Café Pouchkine’s Exquisite Croissant Day Creations

Join Café Pouchkine this International Croissant Day and embark on a delectable adventure in true Parisian style! From January 30th onwards, both the Galeries Lafayette Doha and Place Vendome locations will be tempting taste buds with exquisite new croissant creations to explore the versatility and deliciousness of this iconic pastry.

Foodies can indulge in the creamy swirl of Pistachio Rose, savor the sweet & salty crunch of Salted Caramel Pecan, or explore the sophisticated earthiness of the Black Truffle croissants. But the delectable offerings don’t stop there! Mini flavored croissants, perfect for individual indulgence offer a delightful miniature adventure. The giant chocolate croissant is a true feast for the eyes and the stomach. This pure chocolate bliss comes generously filled with rich, decadent chocolate, making it the ultimate centerpiece for any celebration.

Galeries Lafayette Doha and Café Pouchkine: A Pinktober Pairing to Educate and Inspire

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and during this time of the year the world turns pink to raise awareness and care for those affected by the disease.

To support the fight against breast cancer, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Galeries Lafayette teamed up with Qatar Cancer Society to host a knowledge session at Café Pouchkine on October 4 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Over 40 women, including members of Qatar Cancer Society, local press, and social media influencers, gathered to learn more about the disease and the importance of creating a caring community for those affected by the disease.

On the occasion, Café Pouchkine was filled with shades of pink, a celebration of womanhood and positive vibes. Guests were treated to a visually stunning and delectable display of a pink macaron tower and a meticulously crafted cake.

The event was chaired by Mrs. Mona Ashkanani, General Manager, Qatar Cancer Society. Nour Makkia, a health educator at Qatar Cancer Society facilitated the session with an introductory talk. She covered a wide range of important topics related to breast cancer such as risk factors, signs and symptoms, different treatment options and their side effects, managing psychological challenges and the latest research.

“Early detection is key to fighting this disease and this workshop was a great opportunity to educate our invitees and to show our support for Qatar Cancer Society.”, said Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender, General Manager, Galeries Lafayette. Mrs. Alma who was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year, also addressed the audience, talking about importance of regular screenings.

A pink-themed afternoon tea was then served, with delicate finger sandwiches and miniature pastries in shades of blush and rose, beckoning with their sweet and savory aromas. Participants were also given special gift vouchers from Beauty Hive.

Throughout the month of October, Galeries Lafayette will be facilitating donations to Qatar Cancer Society.  Co-branded artworks with Qatar Cancer Society have been placed throughout the store and an email has been sent to the entire Galeries Lafayette database with barcodes so that customers can scan and donate directly. Also on offer is a curated collection of beauty and fashion products to support the cause.


Renowned culinary delight, Café Pouchkine, made its mark at the 32nd International Book Fair, attracting visitors with an array of delectable food and beverage selections. As one of the designated food operators at the fair, Café Pouchkine’s menu was prepared and catered by its elite chefs and servers with international gastronomy skills.

The exhibition, which took place from June 12 – 21, 2023 under the theme, “With Reading We Rise”, was organized by the Qatar Cultural and Heritage Events Center and brought more than 100,000 intellectuals, authors and book enthusiasts from across the Middle East region to highlight the importance of knowledge and learning.
The event featured a large number of regional, Arab and international publishing houses in the 824 booths prepared for exhibitors.

The daily influx of guests had the opportunity to repose and enjoy exquisite cuisines and vibrant experience offered by Café Pouchkine, which was strategically located in the main area of the fair.

At the event, Café Pouchkine offered an enticing selection of light sandwiches, and mini pastries for the guests. For those with a sweet tooth, Café Pouchkine’s desserts were a true indulgence, with each confection meticulously crafted to create a symphony of flavors. Café Pouchkine’s presence not only offered nourishment but also became an integral part of the event itself. The booth exuded a vibrant ambiance, fostering conversations that added to the overall enjoyment of the fair.

