Kava & Chai has differentiated itself from the run-of-the-mill cafés found around every corner by being a coffee house that’s on a social mission. Conceived to promote and inspire Arab pride, Kava & Chai is serving more than just coffee and tea to its growing audience of Emiratis and expats; it is spreading the story of Arab coffee houses of the 16th century as powerful conduits for innovation and creativity. In so doing, Kava & Chai is acknowledging the role of Arab culture in the origins of coffee, a beverage that has powered people throughout history.
An integral part of the experience, nostalgia is evoked through Kava & Chai’s traditional recipes, Middle Eastern flavours and hakawati storytellers sharing tales in a buzzing, souk-like atmosphere. Through the snippet of a familiar song, a glimpse of a verse from an Arabic poem or the taste of a recipe from childhood, sensory memories of growing up in the Middle East are brought to life. Giving consumers the ability to discover new ideas together fosters a lasting emotional connection in their minds. In attracting a melting pot of nationalities and world views – much like the Arab coffee houses of the 16th century – Kava & Chai creates experiences that unify and engage people from different social and cultural backgrounds.
The founders are deeply committed to showcasing the positive aspects the Middle East, which is reflected in Kava & Chai’s integration of Arab talent throughout its brand offering. This includes food prepared by award-winning chefs, stunning interiors and world-class live entertainment. By combining this reserve of talent with high-quality service and a mission-driven menu, it is positively changing the way people view this vast, diverse and culturally rich region.www.kavaandchai.com