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Tahlia Street | Opposite Localizer Mall , Beside Al- Reif Al-Lebnany, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
+96612936355
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Originally a shop selling dates! Bateel is now a restaurant. Decor is lavish but tasteful. Service very good, the menu interesting, I had yellow fin tuna salad and a rib eye steak, both were excellent. Afterwards, I bought relishes , preserves and date vinegar from the shop section. All very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Originally a shop selling dates! Bateel is now a restaurant. Decor is lavish but tasteful. Service very good, the menu interesting, I had yellow fin tuna salad and a rib eye steak, both were excellent. Afterwards, I bought relishes , preserves and date vinegar from the shop section. All very good!

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Riyadh
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61 reviews 61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I really love Cafe Bateel and cannot believe that it took it me so long to go. Since going a few weeks ago, I have already been twice. They have a great breakfast and beautiful drinks. I love the laid back atmosphere as well.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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115 reviews 115 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Bateel is reputed to be the best house of dates in the region. walking on Thalia street a Bateel cafe just appeared in front of me, I didn't hesitate a second to go in. on the ground floor you will get mouth watered for just looking at the dates, cakes, chocolates and pastries displayed in the center. The prices in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

I'm pretty much a foodie and I love to eat out in Riyadh. I have been to the best and to the worst. I know whats worth it and whats not. Café Bateel is not worth the money. The food is mediocre. I had the best item on their breakfast menu, Egg Royale, and found that I'd find it more... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We go here for breakfast when we visit Riyadh at the weekend. It is consistently excellent, delivering an almost European breakfast experience. Excellent coffee, tea and eggs (scrambled/Benedict/Royale). The main courses and sandwiches are equally good, but the breakfast is our favourite. On the way out, the chocolate, patisserie and gift packs are the best in Riyadh. Great for kids... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Other than the dress of the diners (a large majority of Saudi families), you'd scarcely think you were in Riyadh. Yes, the bakery-like goods sold on the ground level include a wide array of fresh dates; but they also include high quality pastries and chocolates more commonly found in European or American cities. The ambiance of the second level restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

once you are there you will feel that you are in deffierant world in retail area you can see to much varity that you can give it as gift ,then ground floor single area still you can see the street view first floor family with a nice view feel that you are in patio service very nice food always great... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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39 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The food here is pretty good, but it is the desserts that are fab. The arabic desserts are my faves. Lots of dates and sugar. Very very tasty. Clean, modern, cosy atmosphere and great service too. Go visit

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The place is really good, I guess it is a little bit over priced. the staff are good, although there was a mistake in my order because the Arabic description of my order was TOTALLY different than the English one. but the manager apologized and they cancelled it from the invoice. their Date sticky pudding was really good.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Great cafe for coffee and cakes. Breakfast is fantastic , the service is slow but worth it.The pastries are very delicious, one of my favorite cafes in Riyadh.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tahlia Street | Opposite Localizer Mall , Beside Al- Reif Al-Lebnany, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Location: Middle East  >  Saudi Arabia  >  Riyadh Province  >  Riyadh
  • Phone Number: +96612936355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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