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Posted On: 27 May 2021 05:00 pm
Updated On: 27 May 2021 12:34 pm

Top 5 new restaurants and cafes in Qatar (May 2021)

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If you're excited about the resumption of dine-in services for restaurants and services, so is the food industry in Qatar. Despite the limitations, there are still food businesses that manage to open. So if you're looking to try a new place or a new cuisine for your next meal or night out, we rounded up some of the new restaurants and coffee shops that have opened in Doha, Qatar. Check out the list below!

Are you a business owner and want your restaurant/cafe on the list? Contact us at [email protected]!

Note: Please don't forget to adhere to the necessary COVID-19 precautionary measures such as wearing masks, physical distancing, showing your green Ehteraz status, and hand washing. Please call ahead to book your takeaway delivery or your table reservation.

1. Thalatheen

plant based restaurant thalatheen qatar
Image credit: Thalatheen Qatar

Opened in late March this year, Thalatheen is Ghanim Al Sulaiti, Qatar's young vegan entrepreneur's recent venture. Rooted in Qatari heritage, Thalatheen aims to "bring people from different backgrounds, age groups, and genders together through plant-based food." Thalatheen is the Arabic word for thirty, which is their goal - 30% of the population following a plant-based diet by 2030. The restaurant serves brunch, lunch, and dinner dishes along with sides and a selection of beverages.

  • Location: National Museum of Qatar
  • Contact: +974 4001 0669
  • Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; Sunday - closed
  • Instagram: @thalatheen

2. Crack Cafe

breakfast and brunch crack cafe qatar
Image credit: Crack Cafe

Never skip egg day with this new breakfast and brunch spot in Doha! Try their egg-cellent sandwiches in potato buns - Crack Special, Mushroom Truffle, Egg Tomato Salad, Turkey Hashbrown, and Pastrami. Drinks are also available.

  • Location: Haritha Al Khuzaei St،, Doha
  • Hours: Daily, 7 am - 4 pm
  • Instagram: @crackcafeqa

3. Kopi Cup

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Image credit: Kopi Cup

Qatar finally has a kopi tiam! But what's a kopi tiam (or kopitiam), you ask? It's a traditional neighborhood coffee shop found in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and other Southeast Asian countries. Kopi is a Malay/Hokkien word for coffee and tiam is Hokkien/Hakka for shop.

Kopi Cup serves iconic dishes such as Kaya toast, Black Sesame toast, Peanut toast, Omurice, and a variety of hot and cold beverages.

  • Location: Al Mana Hotel, Al Matar St, Doha
  • Contact: +974 5591 1169
  • Hours: Saturday - Thursday 8 am - 12:30 pm; 4:30 pm - 9 pm
  • Instagram:

4. Cho Cho Mai

cho cho mai qatar pan asian restaurant
Image credit: Cho Cho Mai

Have you tried a Taiyaki Waffle with ice cream? How about Japanese cheese tarts? You'll find both of that as well as other well-known Asian dishes at Cho Cho Mai. Take your pick from Tom Yum, Katsu Curry, Pad Thai, Fried Rice, and Sticky Mango Rice too.

  • Location: Galleria Mall, Msheireb Downtown Doha
  • Hours: Daily, 10 am - 10 pm
  • Contact: +974 7077 7036
  • Instagram: @chochomaiqa

5. Bilao Seafood Restaurant

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Image credit: Bilao Seafood Restaurant

Bilao is a flat circular tray or basket in the Philippines. And true to its name, the restaurant serves sharing meals in a "bilao". They have a variety of "bilao" meals - solo, deal meal, family combo, economy combo, and "barkada" party. You can select from a Fried Bilao, a Mixed Seafood Bilao, or a Mukbang Combo Bilao. Ala carte meals are also available.

  • Location: Doha Downtown Hotel
  • Hours: Daily, 7 am - 2 am
  • Contact: +974 7774 0497
  • Instagram: @bilaoseafood


Which of these restaurants will you be heading to next? Let us know in the comments!