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The Cafe

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The Museum of Islamic Art | The Corniche, Doha 2777, Qatar
+974 4422 4444
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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We had several small dishes and sweets and juices and coffees and all were delicious. Quite expensive though. Unbeatable atmosphere and view

Thank Jurgen B
Long Beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

First of all, the Museum of Islamic Art is one of the best tourist attractions in Doha. This café is on the main floor. It has huge windows that overlook the bay and the West Bay towers. The food is simple but good. Look over the selections then sit at a table by the window and order your food.

Thank ella052
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

Came to the cafe for a drink and to see the view of course. The view did not disappoint but the service in the Cafe was non existent. 15 min wait for the menu and had to personally come up to the waiter to ask for attention and the coffee was stale, not impressive. The tables were not cleaned when... More 

Thank Ariadna G
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

After visiting the Museum I called in before going for a stroll along the Corniche. The cafe is self-service with a good choice of drinks and snacks. I visited late morning, before the lunchtime rush, and it wasn't too busy. The decor is modern and beautiful and, combined with the gorgeous views of the skyline, felt very exclusive. It was... More 

Thank debdancing
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Although all products served at the café are great, it is the view that most impresses you. Situated in one of the most beautiful buildings in Doha, surrounded by art and breathing culture, you can lose yourself in the calmness blue of the sea or in the relaxing interior design of the building. Either way, you will find the experience... More 

Thank lucia101
Cairo, Egypt
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

I frequently visit this cafe during Doha's summer to enjoy some natural sunlight and airy ambience in the air condition. True to Alain Ducasse's reputation, the kitchen keeps delivering consistent creative and delicious dishes and snacks. The coffee is also great! Granted it's more expensive than a typical cafe but when you consider you are paying for the views and... More 

Thank Yosra K
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

The perfect place to have a quick bait and enjoy the views, is calm and you can enjoy there salads variety. A perfect place were to read, and enjoy of cup of tea.

Baden-Baden, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

Great view to West Bay, ideal for a drink after visiting the exhibition, very quiet in the afternoon, lovely building and a good spot for a rest.

Thank cecilia1234cd
Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2015

What's not to like about the MIA cafe? It is in a fabulous setting, overlooking the bay and Doha's West Bay skyline. The food is delicious and unusual; the service excellent and I come to eat here even if I am not touring the Museum.

Thank Eugene R
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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108 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

This is an art gallery cafe, it has food and coffee, which is all perfectly lovely, but the view back across the bay is stunning and really worth a look.

Thank Grumpy_academic

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  • Address: The Museum of Islamic Art | The Corniche, Doha 2777, Qatar
  • Location: Middle East  >  Qatar  >  Doha
  • Phone Number: +974 4422 4444

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