EL&N now has not one but three cafés in Riyadh. The newest and biggest hotspot from the café brand billed as London’s “most Instagrammable” can be found at The Zone. The fashion led food and drink destination initially landed in the Saudi capital when it opened in Riyadh Park Mall and then The Alley, Riyadh Boulevard. And whichever one you go to makes for the perfect place to get together with the girls this Ramadan, thanks to festive décor revamps and specials on the menu.
If you’re looking for a standout social media moment this Ramadan, there’s obviously nowhere better than one of the all-important Instagrammable destinations. EL&N is world-renowned for its iconic flower walls, candy pink interior and bolts of lightning thanks to the neon wall art with quotes for coffee and adventure addicts. And for those spending Ramadan in Riyadh, there are some extra decorative delights to help create that picture-perfect moment during the Holy Month. Those hitting The Alley will find huge standing lantern-style pieces adorned with moon and stars and gorgeous fairy string lights with the same motifs decorating the stunning pink floral tunnel. Meanwhile, the jaw-dropping moon-shaped floral arrangements sprucing up the hearts installment with the emblazoned “Life is a sweet adventure” quote beautifully welcome the Riyadh Park Mall café visitors.
EL&N has also made a name for itself for its focus on delicacies that are as delicious as they are stunning. As well as the amazing and unique lattes, just take a look at the Blue Sapphire Latte or Matcha Rose Iced Latte. the mouthwatering drink options include the Ombre Passion Fruit Cooler and Iced Nutella Shake, perfect for keeping cool as the hot summer months kick off. And EL&N have given their own special twist to the Ramadan staple Vimto with the Strawberry & Vimto Mojito and Vimto Cooler additions that can be enjoyed throughout the Holy Month.
The host of appetising choices like the Mixed Berry Cheesecake, Pistachio Cake and Lotus S’mores Brownie ensure pastry lovers will have a dining experience unlike any other. Visitors can also make the most of the Ramadan specials like the Date & Coffee Caramel Dulce De Leche, which comes with sweetened vanilla milk, coffee caramel and filled medule dates. There’s also the Baklava Cheesecake that comes in a sticky filo pastry base and topped with caramelised nuts and pistachios or the San Sebastian Cheesecake, a sweet thrill with a carmelised crust that’s topped with raspberry, strawberry or salted caramel sauce.
Alexandra Miller founded EL&N, which stands for Eat, Live and Nourish in 2017. After opening several branches in London, the former luxury fashion professional decided to expand the café brand that is taking social media by storm further. Travellers to London, Kuwait, Dubai, Doha or Paris can now also get to enjoy the finest coffee, beautifully handcrafted cakes and more in stunning settings with touches like the iconic love heart booths, a next level swing or an adorable bike, all in the signature feminine hue.