This casual Aussie-style eatery was formed when Tom, a chef and foodie from Melbourne crossed paths with Sergio, a savvy F&B operations director from Madrid. The duo hatched a plan to create a café that would make good coffee, and healthy, nutritious food accessible to everyone in Dubai’s growing population. A simple task so it seemed, but in an unforgiving industry it took a great deal of dedication and hard graft to earn this café the loveable reputation it now bestows. The white washed walls, pendulum lighting, exposed brickwork and abundance of foliage give the two storey café a warehouse vibe that screams Instagram. The bright space is filled with wooden tables and an open kitchen from which the clatter of chefs at work lends to the convivial charm.
As you would expect the all-day menu comprises many an Aussie brunch classic, including various takes on smashed avo on toast as well as an acai bowl, ricotta & banana hotcakes, and Turkish eggs. However there are a few more unusual dishes too – a charred Poblano wrap for example, comes filled with scrambled organic eggs, mozzarella, Korean chilli jam, avocado, peppers and potato & corn croquettes; and Fried Eggs & Grains is accompanied by a pumpkin seed chimichurri, hazelnut dukkah, whipped feta, roasted pumpkin and pickled beetroot. The lunch menu served from 11.30am offers a selection of wholesome and healthy dishes too. Highlights include the chickpea & farro falafel salad with grilled asparagus, greens, goats cheese green tahini whip, smoked pumpkin seeds and coriander; fish tacos, filled with coconut crumbed barramundi, jicama, spicy mango salsa, tomato, jalapeno and smoked chipotle mayo; and broken meatball gnocchi served with a smoked guajillo sauce, sundried tomatoes, crispy garlic, basil, parmigiano reggiano.
The drink list comprises a whole host of virtuous sounding juices and smoothies as well as some more decadent sounding milkshakes, lattes and an extensive list of boutique teas from UAE brand Avantcha.