No book fair experience is complete without a cup of quality coffee, and Café Pouchkine made sure to deliver on that. With a selection of premium coffee blends and refined tea flavors, visitors savored the perfect cup of coffee while immersing themselves in the learning atmosphere.

Present at the event, the Group General Manager for Ali Bin Ali Hospitality, Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar, was thrilled with the mammoth of attendance at the prestigious book fair that galvanized the Café Pouchkine booth. “Our team worked tirelessly to ensure that the cuisine offered were of the best quality. We are happy that our guests were delighted with our service,” he noted.

Café Pouchkine’s engagement at the international book fair provided an opportunity for the restaurant to showcase its culinary expertise, attract new customers, and strengthen its brand presence within the intellectual community. Café Pouchkine aims to continue fostering its commitment to exquisite gastronomy and enriching experiences.


The iconic Moscow institution Cafe Pouchkine delighted customers with its special Iftar set menu for the Ramadan season 2023. Guest were treated to a joyous opportunity to indulge in a delectable four-course meal prepared by the renowned Chefs who specialize in Russian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist.

The Iftar set menu featured a rich Mushroom soup, a refreshing Prawn salad, a classic Stroganoff with freshly made white rice, and a special edition Jallab drink. Popular as a luxurious dining destination and located at 21 High st as well as at Place Vendome, Cafe Pouchkine draws diners for its Russian heritage and exquisite menu offerings.

During Ramadan 2023, in addition to the Iftar set menu, Café Pouchkine has also created a special edition mini dessert stand. Guests with a sweet tooth had the opportunity to indulge in a variety of treats, including mini Honey cakes, mini Cheesecakes, mini Pistachio Honey cakes, and mini or Noir cakes among other delectable sweetmeats.

As the only Russia-inspired restaurant, tea-room and patisserie with an authentic Moscow touch, Café Pouchkine also offers a menu that carries a wide variety of options. From imaginative club sandwiches to timeless Café de Paris steak, the menu is choc full of gastronomical delights.

Café Pouchkine expands its presence in Qatar with new outlet at Place Vendome

Café Pouchkine, renowned for being one of Qatar’s popular luxury dining locations with a unique Russian heritage, opened its second outlet at the glamorous Place Vendome Mall in Lusail City. Hosted by Ali Bin Ali Hospitality in Qatar, the café opened its doors to the public on the 5th of January, 2023.

Stationed right at the heart of Place Vendome, Cafe Pouchkine is located on the ground floor of the mall’s south side. The café sits right under the glass dome of the Parisian-inspired structure and blends seamlessly into the architecture, which radiates luxury and extravagance while conveying a touch of cultural and artistic feel. The interiors of the café are equally elegant with the all-white décor. The intimately carved woodwork creates a modern yet classic look that quintessentially describes Café Pouchkine.

Already known as one of the best tea-rooms in Qatar, Café Pouchkine offers a wide range of gastronomical delights. From a snack menu that includes surprising club sandwiches to the timeless café de Paris streak, via delicious Blini – or lunch “à la carte” with crispy dusk salad, or a beef Stroganoff, the cafe promises to take taste buds on an international voyage of discovery. Enjoy a dreamy afternoon with their signature tea and coffee accompanied with a crowd-pleasing section of desserts, including honey cake and macrons.

Commenting on the launch of the new café, General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Hospitality Mr. Bassel Salim Ammar said, “Ali Bin Ali Hospitality is always looking to elevate the hospitality experience for the people of Qatar, and the opening of the new Café Pouchkine outlet is part of that mission. Place Vendome, with its touch of cultural and artistic feel, made it the perfect pairing for us as a location to house Café Pouchkine. The entire team at Café Pouchkine is ready now to serve guests in a new and exciting location, while remaining true to the superior dining experience we have been known to deliver, time and time again.”

Since the brand opened its first café in 2019 at 21 High st – Katara Cultural Village as the country’s only restaurant, tea-room and patisserie with an authentic origin hailing from Moscow, Café Pouchkine has continued to rise in popularity among locals and residents in Qatar, who seek unique, high-end experiences.