Fancy a cup of coffee? Or maybe you’re feeling hungry and you want to tuck into something truly delicious, be it light or substantial. Majnoon Qahwa just might be your one-stop spot to cater to all your needs.
When we say all your needs, we do mean every single one of them, starting with ambiance. This eatery is tastefully packed with whimsical décor boasting a classic Middle Eastern look melded with pops of modern European Art-Deco to compliment the concept’s quiet fusion ethos. It has fun framed posters telling stories about the conception of coffee and even pays homage to its name by dubbing their bathrooms “Majnoon” for the men and “Majnooneh” for women.
It is also quite large, with three large levels filled with enough seating for many different groups of patrons to enjoy, no matter the purpose of their visit. What’s great about these levels is that each one of them serves a different vibe, yet there are no restrictions to how each level can be enjoyed.
The ground floor greets you with warmth, promising a wonderful experience at this café bistro. With ceiling-to-floor windows flooding the room with light, shining upon the inviting and vast bar of freshly baked pastries and cakes on offer, along with the specialty coffee that is roasted daily in their signature roasting center, which is on full display. Through the roasting center, Majnoon Qahwa controls the roasting process from A to Z, crafting in-house blends to elevate your coffee experience to the fullest, and the smell of beans roasting by expert roasters is enough to have you craving cup after cup of different concoctions.
The middle floor, which you can reach via the restaurant’s built-in personal elevator, shows that this establishment is one of the few places in Kuwait where you could frequent for the purposes of dining, kicking back, and actually getting work done. Their second floor provides many tables adorned with books for reading pleasure. Upstairs tables also have USB ports and outlets, inviting computers and phones to be plugged in to charge.
And of course, you must not miss the opportunity to take the elevator up to the breathtaking rooftop terrace. With its retractable roof accommodating seasonal change in weather, this area offers a relaxing environment to enjoy while you’re sipping away and enjoying the spectacular view: the crystal blue strip of the Arabian gulf overlooking the lush greenery of the elusive Messilah area, where the eatery is housed.
The charm of Majnoon Qahwa lies in their coffees. Paying homage to the region’s appreciation for fine coffee, this cafe offers many different fresh varieties. Arabic coffee, Bedouin styled coffee, and Draft coffee served straight from a draft tap in the form of a pint, are on offer, as well as classic forms such as the loved Americano and cafe latte styles. It is also important to mention that what makes the Majnoon Qahwa standard of coffee stand out is the fresh, in-house roasting process ensuring that the appreciaton for truly good coffee isn’t wavered.
Their menu is on the smaller side, but offers sweet, savory and eclectic options that range from breakfast, lunch and dinner options, and of course – bites that can be enjoyed all day long. Breakfast consists of classic indulgences such as eggs, served in a variety of ways: fried your style, or Copenhagen inspired benedicts – to name a few. They also have sweeter breakfast items, (and lest we forget the healthy superfood granola!) like Salted Caramel and Cinnamon Apple French Toast and Belgian Waffle with Strawberry and Vanilla Whipped Cream.
Everything else on their menu is served all day, starting with Manaeesh – a Jordanian favorite that the region embraces as a preferred light meal, regardless of time. Appetizers are internationally inspired, with items such as Burrata, Fried Cumin Squid and Shatta, and Shish Tawouk Skewers. With these appetizers alone, you can travel around the world in a matter of bites! Mains come as classic comfort food, with a twist. Feeling carby? They have different types of hearty sandwiches to satisfy your cravings! But the mains – where do we begin? Beautifully seasoned Lamb Chops accompanying an innovative fusion of Middle Eastern and Italian, a pilaf of Freekeh Risotto – perfectly spiced and deliciously paired with meat so tender, it falls off the bone. As for desserts, you can choose from a variety of pastries and cakes by the slice to finish your Majnoon Qahwa experience on a sweet note.
With so many options to choose from, this caffeinated playground is prepared to meet all of your needs, and guarantee you to have a good time, a productive time, or at the very least, have you leaving satisfied and buzzed after having consumed good, fresh coffee and even fresher food.
Majnoon Qahwa is located at The Spot, off of 6th ring road near the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa. Follow them for the latest updates on Instagram @majnoon_qahwakw.