Casper and Gambinis2 reviews
First Reviewed By: FoodCritic
Casper and Gambinis Jeddah is back, and this time they’ve opted for a more premium location – Tahlia Street. Set in the former location of the Benetton store – adjacent to Diesel and just across from the Basateen Mall, Caspers seem to have chosen well.
We dropped by early in the morning to grab a coffee and lite bite. The Tahlia St entrance is families only, so if you’re a bachelor be sure to enter from the other side. This distinction wasn’t quite clear to us when we arrived at the front.
Once inside we found a quiet area at the back of the restaurant, an area where there is a mix of seating; tables with traditional dining chairs, leather loungers, and even Chesterfield sofas, its a nice balance, with something to suit everyone.
As we arrived relatively early in the morning, there were only a few people inside, which made for a relaxing and quiet visit. The majority seemed to be enjoying a coffee, or small breakfast while perusing their tablet/gadgets (there’s free WiFi available throughout the restaurant).
The menu was extensive, with some great breakfast items like Eggs Benedict, pancakes etc , but as we weren’t dining in on this occasion, we just ordered some drinks and mini desserts. We tried the ‘Milky Way’ a creamy chocolate & coffee drink, a Machiatto, and two mini desserts – the tiramisu, and cinnamon apple crumble.
The drinks arrived first and both were fine, my ‘Milky Way’ was good if a little too creamy, my companion enjoyed his coffee. The tiramisu hit the spot, but was a little firm, I preferred the cinnamon crumble; this was a small portion served in a thin tall glass topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My only gripe was its temperature, just a tad too icy, like the pudding hadn’t had the chance to warm after being taken out of the...
Staff were both attentive and friendly throughout our visit, and as other items on the lunch menu seem to warrant another visit, we’re likely to be back later this week to indulge (and update our review).
Upon returning to our car, the lack of sunshades dawned on us as the only major ‘hiccup’ of the experience, our car was baking hot, some shaded carports would really help on the Tahlia St side of the restaurant – something to think about if you’re parking in the day time.
- Price:50 to 100 SR
- Dress Code:Casual
- Disabled access
- Credit Cards
- Outdoor seating
- Drive through
- TV Screen
- Business Friendly
- Singles Area
- Kids Play Area
- Baby highchair
- Private Rooms
- Ladies Only