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“Classy cafe”
Review of Cafe Bateel

Cafe Bateel
Ranked #2 of 4 Dessert in Al Khobar
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

It’s a very classy cafe. Menu is limited but things are delicious.
Service is excellent.
Prices are extremely high.

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We've had lunch here several times since it opened in 2016 and have never been disappointed. It is a bit pricey, but the quality of the ingredients is very high and the preparation is always top-notch. The menu is large and has interesting twists on Mediterranean options and lots of pasta choices. Dessert has always been amazing and their barista pulls excellent espresso shots. The service is attentive and the ambiance of the restaurant is lovely, with a small but high-ceiling dining area that makes the place feel airy.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Unassuming Restaurant with stunning food and excellent service. Only a week left of current business trip will certainly return before then...

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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

I’ve been wanting to try Bateel since forever! Today I finally got a chance to go for a late lunch with my buddy.

The interiors are cool and contemporary, we were immediately seated by our friendly server Wilson.

The menu was interesting and diverse. None of the same old same old local restaurant choices (read dynamite shrimp).
The bread basket arrived and it was divine. My favorite was the date walnut bread.

We ordered artichoke soup and a shrimp poke bowl. The soup was served piping hot and was simply delicious. The poke bowl needed to be more substantial. We wished we had more greens, more quinoa more pesto. It was fresh as can be but needed to be amped up.
Then we opted for sandwiches as mains: club sandwich with bresaola and a chicken zaatar panini. The bresaola club was good. The fillings were plentiful and satisfying even though the eggs/avocado could have used seasoning. Wish it came with fries though. The panini was an epic fail. The bread itself was fresh and soft. The individual components of sundries tomatoes, grilled eggplant and rocca sounded good on paper. The chicken was pale and anemic lacking in any taste with a terrible rubber texture. We were quite disappointed. The manger Ashraf came to our table and listened tentatively to all our remarks insisting he replace it. We were already full so he just took the item off the bill.
We then had coffee and dessert ( always room for dessert). The coffee was great. We chose pecan pie, azelia cake and lemon meringue pie. The pecan pie was chock full of nuts but I missed the sticky sweet caramel filling. The azelia cake turned out to be layers of hazelnut streusel, sponge and mousse. Not bad but not my favorite. The star of the show was the lemon meringue pie. The crust was short and buttery, the filling tart and silky smooth and the Italian meringue was a dreamy cloud. Bravo to the pastry chef for a home run!

Thank Dalia A
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place. Came here with friends and was surprised by how much I liked the food. Ordered salmon and the lemonade and haloumi cheese. Delicious. And this place sold me on dates.

Thank Keir D
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