A Good Lunch @ No. Fifty Seven Boutique Cafe, Dubai

With so many new restaurants replacing old ones in Mall of the Emirates – I wasn’t too sure where to bring the folks for lunch. Had a browse on the Entertainer App and noticed that there’s a new(ish) cafe that was in THAT Concept Store. Yes the store name is in caps, I’m not shouting. After a bit of attempted shopping – we got there, asked around, and found No. Fifty Seven – a beautiful little boutique cafe – tucked in the corner on the 2nd floor of THAT.

So – how was the food? Was it just another cute coffeeshop, for the gram? Or did it have food to that was worthy of a second visit?


Cute?

Well – that’s probably the wrong word to describe this place. It’s more chic, with a monotone palette, beige walls and arched windows. Felt like you’ve gone to a cafe somewhere in Europe (the arched windows part) – then you look out and see…… the Metro 😉

Was it busy on a school day morning ?

At 11:30am on a Wednesday morning – there were a group of ladies on the corner couches, and a few other tables occupied by people who seem to be working on their laptops. PS – No kids in sight.

Is it kid-friendly then?

Well – there’s space for prams. But if you have toddler with itchy hands, I would highly recommend that you don’t bring them through THAT Concept Store on the 2nd floor. There are a lot of fragile items that little ones would absolutely love to play with (and shouldn’t, haha). By all means – if you have a very well-behaved child, bring them along. Otherwise, save it for a kid-free coffee morning.

Let’s talk about the food.

We ordered 3 items from the Main Menu and 2 coffees. It was so good, we said the next time we were in MOE – we were definitely coming back.

A good cup of latte and cappuccino is priced very reasonably at 20 AED each. The Southern Fried Chicken Burger (65 AED) – we all loved it – crunchy on the outside (the chicken…) and tender and juicy in the inside. The coleslaw was spicy, loved the sauce – they make their own. Cilantro lime Shrimp Tacos – 3 pieces, served in soft taco shells. Yummy, but maybe not as memorable as the others. And lastly, the truffle skillet tortellini lasagne (75 AED) – gooey and cheesey and oh so good. Heavy, definitely – but good. Come hungry.

Service?

No issues. Courteous, prompt.

Coming back?

Yes. It’s a nice hidden spot – away from the hustle and bustle of the MOE foodcourts. They mentioned we can use the Entertainer for breakfast as well and open at 9am. Nice to see a new addition to MOE – somewhere different to go to. That’s Dubai for you, isn’t it.

I’m coming back, soon! Join me? 😉

  • No. Fifty Seven Boutique Cafe
  • Website
  • Opening Hours : 9:00am – 10:30pm
  • Deals : 25% and Buy 1 get 1 free, in the Entertainer

Note : Non-sponsored. We paid for our meals at No. Fifty Seven Boutique Cafe.

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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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