Feb 6, 2008

Cafe Barbera – Shatti Al Qurum

Cafe Barbera

Cafe Barbera is an Italian Coffeeshop that opened last year in Shatti Al Qurum right next Shatti Cinema. For some reason, it never seemed inviting enough for me and only checked it out when a friend of mine suggested we go to it as apparently he comes to have lunch at it quite regularly.

Cafe Barbera

We attempted sitting outside at firstt, but the weather was way too cold for us to survive. The place looks very nice inside, it has a unique antique look and feel, and some really nice sofas all over the place. It is still relatively small though and because smoking is allowed inside it does not necessarily feel comfortable.

Cafe Barbera

The menu of Cafe Barbera is quite big, they have a variety of drinks and juices, spaghettis, club sandwiches, and other hot dishes as well. We had orange juice, mint and lemon juice, and a called coffee drink called ‘Roma’ that looked nice and, according to the friend of who tried it, tasted good as well.

Cafe Barbera

For our main courses we had a Barbera chicken club sandwich, a chicken baguette, and shrimp bruschetta dish. All the dishes we ordered were served with salad and two of them were served with potato wedges. We generally liked all of our dishes, I personally ate the chicken baguette, which I thought was good but not really special. I hated the wedges, they did not look or taste nice. Unlike me, my friends thought that their dishes were excellent.

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We thought that the service at Cafe Barbera was good, it was fast, the food was what we ordered, and the waiters were friendly and talkative. My friend says that it gets bad at lunch time when the place gets crowded and many people sit outside. Never had that myself, but thought that I’ll just let you know.

Cafe Barbera

Drinks at Cafe Barbera cost from about RO 1 to RO 2 and main courses cost from RO 2 to RO 4. We ordered three drinks and three main courses and our bill came out at RO 13.79 – taxes included.

Cafe Barbera

Cafe Barbera was a nice change, their place is nice, the service we had was good, and the food was as described. The place is however small and smoking is allowed inside, so it is not necessarily for everyone.

  • I swear, chicken club sandwich is too good. Last time, we sat outside and it gets quite noisy after 8pm with youngsters making a beeline with their cars around the Al Shatti cinema.

  • This restaurant looks very nice and professional. unfortunately I left Oman without getting a chance to try it out. maybe next time I’m there the first thing I will do is trying this restaurant. 😉

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  • tata

    Hi

    What a lovely coffee shop that you have in there in oman and I want to visit the caffe barbera in there.Im not a coffee lover but im a food lover espicially italian food. Its brilliant environment and the staff are very friendly and professional especially the guy who has a good name LEEROI. Goodlack!

  • Mika Patricia

    I was not a coffee drinker before but this coffee shop has magic! It made me come back over and over again because of the ambiance, the food , the drinks and most especially the staff! They give the best service in Oman and all are friendly and very polite. Great job and keep it up! I must say special menchu to one of your staff, I think her name is Manchu. Even my friends like her!

  • Mika Patricia

    I was not a coffee drinker before but this coffee shop has magic! It made me come back over and over again because of the ambiance, the food , the drinks and most especially the staff! They give the best service in Oman and all are friendly and very polite. Great job and keep it up! I must say special menchu to one of your staff, I think her name is Manchu. Even my friends like her!

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  • Jomarie

    cafe barbera is really a nice place, in fact, i plan to apply as a staff… goodluck to me.

  • Jarno

    I really like the salads they serve 🙂

  • sofie

    Can you please give a latest review. Please. its been ages since you went and reviewed it. Things must have changed now. please consider my request.