Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Pyramids

Updated 09 May 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Crystal Pyramids

Crystal Pyramids is a favorite spot of mine in Jeddah to shop for all things cute, pop culture, practical and even savory, with a focus on items from the Far East. It offers a wide array of products, ranging from stationery to skin-care products.

Whenever I stop by the shop, in Al-Salamah District, I end up sharing the face-cleansing masks and wonderful hand creams that I buy, which are imported from Korea, with my mother and sisters because they love how fresh they feel. 

My brother enjoys accompanying me on my trips to the shop because it gives him a chance to add to his growing collection of anime figures. The store offers toys and collectibles based on most of the popular anime shows, along with items featuring western characters from the Marvel and DC superhero universes. They have the largest range of anime-themed keychains I have found in Jeddah.

Crystal Pyramids also has plenty of Korean pop merchandise, including hoodies, T-shirts and more featuring some of the best-selling artists. And if you get a little peckish while browsing, it also sells a variety of Korean snacks, including instant noodles (ramen).

Where We Are Going Today: Bafarat Cafe

Updated 23 August 2019

Where We Are Going Today: Bafarat Cafe

The Bafarat Company was established in 1952 as an exporter of herbs, spices, and coffee. 

The business has been thriving since its formation. 

The Bafarat cafe is a place where the old meets the new, making this place ideal for every age group.

The cafe is one of Jeddah’s oldest and most popular spots for people to meet. 

Its products are completely worth the money and many of them are unique.

A personal favorite of mine has been their date cheesecake. 

As a huge fan of dates, this combination was a treat.

Cafes are usually known for their rare blends of coffee, but Bafarat prefers to keep it simple.

The simplicity works. Their cappuccino is a customer favorite and in my view it is one of the best cappuccinos in Jeddah.