Breakfast @ Phileas Fogg’s, Address Montgomerie Dubai

2022 Update : The review below was written in May 2021 when I went to Phileas for the very first time. We have been back there numerous times since and absolutely love the place. Highly recommend breakfast at Phileas.

Original Review : May 2021

I was this close on leaving, standing in the heat, trying to get in touch with the team. 7 times, I rang – my 3-year old with me, impatient and hungry. The main door was close, there were men working away and when I asked the first time – they signaled for me to turn the corner so I can get in from another entrance. Problem is when you are there with a toddler, you can’t just “pop over” to check, you have to bring her with you. What if they were wrong? Well, good thing I had a little bit of patience left in me this morning, otherwise I would missed out checking out Phileas Fogg’s 😉

How’s the place like?

We’ll let the photos do more of the talking.

Nicely done interiors, large leather clad sofas with TV-screens – perfect for large groups having a night out to watch a game. Outdoor terrace overlooks the golf course.

And breakfast?

I had their basic ‘The Breakfast’ – priced similarly to their sister venue The Scene at 65 AED. The difference? Comes with pork bacon and sausages 😉 The little one had a japanese pancake, which is a first for us. It’s kinda like a cute round cake, priced accordingly at 20 AED.

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A latte is 22 AED. Babycino is complimentary, hooray.

Have a look through their breakfast menu here.

How’s it like for kids?

All the tables indoors are high, so not the best for toddlers. Well not mine anyways 🙂 You’ll have to sit where we sat – in the large booths. Whilst those areas are really cosy, like your own lounge, it’s not the most comfortable spot to eat at – these are more for drinks and snacks, but we made it work.

Sep 2021 update With the tables in Phileas Fogg’s terrace next to the playground, there are a few tables to the corner which we normally sit at as the kids can comfortable prop themselves by the couches. There are also numerous ‘outdoor-style’ tables with benches.

I heard that there’s a play area?

Yes! The playground is still under construction when we were there. There’s also a carousel which will hopefully be open soon!

August 2021 Update : The playground is now open for use. The outdoor terrace is also fully enclosed and air-conditioned for the summer months!

Play area photos above, shared by fellow mum Annabelle Booth – thanks 🙂

First impressions?

I’m not a fan of venues that don’t answer the phone. 7 times man. Definitely not the best first impression but the staff were really apologetic about it afterwards. And to add they were really accommodating and sweet to my daughter and I over breakfast.

Suggestion? For as long as construction works is still on going, please put a sign out at the main gate for people to enter from the other entrance.

With the overall place and food – thumbs up from me. Love the decor, the ‘hot air balloon’ , the fact they have a playground and carousel which will come into handy once it’s all open. Oh, and that it’s only a 5-10 minutes from our place, hooray to that. It’ll be nice if they could introduce similar breakfast deals to that of The Scene though – complimentary coffee with one order of breakfast between 10-12pm? And kids eat free? Hehehe….

Great to see another licensed family-friendly spot open out in that area. It’s a bit of Reform and The Scene mashed up into a their own beautiful Phileas Fogg’s 😉 Will definitely be returning with the family once the playground is open. Let’s see how the rest of the menu is like then?

  • Phileas Fogg’s
  • Website
  • Address Montgomerie Dubai
  • Breakfast is served everyday from 8am

August update : Phileas Fogg’s currently hosts numerous live music sessions over the week. Follow them on social media to see what’s going on.

Note : Non-sponsored. I paid for breakfast at Phileas Fogg’s.

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Dubai resident. Stays most of the time in the marina as she can't be bothered going anywhere else after work and in the weekends. Originally from the land of the orang utans, spent the latter half of her life in the land down under. Always on the look out for deals, loves organising get-togethers, and occasionally steals some time for a sip of wine or four at ladies nights.

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