Had heard about this hidden oasis, from friends and social media for awhile now, and it was one of those spots where you add to the ‘to-do’ list. What a better time to bring mum there on a cool Winter February morning 😉
When I rang at 11am, we were told it was” fully booked, but just come by anyways and we’ll try and get you a seat”. Luckily enough we were given a table straight away when we got there. Tip : Try and call and book anyways if you can, as they are really busy.
Surrounded by greenery, with a beautiful pond alongside, it really didn’t feel like you were in Dubai at all 🙂
Whilst the breakfast was delicious, we felt that service was a bit of a letdown – food came after 25 minutes, and the drinks only came another 5 minutes later… which we figured must be because they had forgotten about it
It is on the pricey side, where things are ordered and priced individually. Brown bread (1 portion, 3 pieces) costs 7 AED. Mum wanted omelette with ‘everything inside’ but the way it’s done is such that you pay for each ingredient separately, so for a omelette with vegetables and cheese inside , and mushrooms on the side, it’ll cost you 36AED + 6ED + 8AED. My zuchinni hash and poached egg was perfectly done (38AED), and G’s toasted salmon bagel was tasty as well (50AED).
Ah, and drinks. It was way too steep at 26AED for a cafe latte, and 36AED (gasp!) for a vanilla coffee – which is the same price as my poached eggs, hmm. English breakfast tea (Tchaba teabags) cost 26AED. Mmmm 😦
The argument will probably be that you’re paying for the whole experience ay. It is a beautiful lush green spot, and although the food was good, it didn’t feel like it was worth what they were charging. Definitely a place you should go once to see what the fuss is about though, and hey, maybe the service would be better when you’re there 😉
PS – Just in case anyone was wondering – no there is no Entertainer voucher for this place 😉