If you are a tourist or living in Muscat, Oman, you might want to head to North Sharqiya to visit the Wahiba Sands then head to Wadi Bani Khalid before journeying on to Sur in South Sharqiya region. In the interior areas of Oman, you would see generic coffee shops with very modest and basic design. It would be a simple shop offering Omani coffee or Qahwa/Kahwa (in Arabic) in tiny paper cup. You can order by simply honking your car horn outside of the store and a coffeeshop employee will come out to take your order. No need go out of your car. But it is refreshing to discover few cute instagrammable cafes like a mirage in rows of basic coffeeshop in the area.
Here are 3 cute cafes found in North Sharqiya, Oman:
There have 3 branches in Ibra in Safalah , Ash Sharqiyah University and Al Yahmadi. I heard rumours they maybe opening another branch soon too. They have lovely coffee interiors that is at par with other Muscat coffeeshops. There is an area designated for family and women. They provide a few books in the side for their customers too.
They have a wide variety of yummy frappuccinos . Their cheesecakes are our favorite. They also serve pastas and sandwiches.
2. Karma Cafe
Another cute cafe found in Al Yhamadi, Ibra is Karma Cafe. The coffee interiors are lovely too, more masculine and mysterious. I may prefer the interiors of Sereno Cafe but I love the perfect blend of Arabica blend of Karma coffee. I particularly like their Spanish coffee.
We love their tiny donuts. We hope they can make bigger ones too. They also have good unique pastas to choose from. They have this Cheetohs pasta that you may want to try.
3. Blue Cloud Coffee
If you are heading to Wahiba Sands, stop by Blue Cloud Cafe for some strong iced coffee in Bidiyah. I tried their Spanish Coffee which I liked but the caffeine was really strong, I had a hard time sleeping that night I drank it. They also offer non-coffee drinks. They have several desserts, sandwiches and shawarma.
I am hoping to find more cute cafes hidden somewhere here in Oman because that has always been my thing. I love cafes. If you know of any other nice cafes in North Sharqiya or in your region, please let me know.