T-Spoon Located on the ground floor of Kempinski Grand Hotel with direct access from Bahrain City Centre, T-Spoon is home to the legendary Gerbeaud confectionery from Budapest, bringing the world renowned flavours of Esterhazy and Dobos cakes to delight the sweet tooth. The finest leaves and infusions from around the world have been carefully selected to offer an extensive array of teas and coffees, including fruit and organic teas, that can be teamed with divine pastry delights, handcrafted tempting cakes and pastries straight from the Kempinski pastry kitchen and special tea-infused desserts. The surroundings are comfortable with warm hues in brown for a calm and cosy ambience featuring tunes that create a peaceful milieu to peruse the menu in front of a fire-lit cove. E Call 17 171-000.
Espressamente Illy Fondly called 'Illy Café' by its patrons, this lounge-like venue located in the main lobby of Sheraton Hotel shares an entrance from the luxurious Moda Mall. Truly a hidden gem, this venue is the ideal choice for a mid-shopping break where you can find the perfect espresso in every conceivable form. It would be wise to try their innovative snacks and desserts while you’re there relaxing in a completely laid-back atmosphere. What is unique about this place is the abundance of daylight and the extremely spacious seating arrangement. It doesn’t feel like you’re in a mall or a hotel. E Call 17 533-533. Esquires Coffee House Situated along the Budaiya highway, this one is hard to miss. Light, bright and comfortable, Esquires is a modern and refreshing choice for those enjoying peace and space with their caffeine jolt. Regular customers relish not just the amazing cups of 100 per cent Fairtrade organic coffee but also the superb array of high quality food including sandwiches, low calorie and health foods and an increasing array of children’s snacks. The large play area for children and the massive outdoor seating areas are added benefits. Nine flavours of organic teas, refreshing smoothies and innovative granitas are great choices for the season. The kids can indulge in the milkshakes and frappes. E Call 77 177-600.
World Beat Café A signature feature about this café is that it doubles as a gallery showcasing a new Bahrain-based artist every month. World Beat Café is also the first in Bahrain to offer fresh brewed yerba mate, a popular South American hot beverage. Their homemade healthy baked goods are made with spelt flour, low glycemic-index and safe sweeteners. They offer gluten free treats as well. There is also an exclusive offer for BTM readers. Get a mini organic chocolate bar with your order of their signature coffee or tea. This month, they will introduced a watermelon, cucumber and mint juice to stay super fresh. E Call 17 612-576. Paul Café Paul’s pastry team has done it again. Delight your senses with delicious summer berry treats during the months of May and June. Exquisite creations such as the meringue aux fruits rouges and the gâteaux aux fruits rouges are something to look forward to during the summer season. Fresh and exciting, three new varieties of their small verrines — mousse aux fromage ricotta et fraises, parfait aux fraises et pistaches and mousse aux fruits rouges, will have you coming back for more. Gourmands who want to stay on the healthy side, can always choose the fresh berry salad — a mix of fresh red fruits replete with flavour. Following the success of their outlet in Bahrain City Centre, this authentically French patisserie are also a hit in the Seef Mall. E Call 17 172-321 or 17 580-073.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Those who know their java know there isn’t a place more dedicated to providing the best beans than The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The creators of the Iced Blended Coffee base offer flavours like caramel, mocha, vanilla, hazelnut and blackforest. No one would believe you if you didn’t find that mouthwatering. Giving you the benefit of doubt, they have introduced the triple chocolate and crème brulee infused cappuccino. What makes this place more interesting is their option of caffeinefree iced blended drinks. We can’t way to try their wild cherry and pineapple inclusions this month. E Call 17 100-130, 17 179-798, 17 484-810 or 17 813-111.
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Published on May 8, 2012