Maya La Chocolaterie
Cafe, Patisserie, Dessert, Middle Eastern, French, $$$
Located in Seef Mall, Bahrain’s new extension, this café is the ultimate destination for chocolate lovers. They have a few tables and chairs laid out in the area in front of the café, enticing passersby into the mall with the rich aroma of artisan chocolate. Their menu is crafted by renowned American pastry chef Antonio Bachour, who infuses local flavours in his creations, such as cardamom mille-feuille. Their chocolate fondue, which is served with fresh fruit, marshmallows and mini cakes, is very popular. Maya La Chocolaterie also has an exotic retail range of bonbons, pralines, nuts and sugar-free chocolates that you can buy. Their 1001 Collection is a great souvenir or gifting idea and combines Arabian flavours and spices, including rose, cloves, saffron, orange, coriander, pistachio, hazelnut, sesame, tahini, coffee, dates and cardamom.