There are days you need a nice juicy steak and others when you want a burger and fries. But some days a fresh sandwich in a simple setting is really all you want. For those days head over to Someday Café across from Salhiya Complex. Meet a friend, write that chapter in your novel you have been stuck on, or just enjoy the cool weather in their outdoor seating area with a refreshing drink or a light lunch.
According to co-owner, Dana Al-Otaibi, “it’s not your regular place. We want people to relax and feel the energy.” Al-Otaibi and her team of designers have worked hard to tap into the local energy using great food, a contemporary yet homey design and even a small marketplace in the café.
Yes, a marketplace. Don’t let the name fool you, this establishment is much more than just a place to get coffee. There are all the regular ingredients for a normal café. Their coffee selections are deliciously bold, made any way you like. The light colored classical furniture in a contemporary setting is the perfect place for your creative juices to flow. Sandwiches like chicken mango and crunchy tuna with apple are proudly displayed in a refrigerator against the back wall, and you’ll always find something sweet on the counter.
When it comes to food, Someday Café prides itself on infusing together classics from the West and the East. Their kofta meat burger, the Royal Burger, perfectly bridges the hearty classic with a burst of Arabian flavors. Or try their konafa cheesecake, a dessert that takes the lightest elements of the two and creates a perfect ending to an incredible meal. If you aren’t feeling that bold, Someday Café also offers a wide range of local fruits and salads that are sure to hit the spot.
For the owners, the café is about so much more than feeding people, Al-Otaibi points out that they even offer jobs for students. Their marketplace offers a plethora of goods, from sunglasses to t-shirts and desk accessories, all from local businesses. I Vintage, Kuwait’s local retro eye-glass designer, has a wide range of frames, from the wacky disk shaped to classic orange presented on a rustic picnic table. Or pick up a handmade lavender pillow, intricately designed to be a perfect addition to any home décor.
What Someday does best though, is create an ambiance that has customers feeling at home. From their rustic furniture to the signs that inspire with sayings like “Life is short. Break the rules, forgive quickly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably and never regret anything.” They have created the perfect spot to study, write or just gather your thoughts with free Wi-Fi. What better place to write these thoughts than on a beverage napkin? Each napkin is printed with a profile outline so customers can sketch out what they are feeling. Check out their wall of hundreds of Someday inspired napkin drawings where customers let their creative juices flow onto the napkins, thanking the café for their experience or just giving a piece of wisdom.
The café never gets old, because it is constantly changing. The concept designer revamps the interior every three months. Anything can change, whether it’s the colors or the furniture. Plus, you will always be able to find something new in the marketplace. The owners are constantly on the prowl for great local designers with interesting new products.
This special place has given Kuwait the setting any creative and inspiring city needs. It would be no surprise to find that the next great idea coming from Kuwait started at Someday Café.
Someday Café is located in the Salhiya Complex across from Cartier. Connect with them on Instagram @somedaykw or by phone at 2299 6424.