I’ve always wanted to return to Bluewaters for breakfast. When you try and google ‘Breakfast at Bluewaters’, not a lot comes up. C’mon big guys – What’s on, Time Out – do your thing. So on a totally unplanned morning when I was suppose to take the 2 year old for a coffee date, off we went on a 10mins quick drive to that island across JBR, in search on what’s available at 10am.
As we strolled pass Schoko Fabrik (yes, open) towards the ginormous Dubai Eye (nope, not open yet), we turned towards the waterfront. Popped into the much talked about Alici and was politely advised that they only open for lunch. Bummer. London Project and Selfish Bull didn’t look open either. Let’s keep walking.
First terrace that we passed was full – where’s this place? Un Dimanche E Paris, it says. Yeah – let’s check it out. Going through the breakfast menu – you get the ‘full deal’ for 89AED including juice and coffee and 79 AED for the vegetarian version. Eggs Benedict at 62 AED, and the sweet options of Waffles, French Toast for around 50 AED. Not cheap but hey – have you seen the view from this place? 😉
As this was a random drop in and we had both eaten our first breakfast, my girl decided she would like the french toast. I ordered a latte (23 AED) and a babycino, which they do charge 10 AED. Mind you it came in a mug even bigger than my latte, which was quite bizarre. I asked for an empty espresso cup instead, and proceeded to make (ie pour) my own babycino for my girl – did you know one large cup makes 5 to 6 espresso cups? I’ll need to mention though, they did forget the babycino order so the 2-year old was quite upset when the lady came over with mummy’s coffee and then walked away with nothing for her. Note to restaurant : Always, always remember the toddler’s drink. Please 🙂
The french toast came, a thick bread sliced in two, with yummy cream with blueberries and raspberries atop. It was way too sweet for my liking, but the toddler – she loved it, of course. Presentation was simple – but nice. More points for the view though. Service? Other than forgetting my girl’s drink, well – they were quite busy that morning I’ll say but as this was a really quick stop – I have no complaints.
Breakfast here, would come to around 80-100 AED per person – including a cup of coffee. Extra points for the overall ambience, that french music in the background, the view of the sparkling sea and JBR beyond. Though busy on a schoolday morning, tables were well-spaced out in the terrace. It was nice. To mention that there is a ramp + balustrades next to the restaurant which will keep the toddlers busy if you sat outside. Bring the scooters.
Will I return? If I’m feeling rich, maybe. Otherwise, I’m going to carry on finding another spot which has the exact same view next door. There’s Coffee Club, and Leen’s Casual to Gourmet also open during breakfast. Maybe I’ll give those a try? 😉
- Un Dimanche A Paris
- Bluewaters Island – facing the water
Note : We paid for breakfast at Un Dimanche A Paris.