Abak Kahva

Cafe in Mecca

The trendy baristas of the Western hemisphere have arrived in Mecca, and Abak, with its quirky branding and hipster interior, is leading the way. Popular with middle-class Saudi youths, who can be seen sitting inside on most weeknights staring at their laptops and cradling a hot cup, this is a welcome, local alternative to the big American brands.

The distinct signage outside is only in Arabic, but you'll know it from the cool branded wood look.