Cafe La Ventana – the best of Block 338

Cafe La Ventana

Sometimes all you want for a meal is a plate of good honest food, served in a non-pretentious environment, and at a fair price. Too much to ask for? Maybe. We’ve only found one place that ticks all of those boxes – Cafe La Ventana.

We’re embarrassed that we hadn’t heard of or seen Cafe La Ventana before. Located in Adliya, just behind Gulf Hotel, Cafe La Ventana serves salads, soups, sandwiches, pies and cakes. All freshly prepared and cooked on the premises. Previously located in amongst the restaurants Block 338, but earlier last year moved to their current location. Continue reading

Breakfast at Cafe Amsterdam

Brunch – an almost exclusive weekend meal where you spend the entire day eating and drinking. Which is a valid choice of activity for any weekend. However, brunch in Bahrain isn’t the brunch we know and love. Seems brunch food is lost in Bahrain. It’s more of a Linner (Lunch-Dinner) than a brunch. So when a choice comes between breakfast or brunch, we tend to always choose breakfast.

Which is exactly what we did when we called Cafe Amsterdam, one Saturday morning, and were given this very choice. Cafe Amsterdam is one of the newer kids on the block. Opened in the middle of 2014, sharing outdoor venue space with the fantastic La Vinoteca Barcelona, Cafe Amsterdam is a slightly different beast. Same impeccable high standards, but things just feel a little bit lighter. More casual.

Well, we had plenty of stuff to get done that day, brunch could wait. Also, BD26++? A bit steep for us!

Right, onto the food. Continue reading