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arcel Wanders’ extravagant Qatar wonder that we know as Mondrian Doha is one of those awe-inspiring hotels that I have grown to love. The design is an absolute treat to be in with everything appearing as an exaggerated version of real life. As soon as you enter, you’re greeted by the enormous golden vase that shows off the luxurious hospitality created by sbe. I’ve seen it all, the four restaurants that boast local and international cuisine, the iconic ESPA and, now, the newly launched EllaMia. For those who do not know, EllaMia is actually an international brand that sbe has launched in London and Qatar, recently. The beautiful pastel pink and black theme adorns the Frozen Forest lobby of Mondrian Doha. A contemporary design that gives a royal touch to the coffee culture, I found myself in one of my favourite places in the world; a dessert haven. Pastries, cakes, chocolates, macaroons and croissants; aah, the finer things in life are always sweet! EllaMia is a joyous, sophisticated and modern coffee brand named after the two daughters of Sam Nazarian, sbe group’s Founder and CEO. The EllaMia Coffee brand transcends the ordinary with its special and authentic blends of coffee, offering a trendy vibe that creates uplifting memories. Guests were there to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries in a lavish setting with balloons and rose petals - the cutest thing you’ll experience! Where one would start with the 88

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savoury section and move to the sweets, I was doing the complete opposite. Starting off with their homemade sodas and eventually going to the blend of coffees, I was adjusted to my current situation like you’d think I was a regular. The menu has a selection of light bites, freshly baked goods and pastries ranging from cookies and cakes to madeleines and macarons to satisfy your sweet tooth. I’d just like to mention the mini cloud, a treat in the form of almond genoise with basil strawberry panna cotta and vanilla mousse, that stole my heart on this particular evening. After sampling their desserts, along with the Parisian macaroons, I tried the Le Yyonnais sandwich, recommended by the team. Well, it hit the spot with the savoury goodness and I actually went ahead and ordered a second one! Offering a wide range of artisan coffee blends, teas, homemade sodas, green juices and smoothies, EllaMia’s menu has a new and unique selection of food and drinks, adding a whole new dynamic to the local F&B scene. Some of these – very insta-worthy – signature drinks have the world praising the brand. So, what are you waiting for – time to plan a visit! ✤

GO: CALL 4045 5999 FOR RESERVATIONS AND FOLLOW @ELLAMIADOHA ON INSTAGRAM FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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