Ya Hala Lounge The Breakfast Express deal here lets you start your day with fresh orange juice, fruit salad, Swiss bircher muesli, a selection of pastries with your choice of jams and preserves, alongside a hot cup of whatever you want. It’s a bargain brekkie. Served daily, 6.30am-10am for QR49 per person. Hilton Doha, West Bay (4423 3333).
Gourmet House This quaint little café, which is famous for its bakery products, serves a mean breakfast. Get coddled eggs with your choice of spinach, bresaola or salmon, your favourite bread roll, a cup of tea or coffee and a scone with cream and jam as a bit of something sweet for afters. Served daily 7am-11.30am for QR50 per person. Kempinski Residences & Suites, West Bay (4405 3326).
Quick Bites Officially our Best Café of the year, Quick Bites has plenty of room for early punters and a great selection of cold and hot dishes for eat in or take away, alongside a bunch of rotating daily specials. They also serve karak tea and traditional Arabic coffee. Open daily, 6am-11pm. West End of Renaissance City Center Hotel (4419 6100).
Chac’Late If you have a sweet tooth then the Parisian breakfasts on offer at this chocolate café might just float your boat. Choose from delicate pastries, mini viennoiseries (baked goods), croissants, muffins and organic bread. Served daily, 8am-11am. Katara Cultural Village (4408 0733).
jones the grocer There are a range of gourmet breakfast options available at this café from homemade English muffins to eggs benedict and the full ‘big breakfast’ with veal bacon. Plus, they even do a takeaway box with items like croissants, yoghurt, tea and coffee inside for QR29. Served Sun-Thu, 8am-noon; Fri-Sat, 8am-3pm. The Gate Mall, West Bay (4407 7175).