Women Only at Feminine Cafe

We received the tip on a coffee shop only for women from a follower in Twitter (shout out to @rbnrcks6, thank you!). We were intrigued but I must admit I did not take it to seriously go there during their opening week. It was only when Starbucks shooed us away because they were closing for the 8pm prayer during Ramadan that we walked a bit and found refuge in the Feminine Cafe at Oruba Street. At first, we were afraid of ringing the bell. The place looks intimidatingly posh outside, haha. But it’s a good thing we rang that bell because we were treated to the coffee shop of our dreams! (My dreams, according to my friends, because the interior design? It was so me. It’s my ‘personality’.)

My friends thinking "to ring or not to ring that doorbell" haha!

My friends thinking “to ring or not to ring that doorbell” haha!

Just by its Cath Kidston-ish interiors, you can already see that this cafe is really intended for ladies only. The dining area is wide and bright and filled with nice, lovely floral designs. The pastel-hued chairs and walls create a soft ambiance where we ladies and our friends can meet and converse non-stop. There were sofa sets covered in mismatched fabrics and leather; it’s like inviting yourself to your own living room. Haha! Simple design touches like bouquets of plastic flowers and little figurines are well-thought off. There’s even a bag stand for your expensive, what else, bags.

The lovely cafe in pastels

The lovely cafe in pastels

Choose from the usual table/chair set or sofa/coffee table set.

Choose from the usual table/chair set or sofa/coffee table set.

The IG-worthy space. Selfie! ;)

The IG-worthy space. Selfie! šŸ˜‰

Ahhh how relaxing this setup is.

Ahhh how relaxing this setup is.

The coffee shop was fairly new when we visited that’s why their cake and pastry display was almost empty and the staff were still readying themselves for a night of work. No worries though because we enjoyed absorbing the beauty of the place. We felt glad that there’s something like this in Riyadh.

The displays were still empty when we got there.

The displays were still empty when we got there.

Lovely flowers (but they're plastic haha)

Lovely flowers (but they’re plastic haha)

Cute details

Cute details

While we did not go there for dinner (we just ate in Tokyo Restaurant before coming to Feminine Cafe), their beverage list was full and interesting. We settled with milk shakes with Kit Kat, Snickers, and Toffee Lady Latte. I had an Iced Coffee that has a swig of mint ergo the light blue layer and the mint leaves. We weren’t really expecting a lot from their beverages because we were thinking it’s one of those coffee shops that you pay for the ambiance more than the food and drinks but we were surprised that our orders were good! We enjoyed them. I really like my mint latte; it’s has a very refreshing taste that perked me up. My friends enjoyed their creamy and sweet milk shakes too.

Creamy milkshakes are yummy!

Creamy milkshakes are yummy!

Milk Shake Snickers, SR 29

Milk Shake Snickers, SR 29

Milk Shake Kit Kat, SR 29

Milk Shake Kit Kat, SR 29

Mint Coffee Toffee Latte, SR 28

Mint Coffee Toffee Latte, SR 28

Latte, SR 28

Latte, SR 28

They have salads and sandwiches for the hungry. Other than that, Feminine Cafe is best for coffee and desserts. Also, they have a function room which you can probably rent for a night of celebration with the girls. I’m thinking of bridal or baby shower! Haha.

Dessert choices

Dessert choices

The function room for special events or a girly meeting. Haha!

The function room for special events or a girly meeting. Haha!

It’s nice to know that we ladies have a beautiful cafeĀ in Riyadh that we can escape to when we’re bummed about men, work, men, career, men or just life in general. Haha!Ā It’s a place we can avoid men because, hey, for the first time in the history of coffee shops in Riyadh, men are not allowed inside YES! Haha! Kidding aside, the Feminine Cafe is a great place to enjoy “me” time or “girl friends time”.

Feminine Coffee Ladies Cafe and Lounge

Oruba StreetĀ 

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

T: +966-11-4551740 | +966-50-3299611

IG: @femininecafe

Open from 4:00PM to 12:00MN.

Directions: Turn right from Olaya to Oruba and the cafe will be on your left. Almost opposite Turkish Airlines.

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2 Comments

  1. Avatar Ayah Reply

    I was there last night, and was absolutely appalled by the service. There was a grand total of 8 waitresses in the cafe , and only 3 tables other than ours . It took them nearly 20 minutes to get us menus. When I walked over to her to ask for them, she asked if I ( the customer ) would take the menus over to the table or if she should bring them. Each time we made an order , the waitress would roll her eyes or make a dramatic sigh right in front of us , and of course it took around 30 minutes for each order. When we asked for a spoon, she claimed they did not have any spoons in the cafe. I definitely would not recommend this cafe to anyone.

  2. Avatar abdul latif Reply

    ha haaa. This is how ladies treat other ladies. -)

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