Shades Cafe & Eatery is one of the best cafe , I have visited so far. A hide out in the heart of the city, where you can enjoy good food with an amazing view…
Couple of weeks ago, I was invited to be a part of Zomato Food Bloggers meetup.
Knowing that it will be tough to get parking, I took an Uber and reached Doha Tower. As I was visiting the place for the first time, I dint know the ground level actually looks like -1 level.
In the mid of green walls I walked down and entered the building.
As it was a Saturday morning, the building was empty. But in the corner a mirror walled restaurant was open. The lady at the door was smiling and waiting for the guests to come in.
Ms. Hala (Community Engagement Lead for Zomato Qatar) and Jishma (Follow my cravings) were already there. Soon Doaa (Hungry Birds Doha), Khansa (Creativity with Kay), and Gayathri (My Pressure cooker) joined in.
The restaurant has a beautiful interior and also comfortable indoor and outdoor seating. If the climate was better, I would definitely prefer the outdoor seating. But the interior is exciting as well. The mirror walls actually showcase the beautiful concave greenery outside. I kept on looking outside. It was hard to believe such a lovely place exists in Doha.
Soon they started serving salads and sandwiches. Salads were gourmandise, quinoa and parisienne. My favorite one was quinoa. It was well seasoned and with refreshing bites of veggies.
The sandwich breads were brown, baguette, ciabatta, olive bread etc. They served a variety of fillings for each bread. Tuna, smoked salmon, curried chicken, turkey which had the base sauce sauces like pesto, mustard mayo, cheese, tomato. Few of them also had the Veggies like avocado and lettuce.
All the variations served were equally good. I hope I din’t miss any as the platter was large. My favorites were turkey, curried chicken
The best part was, we all ladies had good time speaking about food and we din’t know how the time passed.(On Saturdays the cafe is open only till 2 in the evening.)
This small bright cafe offers a wide array of refreshing salads, tasty sandwiches, Beverages (hot and cold) and desserts.
If you want to visit a place, away from the crowd and noise, where you can sit back, relax, read and enjoy some healthy bites, please visit Shades Cafe .