Chocolate café Said dal 1923 Riyadh opens

Chocolate café Said dal 1923 Riyadh opens



The famous Italian chocolate brand makes its Saudi Arabian debut.

Are you a sucker for hot chocolate? Well, you’ll be excited to hear that SAID dal 1923 has opened in Riyadh. The much-loved Italian brand has made its way to Saudi Arabia, and is famous for its chocolate bars, chocolate cake and hot chocolate. 

SAID dal 1923 Riyadh is located on Prince Turkey Alawwal, Hittin. The brand started life as a chocolate factory in Rome, Italy in 1923. Founded by Aldo de Mauro, it is a family business that has expanded across the world. Cafés can be found in Rome’s Saint Lawrence, Dubai’s City Walk and Doha’s Msheireb Downtown. 

SAID dal 1923 Riyadh has a giant lit-up name outside and inside the shop, which greets customers. The modern yet rustic vibe boasts wooden cabinets, chairs and tables. The vast space includes high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and low-hanging lamps. Plus, there are industrial chic touches ranging from exposed piping to black and grey walls.

SAID dal 1923 Riyadh

Chocoholics must not leave SAID dal 1923 Riyadh without trying the signature hot chocolate, which comes in dark, hazelnut and milk chocolate flavours. The drink is served with triple chocolate (dark, hazelnut and milk) dripping down the side. The drink has received such high praise and is often labelled as one of the best hot chocolates in London (and Dubai), so this is your chance to sample it in Riyadh. 

At SAID dal 1923 Riyadh’s counter, diners can take their pick of cakes, which include carrot and walnut, pistachio and salted caramel. The chocolate pieces include almond, cinnamon, cremino, lemon, orange and rosemary flavours. The chocolate boxes and bars come in flavours such as dark chocolate with chilli, cinnamon, ginger, mint and orange. Plus, pastries include churros, crepes, croissants, doughnuts and waffles.

That’s a whole lot of chocolate. 

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