Where We Are Going Today: Overdose Cafe in Jeddah

There are no desserts, for example, nor is there a huge variety of coffee; it serves four drinks only — but in a unique style.
Updated 13 October 2018

Where We Are Going Today: Overdose Cafe in Jeddah

  • Overdose has its own signature style for doing everything

JEDDAH: Simplicity and uniqueness are trends in dining these days, and few places seem to be doing it better than Overdose Cafe in Jeddah. It is becoming increasingly popular as word of mouth spreads, and as a result the crowds outside seem to grow larger every day.

Overdose has its own signature style for doing everything. There are no desserts, for example, nor is there a huge variety of coffee; it serves four drinks only — but in a unique style. Servers make the coffee in front of the customer by placing a transparent cup with a flavored syrup of choice on a round platform, then filling it with ice before adding milk and pouring in two shots of espresso.

The atmosphere and stylish decor is also a hit with customers. The café is decorated with espresso glasses and cups with syrups ready for the servers to grab, while the walls are covered with coffee-related art quotes. One of my favorites is “Caffeine, it’s my drug of choice,” as it sums up a journalist’s life to perfection.

Rarely do I drink coffee that makes me crave another immediately after the last drop but Overdose’s Spanish latte was one that did.

Well-trained staff, an artistic aesthetic and warm vibes come together to make Overdose the ideal place to enjoy a cup of well-made coffee.


OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

Updated 12 min 50 sec ago

OIC delivers COVID-19 emergency medical aid to Afghanistan

  • The aid parcels contain disposable medical masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel

RIYADH: Emergency medical aid organized under the auspices of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has arrived at Kabul International Airport, ready to be delivered to the Afghan ministries of foreign affairs and public health to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
The aid parcels containing disposable medical masks, specialized N95 hospital masks and protective clothing for quarantine personnel were handed over to the Afghan authorities in presence of OIC’s Resident Representative in Kabul. 
Meanwhile the Islamic Solidarity Fund (ISF), a subsidiary OIC institution aimed at supporting the least developed member states in their response to the pandemic, especially in the health sector, has also delivered a first tranche of emergency financial assistance to Afghanistan.