Doha’s newest and undiscovered cafés

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Coffee is the perfect beverage for any season. Even though the mercury level in thermometers skyrocket for a majority of the year, you’ll still find people sipping on a steaming hot cup of coffee. Whether you’re a university student pulling an all-nighter or a full-time employee waking up at the crack of dawn, coffee is your bffl.

Doha’s café scene is budding day by day with new coffeeshops opening up in different locations across the city. Winter, spring, summer or fall — all you have to do is check out our list and coffee will be there. 

Here are some new spots where you can catch some chill vibes and capture a great photo for your Instagram: 

Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar

Photo credit: N.Zain (IG)

A popular local café that has recently opened at Qanat Quartier (QQ) in The Pearl-Qatar, N.ZAIN is frequented by many locals and QQ residents. It overlooks the Venetian-inspired canals and colorful buildings that Qanat Quartier is known for, and even has outdoor seating (for when winter finally comes)!

The unique concept behind this café is that customers are welcome to play board games such as Scrabble, Sequence, and more! This café’s menu items have really cool names in Qatari Arabic such as Eshdawa?, YaSalam, Khallat Mallat, and more. N.ZAIN serves breakfast, salads, pastas, desserts, and of course hot and cold beverages. You can find breakfast items with a local twist such as sunny-side up eggs cooked in vegetables, eggplants stuffed with beef and rice, and even shakshooka!

*Definitely Insta-worthy

Open from: 10:00 am — 10:00 pm

Instagram: @n.zainqatar

Volume Café
Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar

Also recently opened at Qanat Quartier, Volume Café is another coffee hotspot that a lot of people have been regularly visiting. Volume also has a stunning view of the Qanat Quartier canals and its vibrant buildings. 

The interior of the café is fashioned in a very modern-meets-classic way with black and white tiled floors on the ground level of the café, and wood paneled floors with lavish rugs on the second level. There’s also a large library on the second floor so customers can have their coffee and read at leisure. 

Volume Café’s most popular items are their Spanish Iced Latte, cereal cake and saffron cake!

*Definitely Insta-worthy

Open from: 4:00 pm — 11:00 pm, and on Thursday & Friday 4:00 pm — 12:00 am


Eleven Eleven (11:11)
The Oyster, The Pearl-Qatar

Eleven Eleven (11:11) is a hidden gem. It’s located at the Oyster in the Pearl and overlooks the beautiful waters of West Bay. Eleven Eleven is a great spot during the winter season as it has outdoor seating with a scenic view.

This café serves up a number of unique signature beverages such as Cereal Latte, Spanish Latte, Iced Coconut Latte, and they even serve up some delicious cookies! 

*Definitely Insta-worthy

Open from: 8:00 am — 8:00 pm 


Al Hazm Mall

Photo credit: L'ETO (IG)

Located at the luxury mall, Al Hazm, L’ETO is a pretty little café with an opulent interior. L’ETO serves breakfast, a la carte items, salads, desserts and pastries, and beverages of course! 

This café’s most popular items are the honey cake and iced latte. L’ETO also serves green matcha cappuccino and green matcha latte! 

*Definitely Insta-worthy

Open from: 7:00 pm onwards


Café 42
D Ring Road

Photo credit: 42 Doha (IG)

Café 42 is a very popular coffee spot with a bright open space, cute interior decorations, and wood paneled floors. This spot is definitely super insta-worthy, particularly because the lighting is #onpoint. There’s also a vivid wall of greenery to take the perfect photos of your coffee, not to mention the dainty floral centerpieces on each table.

This café is known for its red velvet cake and Iced Spanish Latte!

Open from: 3:00 pm — 7:00 pm 

Instagram: @42Doha

Luminous Espresso Industry 
Falcon Tower, West Bay

Photo credit: Luminous Espresso Industry (IG)

Luminous Espresso Industry is another hidden gem located in Falcon Tower in the Four Seasons Complex. It has a beautiful sea-view and even has outdoor seating (for the winter, of course). Its interior is brightly lit and it tends to be quiet, since not a lot of people know about it. 

This little café serves sandwiches, salads, desserts, pastries, and a number of hot and cold beverages. Their iced latte is perfect to beat the heat! 

*Definitely Insta-worthy

Open from: 6:00 am — 12:00 am 

Instagram: @luminous_espresso_industry

Doha has an array of coffeeshops and everyone has different tastes. The café scene is definitely trending and ILQ will keep you updated with all the latest in the world of caffeine and cool hangouts. 

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