Its accolade, in the Middle East and Africa cafe category, recognizes the world’s most creative spaces and the people behind them.
Founder and CEO of Toqa Group Sara Alsaadi said: “We are humbled by the recognition and are delighted to be the winner.
“Toqa Cafe has a truly unique concept and a distinctive aesthetic. Being an entrepreneur, I have always been passionate about building and creating unique spaces in Saudi Arabia, while giving attention to our culture and heritage in every concept detail.”
The awards, now in their 14th year, are based in London, and Alsaadi added: “There were around 66 countries applying for this award, and more than 1,200 concepts were submitted worldwide.
“It’s a professional dream come true to win the most competitive award and to be among the design heroes from across the world.”
Alsaadi’s philosophy is based on distinction and exclusivity, building a concept of international standard and infusing it with Saudi culture in a modern way.
Toqa Cafe represents the simplicity and sophistication of Saudi culture, which is reflected in the venue’s layout and decor.
She added: “It wasn’t easy to design but we worked hard in transporting the concept with a twist so that it feels modern and exciting.
“The space perfectly represents Saudi Arabia and I am proud to present our country’s exclusive culture to the world.”