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Cafe Lilou

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Adliya area & Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
+973 1771 4440
8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Thu - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat - Wed 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Manama, Bahrain
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Nice place for having a coffee or a lemon with mint, with a good pastry (french like), best pastries in Bahrein. They cook amazing cake with all the shapes you can imagine. They prepare everything you want !

Thank Benoit10
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

First class dishes large filling portions. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with brunch on weekends. Impressive range of deserts from the display plus irresistible ones on the menu for sharing. Their bakery produce the Kingdom's best bespoke custom cakes. Best French Coffee now did I forget something?

Thank Humood Khalifa A
Manama, Bahrain
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Café Lilou may have very limited options but their food taste great. Great flavours and authenticity. Fresh ingredients as well therefore I will never stop eating from here. The price is quite on the high side. My personal favorite are their starters and salads, superb!! I am not a main course person, thus I really do not enjoy their meat... More 

Thank sharonjuan
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lilou is a good bakery cum restaurant hidden behind adliya shops and restaurants, though there are a few more bakeries and also personal bakeries operated by some English ladies, Lilou is good one stop shop. But you have to book your order atleast 7-10 days before, specially if its a cake as they are very busy. Arrange collection before 8... More 

Thank Rahul G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Can never go wrong here. Great breakfast/lunch and dinner. Must go if ever visiting Bahrain. Service is great , staff are friendly and food is always consistent.

Thank Ahmed S
Manama, Bahrain
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent breakfast! Oeufs Sultan and the foul were super yummy! The service was courteous... but slow.... we waited a long time to get our orders taken, and the coffee took a while. That said... all the servers were super pleasant!

Thank Dina K
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The place itself once you enter takes you to a different atmosphere than you are use to in any GCC area, it's just as if you stepped into a Parisian cafe in the 20's... amazing.. I choose this place to be the perfect breakfast on my 27th birthday and what a morning it was ❤❤❤

Thank Nada R
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Cafe lilou serve the greatest steak on hash brown ever Great decoration peaceful place Will visit again

Thank Abdulaziz A
Manama, Bahrain
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful food selection and so unique atmosphere .. you can't go wrong with anything you order there.. What ever you do don't miss the deserts so yummy

Thank SuhairBok
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92 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always go to Lilous for a good lunch. It's probably my favourite cafe on the island. I had the Angus burger this time and as always it was perfectly cooked and delicious. I have never ordered anything from cafe Lilou and been disappointed. My favourite branch is Seef as the service there is much better than adliya branch.

Thank Eatingoutlots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Cafe, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Adliya area & Seef District, Manama, Bahrain
  • Location: Middle East  >  Bahrain  >  Manama
  • Phone Number: +973 1771 4440

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?