Located in Wasl Vita, in a quaint little corner is The Coffee Club. Walk in, and you’re met with the delicious scent of coffee wafting around the café. First impressions always matter, and I decide I’m going to fall in love with this place. Continue reading “The Coffee Club – Wasl Vita, Jumeirah”
Earlier, a dining experience would be measured by the taste of food and hospitality. Later, ambiance became an important factor. And now, interiors play a vital role in choosing where to dine. Continue reading “Breakfast Goals at Culinary Boutique”
Our recent breakfast was at Paper Fig, located in University City, Sharjah. What looks like a usual building from the outside, is a contrast with its interiors. Wooden walls which serve as a great backdrop for pictures, charming servers, and a vibe that’s somehow similar to Afternoon Tea places, Paper Fig became a fast favorite. Continue reading “What’s in the name Paper Fig?”
I’m not the smiling person you see…unless I’ve had my first cup of coffee. And when you are required to drive to Downtown Dubai and give a sweet smile to your server before you’ve had one, the thought seems almost impossible. Continue reading “Breakfast at Fumé, Downtown Dubai”
Let me tell you a story. A beautiful story about chocolate and cheese, who strived to be together but couldn’t until they were joined in the kitchen of Maward Patisserie. Continue reading “A Cheesy Meal – Maward Patisserie, Uptown Mirdif”
When you’re sent home a surprise cookbook with an invite attached, it obviously peaks your curiosity! That’s just the way Dean and Deluca did it. And I was glad to be invited to a wonderful opening. Continue reading “Dean & Deluca Is Back With A Bang!”
I love how cafés are coming up in Dubai. There’s one at every corner, and though all of them might not be the best, there are some that really catch your attention. A café usually serves coffees with a few selection of pastries. But this has changed now with menus that almost imitate a full-fledged restaurant. Continue reading “Lounging At Café Italiano”
Crumble has made quite a name for itself in a short time. For those who don’t know, Crumble is the revamped version of what used to be a cafe by the name of Roti Mum. Continue reading “Back with a Bang! – Crumble”
I was recently invited by Appetite – The Shop to try their delicious healthy food. Since the place closes down by 6 PM, it was proving difficult for me to personally head to their locations in Al Quoz and Business Bay. Therefore, delivery to the rescue!
The manager at Appetite was kind enough to deliver the order at my workplace. And I have to tell you, their packing is so so well done! I ordered a Mac n Cheese (wondering how this is healthy?) Cajun Chicken & Guacamole wrap and Thai Chicken Curry.
From these, my favourite was the Thai Chicken Curry. I’m not usually a fan of Thai curries, but this one was appetizing as it didn’t have that strong coconut flavour that the usual ones have. This was served on a bed of rice. The portion is quite a lot and is enough for one person if they don’t plan to eat for the next 5-6 hours.
Sadly, I found the wrap a bit too dry for my taste. It was also too big to finish and quite stuffed with a lot of chicken and cheese.
For drinks, we had the Summer Fiesta and Basil Lemonade. Quite different flavours from the usual ones I order. I preferred the Summer Fiesta more. With flavours like raspberry, blueberries, apple juice and ginger. It had a very sweet – tangy taste with the sharp flavour of ginger. Different to my taste buds, but I enjoyed it.
Lastly, for dessert, we chose a Home baked Carrot Cake and cute muffins stuffed with date paste and raisins.
Not being a fan of dates, I preferred that the least. The carrot cake made up for it, though! It reminded me of the one served at Starbucks. The cake was moist and juicy, with the walnuts providing a nice crunch in the middle.
From the pictures online, I can see that Appetite is quite a nice place to have a piece of cake and a cup of coffee. Since it’s located in Bay Avenue, it can serve as a prime location for office goers to stop by for a quick meal.
Hungryoungwoman recommends the Thai Chicken Curry, Summer Fiesta drink, Mac n Cheese is you’re a fan of a lot of cheese (who isn’t?) and their carrot cake which is a must try!
As Dubai moves towards a healthier lifestyle, there are many restaurants and cafes that have come up trying to compete with each other. In this battle of better than the best, Comptoir comes like a breath of fresh air.
Comptoir 102 is located in Jumeirah and is almost hard to miss while driving. A cafe and store concept that sells beautiful home decor and clothes. With wooden furniture and a rustic look, it gives a very earthy and homey feel. You can almost make yourself a little too comfortable on their couches placed outside, and oh! The soothing music is perfect to sit, relax and read with a coffee or two.
If you’re feeling otherwise, you can place your order and browse through their collection.
Skim through their menu and you can see how much thought has been put behind every dish.
The chalkboard on the wall said Cauliflower soup, and we started with just that. Rich and creamy but also warm and light. Can’t imagine all of these happening at once in a dish.
The Avocado Crostini was my favourite! Their homemade macadamia sauce, guacamole and cucumber slices was a wonderful play on our taste buds. Also served on the side with every dish was the house salad. Their New York bagel filled with cheese made in house is a must try.
Personally, I felt that our Pita sandwiches with walnuts were quite dry. Extra Tahina dressing could have enhanced the taste and wouldn’t have left it tasting like just avocado and bread.
From the two salads we tried; Tuna and Comptoir 102 All Green Salad. Tuna clearly won. Avocado, parsley, celery, black sesame seeds with fresh tuna makes for a light and healthy snack.
The dessert for the day included a Chocolate Petit Pot and Smooth Apple Dream. While I didn’t prefer the latter, the chocolate based dessert with nuts was more my type. Although I felt this could be presented in a much better way.
Comptoir 102 is certainly a health lover’s dream. Haven’t tried their coffees, but heard they are good. They have four dining areas that make it perfect for every mood of yours. I feel I will be spending much of my time in the dim lit indoors when I visit next.
Hungryoungwoman recommends the Avocado Crostini, Tuna Salad, New York Bagel and their soup of the day.