Located in Shaab Al Bahary and partially set on a terrace, Ryoog is the perfect marriage between oriental and western breakfast. Their indoor section buzzing with the sounds of munching and happy chatter as customers sat to enjoy the most important meal of the day. Choosing to sit in the outdoor section though proved to be even better, even though it’s just as packed. Open from 4:30am till 3:00pm, breakfast goers will take pleasure in the experience as a whole regardless of where they’re sat. The outdoor terrace floor is faux grass where you can, for a second, forget entirely that you’re eating out thanks to its very relaxed atmosphere.
Their menu consists of items that can be enjoyed as breakfast or brunch while enjoying the weather (if it’s not too hot). The tables and chairs are white wood with floral tablecloths, decorating the outside seating, adding a picnic-style touch to your morning. Come rain or come shine, there are big floral umbrellas standing tall by the tables ready to provide shade, keeping you safe and dry while you enjoy dining outdoors. With choices of the oriental and western cuisine, we went with an American breakfast but with an oriental twist. You start off with a layered tray of toast and Lebanese bread, honey, two jams, butter, and brown and white marble bread. As part of the American breakfast, you’re presented with a full stack of mini pancakes, hash-browns, and a “scoop” of scrambled eggs on toast.
The scrambled eggs and pancakes were both fluffy and light. The eggs, so buttery, they melt with every bite. The pancakes – have them plain, or with the fresh fruit they’re topped with, or add maple syrup. However you choose to indulge in your pancakes, they’re still going to be brilliant. The oriental twist came in the form of a “Foul” platter that was surprisingly very light and lemony. With most of the beans left intact, it’s not as heavy as you’d expect, rather it’s very refreshing and light. We were also served freshly squeezed orange juice, fresh brewed coffee and a glass of saffron milk that was amazing even without sugar. Be it an early breakfast, brunch, or an early, super-light lunch, Ryoog is the perfect place for you and your family.
Ryoog is located in Al Shaab Al Bahari, Block 8, Street 80 and Discovery Mall. Call 2263 2398 for more information. Follow them on Instagram @Ryoog.