Where We Are Going Today: Black Cardamom Cafe

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Updated 08 February 2020

Where We Are Going Today: Black Cardamom Cafe

The brainchild of accomplished Saudi chef Mayada Badr and three of her friends, Black Cardamom is a small quaint cafe in the heart of Jeddah, serving light and healthy brunch-style meals throughout the day.

For those who know their pancakes, the cafe serves some of the best and fluffiest in town, with chocolate, vanilla, banana and many other flavors.

There’s also a wide variety of egg-based options available, but that doesn’t mean the other items on the menu aren’t as good to try out throughout the day. And what they do have is remarkable. If you can, try the honey roasted carrots with green tahini dressing — hearty and fulfilling next to a simple beetroot salad. Avocado with edamame on sourdough toast with chili flakes anyone is also a treat.

With floor-to-ceiling windows that fill the cafe with sunlight, adorable china crockery and the smell of fresh baked croissants, the vibe is calm and gives a homey feel. The food helps, as well.

For those looking for something sweeter, hop over to the macaron bar at the entrance and choose your flavor with one of the cafe’s signature coffees. From lavender to rose-flavored lattes, Black Cardamom is a high-quality cafe that ensures the freshest of ingredients to satisfy the curious and hungry.


Saudi university ranks fourth on international list of educational establishments

Updated 04 June 2020

Saudi university ranks fourth on international list of educational establishments

  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals rates highly based on number of utilities patents granted to it in the United States
  • University received 225 patents, topped only by the University of California, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Texas

DHAHRAN: Saudi Arabia’s King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals has been ranked fourth on a global list of 100 universities granted utility patents in the United States in 2019.
The annual list is compiled by the American organizations the National Academy of Inventors and the Intellectual Property Owners Association. KFUPM was granted 225 patents last year according to the list, which was topped by the University of California (631), followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (355) and the University of Texas (276).
Prince Abdul Aziz bin Salman, the Saudi minister of energy and chairman of KFUPM’s board of trustees, said the achievement reflects the university’s strategic methodology in the fields of research and innovation, and is something the Kingdom can be proud of.
He also thanked King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for their great support for education.