Riyadh’s best brunches according to MCC members

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Wondering where to go for breakfast or brunch? We’ve put together our most popular booking requests to bring you Riyadh’s best brunches according to you, our members! 

For those of us who consider breakfast the best meal of the day, it’s only natural to extend this pleasurable experience by morphing it into brunch. Whether it’s over a catch-up with friends, a business meeting or a family celebration, the art of brunching is serious business. 

In recent years, new eateries have sprung up all over Riyadh – perhaps unsurprisingly in a city where 70 per cent of the population is under 40 and more than 90 per cent eat out at least once a week, according to research by investment managers JLL. 

Since launching our popular Bookings service earlier this year, MCC’s concierge team has secured hundreds of reservations for our members at the city’s best restaurants. We asked our concierge manager, Houria, for the most popular breakfast and brunch spots booked by you, our members, to help you plan your next reservation. 

You can make reservations for these, and hundreds of other destinations, by contacting our Bookings service, or messaging a member of the team via WhatsApp on +966 533 633 607. Did you know we can also help with your domestic and international travel plans? Get in touch to find out more…  

1. Yello

Yello breakfast and brunch restaurant / Riyadh

​​Lovers of eggs in all their sunny forms will love this café serving breakfast, brunch and light suppers from 6am to 6pm. Nibble on such delights as truffle eggs, kimchi eggs, Turkish eggs and specialities from other nationalities such as burrata and bresaola and beef sliders in stylish surroundings.  

2. Ohayou

Ohayou restaurant / Riyadh

There’s having brunch, and then there’s having brunch in an elegant manner. The Japanese-fusion restaurant is a fairly recent addition to the Riyadh foodie scene, with an innovative menu that includes pancakes and a delicious French toast made with brioche, but also poke bowls, salads, sandwiches and desserts.   

3. Em Sherif

Em Sherif Riyadh

This smart café set in The Zone, part of a global chain, serves up delicious regional Middle Eastern dishes such as cheese pie, labneh, and serving platters, beautifully presented on vibrant crockery.   

4. La Brasserie

La Brasserie restaurant / Riyadh

Brunch in considerable style at this ultra-chic contemporary restaurant is set within the five-star Al-Faisaliyah hotel. Expect smart surroundings and upscale food from several serving stations. The decor and ambience is just right for a catch-up with friends.  

5. Le Grenier à Pain

Le Grenier a Pain / Riyadh

Frenchman Michel Galloyer started his bakery in Paris but it has now spread to more than 30 outlets worldwide, and prides itself on artisanal breads and pastries – including its soi-disant ‘Riyadh’s best croissant! Go for the pastries, or meet friends for a very tasty brunch.  

6. Eggsactly

Eggsactly breakfast restaurant / Riyadh

This casual dining spot is popular for eating just about any breakfast you can think of that involves eggs and coffee. A successful example of a business doing one thing and doing it well.  

7. ILA

ILA restaurant / Riyadh

This stylish casual dining restaurant is a great choice for those who like their breakfast or lunch with a dash of bohemian flair. The bright and airy decor, as well as the beautifully assembled dishes, are made for Instagrammers, while foodies return for the delicious French toast and moorish breakfast bowls.  

8. Buttermilk

Buttermilk restaurant / Riyadh

Buttermilk is a restaurant concept that was started by three Saudi women who felt they wanted to create great memories through the food they served. The smart-casual restaurant in An Nakheel serves all the favourites of the American South and aims to recreate warm Southern hospitality where friends and family gather round the table for such comfort-food delights as fried chicken, shrimp, brisket on flatbread and the house speciality of smoked Coca-Cola and coffee beef ribs. 

Serving from breakfast pancake stacks through to evening dinners and anytime desserts such as pumpkin pie and pecan pie, Buttermilk will delight the soul of any Southern expat and whet the appetite of potential travellers to the South.  


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