Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cafe Culture

The thing about Dubai is that new places are always popping up where you least expect them. Or disappearing, if you’re examining the roads, u-turns and roundabouts in Down Town. Anyway. A welcome addition to the huge range of Down Town eateries is the new Boulevard Café at the Al Manzil Hotel.

The hotel is already great, with a gorgeous Arabic courtyard (watch the mosquitoes!) and a sports bar which we have been known to while away many hours in…this being Dubai, that wasn’t enough though, and in December last year they started building onto the side of it. And this being Dubai they finished the whole thing just three months.

We checked it out for a late breakfast this weekend, and I’m happy to report that it’s divine. Laid back French menu (crepes, salads, brilliant breakfasts), good staff, nice atmosphere. With a view of the world going by from the window, and of course, the world’s tallest building.

Being slightly (ahem) worn-out after the previous day’s polo antics we both went for the full breakfast: sausages, bacon, mushrooms, beans, poached eggs, muffin, toast, jam fruit…..did I mention we were starving?! All delicious, and reasonably priced too. We will be back.

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