Where We Are Going Today: Layla’s Gourmet in Jeddah is that perfect place for intimate conversations

Updated 16 June 2018

Where We Are Going Today: Layla’s Gourmet in Jeddah is that perfect place for intimate conversations

  • Amid relaxing background music, the homely entrance is filled with desserts

If you are looking for a charming, quiet cafe in central Jeddah, the well-hidden Layla’s Gourmet is the ideal place.

The cozy, child-free cafe is perfect for intimate conversations, getting some writing done or just having a quiet evening with a friend.

Amid relaxing background music, the homely entrance is filled with desserts. The decoration is grandiose yet simple, and the masks on the wall make it seem like an Elizabethan-era waiting hall.

Whether it is Nutella-, date- or pistachio-flavored, the kanafa will rock your world. Other desserts include red velvet, date and caramel cakes. Layla’s Gourmet also serves a variety of fresh juices and all types of coffee.


Britain’s Banksy depicts US flag on fire in George Floyd tribute

Updated 39 min 32 sec ago

Britain’s Banksy depicts US flag on fire in George Floyd tribute

  • Banksy likened racism to a broken pipe flooding a downstairs apartment
  • Banksy frequently chooses topical themes for his artworks

LONDON: Reclusive British street artist Banksy published a new artwork online on Saturday which depicts the United States flag being set alight by a candle that forms part of a memorial to an anonymous, black, silhouetted figure.
The artwork appeared as thousands of people gathered in London and other cities around the world to protest the May 25 killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, where a white police officer detaining him knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.
"People of colour are being failed by the system. The white system," Banksy wrote in a short statement that accompanied the image on the social media platform Instagram.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Banksy likened racism to a broken pipe flooding a downstairs apartment, and said the downstairs occupants would be entitled to break into the apartment upstairs to fix the problem.
"This is a white problem. And if white people don't fix it, someone will have to come upstairs and kick the door in," Banksy wrote alongside the image.
Banksy frequently chooses topical themes for his artworks, which are normally stencilled on walls.
Last month, he showed a young boy choosing a nurse as the superhero he wants to play with over Batman and Spiderman, in a new artwork to encapsulate the gratitude Britons have felt toward the country's National Health Service during the coronavirus crisis.