectation menu is Eggstensive(!) with Crepes, Omelettes, Sandwiches, Salads and Pasta. There is also Steak, Chicken, Seafood. Whilst fresh juices and the usual hot beverages are also available.
Originally opened in Montreal, Canada back in 1993, Eggspectation has already made a mark worldwide with multiple locations across North America, India, Dubai and now Qatar. There are plans for an additional two Eggspectation restaurants to be opened in Qatar over the next 24 months.
Eggspectation is located at Building 10 Unit 58, Al Hambra Street, Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar.
3. Market Doha
Market Doha is inspired by Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s concept of the “hotel as a home” and extends to the restaurant as a casual family kitchen. The menu features dishes inspired by the “greatest hits” of classic Jean-Georges Vongerichten cuisine emphasizing comfort and creativity allowing guests to try new flavor combinations and explore spices from other regions, all while remaining close to home.
Located in Doha's Gulf Mall, IHOP, officially known as the International House of Pancakes, is an American multinational pancake house/diner-style table service restaurant chain that specializes in breakfast foods. While IHOP's focus is on breakfast foods, it also offers a menu of lunch and dinner items.
Sunday - Wednesday 8AM–11PM
Phone: 4452 9634
1. Quick Bites
Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can take your pick at Quick Bites. There’s something to satisfy every palate, from their coffee culture to freshly baked bread and mouth-watering homemade ice-cream counter.
You can choose from our wide range of breakfast items, healthy choices of sandwiches and salads, fresh pastries, pastas, mouthwatering oven baked flat breads or come for a cup of coffee or fresh juice!
Join the Easter celebrations with your kids for their treasure hunt and Easter egg decorating workshop at Quick Bites.
*Prior Registration Required.
Timings : 24 & 31 March | 4pm - 6pm Price : QR95 Inclusive of snacks and refreshments buffet
Cover image - Shutterstock; inline image 1 - Trip Advisor, 2 - Time Out Doha, 3 - Santa Monica Breakfast Club/Facebook, 4 - Qatar Living, 5 - marketkitchen.com, 6 - IHOP, 7 - Trip Advisor.