Where We Are Going Today: Angelina Cafe in Jeddah

Angelina is one of the most famous names among French patisseries.
Updated 22 December 2018
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Where We Are Going Today: Angelina Cafe in Jeddah

  • Angelina is one of the most famous names among French patisseries

Of the many celebrated places to eat in Jeddah these days, Angelina is one of the more luxurious. A traditional French cafe with an enchanting sea view, it is located right on the city’s captivating waterfront. The Parisian ambience is a delight. The interior, designed by French architect Edouard-Jean Niermans, combines elegance, charm and refinement.
The menu is heavy on desserts, from the Mont Blanc mountain of chestnut butter and whipped cream, to the cafe’s famous hot chocolate.
Set against the backdrop of popular French songs are displays of cakes, chocolate and biscuits.
Angelina is one of the most famous names among French patisseries.
The original, on Rue de Rivoli in Paris, was opened in 1903 by Austrian confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer, and became a favorite haunt of luminaries such as Marcel Proust and Coco Chanel. It was named after Rumpelmayer’s daughter-in-law after her death in 1914. The family sold the cafe in 1963, and it has since opened branches all over the world. Angelina is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.


Where We Are Going Today: JD Lounge

Updated 15 February 2019
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Where We Are Going Today: JD Lounge

  • t is highly recommended for anyone who is in Jeddah, especially if they feel like a fancy dinner

JD Lounge is a relaxing restaurant and cafe that offers a distinctive, sophisticated ambiance. What first drew me to it, however, is its fun reading corner, as I often struggle to find spots where I can read in peace without the distracting hum of other people’s conversations.
The venue is simple but elegant, with a French-style interior that is both modern and classy, with obvious attention to detail and a lovely music selection. It is highly recommended for anyone who is in Jeddah, especially if they feel like a fancy dinner that will delight the palate and leave you feeling fully satisfied, as it serves generous portions of delicious food.
I was particularly delighted to discover JD Lounge serves rose lattes as I have been wanting to try one for a long time. It was worth the wait. The beautifully arranged pink concoction was served topped with edible rose petals and rose powder. The aesthetic of the drink and the rich, mixed aroma of coffee and rose took my breath away before I had tasted a drop — and then when I had my first sip, it was better than I had dreamed, with the rose flavor sweet but not overwhelming.
JD Lounge can be found in northern Obhur, across from King Abdullah Medical City.