Wonderful food is at the heart of our community, and we have carefully selected a number of restaurants with international cuisines to suit all palates.


Retail outlets

KAUST is a self-contained community with its own supermarket and a variety of retail and service shops including apparel stores, an IT store, a bicycle shop, a pharmacy, gift shops, a salon, a barbershop and much more…



There are a number of great places to relax and eat after a busy day. Restaurants at KAUST offer casual dining, à la carte menus and international cuisine: The 10th Hole Restaurant (Safaa Golf Club), Al-Marsa Restaurant (Seaside Marina), Harbor Sports Club Cafe, Ill Villagio Italian Restaurant, Pure Restaurant (seafront), Racquet Club and Ronin Lounge (Japanese and Chinese)


Coffee shops and eateries

KAUST offers a number of different coffee shops, sandwich outlets, bakeries and patisseries, including: Great American Bagel, Subway, Baskin Robbins, Burger King, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, House of Donuts, Joffrey's Coffee & Tea Co., Pizza Inn, Shoro, Spices Indian Restaurant, Tim Hortons Coffee and Ya Hala.