There is nothing like a hearty breakfast at the beginning of an early-spring day to stave off the chill and brighten your morning. What’s even better is knowing that your breakfast is made up of the highest quality ingredients, is beneficial to you, and that most of those ingredients are locally sourced. This means that your community benefits from each breakfast bun you bite into, or bowl from which you scoop up hearty ingredients.
Elevation Burger was brought to Kuwait with the purpose of empowering the community. Not just when it comes to finding and supporting home-grown suppliers, but also through empowering customers to make better food choices as well.
Elevation Burger invests a great deal of time and dedication sourcing exactly these ingredients for their organic breakfast menu at the stunning Al-Seif location. The team is adamant to provide a breakfast that perfectly represents Elevation’s commitment to delivering a truly elevated experience, with real quality food choices. They know that how you start your day matters and so came up with the “Create Your Own Breakfast” concept. The Elevation Burger team worked with local French Chef Thierry Vanstenberghe, who helped create the right recipes with specific ingredients to build a convenient and easy, delicious breakfast menu.
The absolutely genius idea behind the breakfast at Elevation Burger is that each person can customize how they put together their individual breakfast experience. From the menu which is printed on 100% recycled-paper, you would firstly choose a base, and then layer toppings and organic add-ons. The beauty behind this experience is that each option you choose has its own creation story.
The Brioche buns are supplied by none other than master baker Miguel Costa, the talent behind the delightful pastries at al Nata. Surprisingly light, yet decadently rich and buttery, these buns are substantial enough to hold any amalgamation of ingredients you care to put together, including the unsalted halloum specially created by Alban Dairy or Elevation Burger’s USDA certified 100% organic beef patty. Add the organic, local vegetables from Kenaneya Farms, an establishment with over a decade of “seed-to-plate” experience, and you get a clearer idea of how much of a dedicated effort goes into each perfect component of the Elevation Burger breakfast experience.
For the more carb-conscious amongst you, these delectable delights may be served and eaten from a bowl, so, sans bun, ensuring a purely protein and vegetable intake to energize you for the day. The breakfast bowl base of grilled hash browns is like no other. The super thin and light potato noodle shavings are grilled to perfection, which you can top with mushrooms, sautéed spinach, rocca, roasted tomatoes; the choice is yours. Add the newest ingredient of free-range, organic egg whites for the more health conscious among you, and you are ready to start your day.
Proving that the effort to find high quality ingredients never stops, Elevation Burger has taken weeks to finalize the recipe for the fresh guacamole sauce now made on site every day in the Al-Seif branch. Prepared with ripe avocado, lemon and coriander, this zingy-fresh topping will wake up your taste-buds!
If you need some extra energy for your morning start, then it is possible to get it from the coffee which is locally supplied by Jumo Coffee. Now, because coffee might not be everyone’s choice drink, the team also sourced the most incredible juices, all of which deserve a taste. Fresh, cold-pressed and all natural, these fruit-packed refreshments are supplied by local concept Juiced. Exclusively available at the Al-Seif location, we loved trying out the signature ‘Sunray’ green juice offering, which is prepared with organic wheatgrass, apples and ginger.
As you approach the majestic Al-Seif location, on the left you can see the greenery of the leafy trees, shrubbery and flowering potted plants that surround the wooden tables, benches and swing. If you listen carefully, you can hear the delightful chirruping of birdsong too. This makes for a wonderful gathering area during the cooler months.
Once there, you can take advantage of the community bikes parked in the corner patio to work up an appetite. If you feel like chilling out, you can lounge under the sun or shade in the outdoor area and enjoy the hip backrgound music. This is the perfect spot for creatives, musicians and artists to come together with an intimate audience. We were delighted to learn that this Spring, there will be a number of music and art events planned at Elevation Burger’s Al-Seif location.
Even the Al-Seif location’s design lends itself to the local community, as renowned and talented local architect Aziz Al-Humaidhi, who happens to be a fan of the brand, approached Elevation Burger for a design project. The result? The majestic Al-Seif location. Moving inside and as you walk down the wooden stairwell into the heart of the restaurant, you can feel how friendly and inviting the space truly is. The basement layout offers a homely vibe, through its use of natural wood and the evergreen potted plants dotted around. The brightness from the massive windows gives a real energy to the surroundings. Look up at the ceiling, and you will notice the sadu-inspired loomed design that artfully weaves together reclaimed-wood slats of blue, white and green. Aziz also focused on illuminating customers to the importance of ingredients, and the use of floor to ceiling windows sheds light on the menu board that reveals all of Elevation Burger’s delightful food offerings.
If you’re planning when to pay this location a visit, we also learned that Elevation Burger Al-Seif is open 24 hours, and breakfast is served from 4 a.m- 11 a.m during weekdays. Currently, the breakfast menu can be exclusively found at the Al-Seif location, where you have an extended service of three additional hours during weekends, as they only stop serving breakfast at 2 p.m.
Today, Elevation Burger Al-Seif stands out as completely unique amongst its seven other locations, and reads like a metaphor on making better food choices in Kuwait. If you’re looking for a different breakfast experience, head to Elevation Burger Al-Seif and use your imagination to ‘create your own’ ultimate breakfast bowl or bun!
Photography by Yousef Al Nasser, Instagram: @Yousefcam.