RIYADH: Located in Ghadir district, Sol Olas coffee shop provides the perfect view of King Abdullah Financial District while serving up an assortment of coffees and creative takes on the classic French toast.
The coffee shop quickly became a local favorite during the Riyadh Season celebrations with its strategic location directly across from the Winter Wonderland.
What makes Sol Olas stand out as one of the most popular coffee shops in Riyadh is that it is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, serving specialty coffee and breakfast throughout.
During the winter season, Sol Olas had a pop-up booth that served a hot chocolate drink covered in whipped cream and fluffy marshmallows that quickly became a crowd favorite.
One tip to keep in mind is it gets crowded on weekend evenings, especially during the peak of Riyadh Season’s celebrations.
For those that visit the restaurant early in the morning, you cannot go wrong with the avocado toast — simple yet flavorful with a sourdough base and a thin layer of pesto and avocado on top.
Some of the must-try options on the breakfast menu include croissant egg’s Benedict and the pesto halloumi sandwich.
On the dessert menu, we recommend trying the salted caramel french toast and the classic french toast for those that like it a bit less sweet.
The coffee menu is very standard with the traditional selections of black coffee, Americano, V60, and sweeter options of Spanish lattes, cappuccinos, and flat whites.
The menu also features some non-coffee options including the Sol mojito, orange juice, and raspberry iced tea.
The coffee on the menu is average and very similar to other cafes in the city but what makes this cafe stand out is the view of KAFD.
Although there are indoor seats that have windows that open up it is recommended to sit in one of the outdoor seating areas, but keep in mind that they do fill up quickly.
The best time to go to the location is at sunrise or sunset to view the rays of sun peaking through the KAFD building skyline.