For this week’s ‘Where To Eat This Weekend’ Feature, we are going all out as we focus on Breakfast! Now, we recognise that breakfast is one meal where we all have our own preferences…and let’s not get into the whole scrambled versus fried eggs debate!
From light and healthy options to carb-heavy plates – whatever your ‘jam’ is we have it covered!
Where To Eat This Weekend Doha Breakfast
- Make sure to keep an eye on the timings for breakfast, particuarly at the weekend, as most places have varied serving times for Breakfast.
- Also make sure to be aware that the majority of eateries and restaurants close at about 11.00am or 11.30am for an hour for Friday prayers, so be sure to double-check their timings when you go.
If you are happy to brave the crowds then IHOP is open from 8.00am serving hugely calorific all-day American Breakfast. You can order less stacks for the pancakes – so that’s something to bear in mind. Stay away from these as they are very addictive!
Call +974 4452 9637 for more information.
Breakfast is served from 7.00am-11.00am (Fri) and 7.00am until 11.30am (Sat) at this amazing family-friendly restaurant. A little tricky to find but the extra effort is worth it – there is a lovely green outside area, a kids room (with attendant), and lovely staff.
The place has a healthy ethos to it which is reflected in the food (and the prices)…but just imagine devouring a healthy French Toast (with whole wheat bread and flaxseeds).
Call +974 4409 5040 for more information.
This French brasserie has fantastic views over the Corniche and Arabian Gulf, and serves many healthy options including homemade granola, and the House Breakfast (which comes with veal sausage, beef bacon and eggs).
You can also enjoy Eggs Benedict, Eggs Florentine or the usual suspects (eggs fried, scrambled or poached). For the sweet-toothed amongst us they also serve Waffles, Crepes and French Toast!
La Varenne Breakfast Timings: Sun-Thurs 8.00am until 10.30am; Fri – 8.00am until 11.30am; Sat 8.00am – 3.00pm. For bookings and information call +974 4499 0680.
Another wonderful place to get your healthy breakfast hit (however prices are high). They have a healthy breakfast range as well as sweet treats, including organic eggs cooked to your preference; Poached Egg Paleo Style; a 3 Egg White Omelete; Sourdough Toast; Organic Granola; Gluten-Free Bircher Muesli; and freshly baked pastries to enjoy with your favourite hot beverage.
Having previously attended their Menu Tasting we were already impressed…but now there is big news ahead of their official opening as they begin to introduce more technological aspects to the cafe, including a fantastic Touch Play interactive screen on the dining tables! Although it is still in Beta stage, it is still great fun and you can enjoy a frustrating(!) game of digital air hockey whilst you wait for your food.
Al Jazeera Cafe Media is open daily from 8.00am until 11.30pm (Fri closes at 11.30am for prayers). Call +974 4034 2220 for more information.
Enjoy a variety of Egg Breakfasts from Eggs Benedict to Scrambled Eggs or an Omelette. Their French Toast is tasy if a little expensive, whilst they also offer lighter options of seasonal poached fruits and granola.
Breakfast at Jones is a crazy busy affair and service is usually stretched – with the new Pearl opening it may lessen some of the crowds at the original branch.
Call +974 4407 7175 (Gate Mall – open from 8.00am until 11.00pm) or +974 4029 6928 (Pearl-Qatar – open from 9.00am until midnight) for more information.
Serving a variety of Breakfast options including American, English and Lebanaese – there is also a Healthy Breakfast with an egg white omelette. They have an excellent range of Egg dishes, and also serve Crepes (savoury and sweet), French Toast, Pancakes and a large beverage menu.
Dar Al Salam Mall (+974 6676 8812) is open from 8.00am until midnight; The Pearl-Qatar (+974 6629 3821) branch is open from 8.00am until 11.30pm.
With a wide range of Healthy options including Yoghurt Parfait, Gluten Free Pancakes, and Probiotic Yoghurt Drinks. You can also enjoy a selection of Levantine Delicacies and a variety of Egg dishes including a reasonably priced Anima Breakfast with a beverage.
Anima Lounge is open from 8.30am until midnight; you can also check out their Gallery of art. For more information and delivery call +974 4002 7554.
A popular dining restaurant serving French and Italian food, with it’s own bakery baking a variety of yummy fresh bread and pastries. Breakfast is served from 7.00am until 4.00pm which will please those of us who prefer to lie-in on weekends. A little on the pricey side, but has an excellent dining room and good service. (Our thanks to a regular reader for the suggestion to add it to this Feature :)]
French Olive is open from 7.00am – 11.00pm. Call +974 4444 4777 for more information.
Where To Eat This Weekend Doha Breakfast – Other places to check out:
Brioche Doree, Gulf Mall – French restaurant with various Breakfast options including Moyen Orient (with Halloumi and Labneh) ands the Gourmand (with hash brown potatoes). You can also choose to have a hot beverage with one of their many delicious pastries. Call +974 40310641 for more information.
MRA Restaurant, Markhiya – Open from 6.00am until 2.00am(!) this busy Indian eatery is a popular Breakfast place mainly due to its wide variety of Dosa’s and snacks (with a focus on Kerala cuisine). Call +974 4442 2074/5 for more information.
Paul, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall and Villagio Mall – Enjoy delicious French pastries at this popular bakery restaurant. Call +974 4488 2504 (Lagoona Mall), +974 4456 5315 (Villagio Mall) and +974 4486 0776 (Landmark Mall).
The Bagel Bar Coffee House, Gulf Mall and Westbay – Enjoy a wide variety of Breakfast items including Bagels, Paninis, Toasties and Smoothies. Call +974 4476 3686 (Sara Residence Tower) and +974 4421 4668.
Sugar & Spice, Lagoona Mall – Known more for its sweet treats, this local brand has a decent breakfast offering with all the usual suspects including omlettes, french toast and pancakes. Expect a long wait for a table as this venue is always packed – this congestion may ease off once the new venue in Aspire Park is open. Call +974 4411 4456 for more information.
Ric’s Kountry Kitchen, Ras Abu Aboud Street – Rated for its all-day American Breakfast options – served in a non-fussy environment at reasonable prices. Make sure to bring cash as they don’t accept cards. Call +974 4443 7846 for more information.
Pic Credits: Chef’s Garden; La Varenne; Al Jazeera Cafe Media; Anima Lounge; Shakespeare and Co.; French Olive Doha.