Nomad Urban Eatery in Bahrain

From bao buns to burnt Basque cheesecake, Nomad Urban Eatery offers Bahrain’s best breakfast

In the Middle East’s culinary canvas, Bahrain has long been known for its forward-thinking restaurant landscape.

Sprinkled across the island are unique homegrown café concepts, with the walkable Block 338 in Adliya a particularly notable example of an area devoted to offering an impeccable dining experience.

A short taxi ride away in Seef, near the water, stands Nomad Urban Eatery, a restaurant that has diligently carved its niche by offering Bahrain’s quintessential breakfast.

Walking into Nomad, the stylish interior showcases a palette of copper hues accompanied by lush greenery, embodying a blend of warmth and contemporary finesse.

It’s a place where modern design meets comfortable dining, creating a weekend buzz that echoes with conversations and clinks of cutlery, confirming its well-earned reputation as a crowd favourite.

Start off with the cornbread paired with marmite butter – the rich, dense texture of the cornbread combining perfectly with the umami, salty goodness of the marmite butter.

It’s impossible not to enjoy every single bite, despite the generosity of the serving, as with most items on the breakfast menu – served generously from 8 am to noon on weekdays and until 1 over the weekend.

A standout is the sausage scrambled egg bao, combining grilled sausage, cheddar cheese, and BBQ sauce, with vegetarians and vegans catered to with the availability of a Beyond Meat alternative.

Dive deeper into the breakfast offerings, and you find gems like the baked feta and cherry tomato brioche, and the house speciality of burrata on toast.

With the delightful addition of pistachio pesto, cherry tomatoes, and pickled onions on a canvas of sourdough, these options shine as testaments to Nomad’s culinary creativity.

For those seeking something sweeter, the menu offers an array of pancakes ranging from the classic Eton buttermilk to more adventurous banoffee – and that’s not to forget the irresistibly indulgent Nutella French toast.

Nomad’s commitment to a holistic dining experience shines through with its coffee bar, where the aroma of freshly brewed beans fills the air.

Here, adding to a menu of fresh juices and smoothies, skilled baristas stir up a range of specialties including the unique coffee tonic, freddo cappuccino, and the authentic Turkish coffee.

Completing the Nomad experience is the semi-outdoor terrace, which blooms with the soft touches of greenery and an enchanting floral roof display.

Upstairs inside, balcony seating offers the perfect spot for people-watching amid Nomad’s vibrant ambiance.

From bao buns to burnt Basque cheesecake (another crowd favourite), Nomad Urban Eatery is the only place to be on the weekend in Seef.

With a new Nomad concept set to open soon in Saudi Arabia, the brilliant original continues to shine strong, setting a benchmark for breakfast and the pure joy of food.