LEVEE Café on La Mer Beach, Dubai

IMG_9764Dubai never stops improving and developing so last year the new area popped up, La Mer. The place is close to downtown and holds lots of restaurants, cafes, entertainments and beautiful long beach.  Super nice and fashionable, in fact, a great spot to take photos. I haven’t tried many restaurants there but I am absolutely in love with Levee Cafe. Wanted to try it for a very long time and once I did, keep coming back every week. The  style of their food is contemporary French. Sound like I am talking about an art… but their food it is done in a very stylish manner. Also, it tastes great without some crazy things, just simple dishes in a fashionable manner. For me, Levee Cafe is one of the best spots for a breakfast. There is a quiet ambiance, beautiful decor, stunning view, and delicious food.  So if you are living close to downtown, definitely go for a nice relaxing breakfast on the beach. Plus after you are done, you can get some tan, swim and chill with your friends.

  • Location – Downtown Dubai, La Mer, Levee Café
  • Cuisine – French
  • Food quality – excellent
  • Food Presentation – beautiful
  • Service – excellent
  • Ambiance – relaxing
  • Parking – very easy and free
  • Price – $$$
  • Overall Experience – very very nice, will be coming back to this place

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FUME Restaurant, Dubai

 

img_8021FUME is one of the most popular restaurants in Dubai. There you can find plenty of choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  For any taste and diet there is a solution, plus the chef can tailor some of the dishes to your taste. I have been in FUME for around 6 times, two in the downtown branch and four in Pier 7, Dubai Marina. It is not a Michelin starred food experience, rather a great place to gather with friends. My favorite menu there is for breakfast as it offers great healthy choices. However, I know many people love to come there after work to get a glass of wine or beer. For a lunch, I personally have a mixed feeling about the food. Some dishes I like and some I wouldn’t order it again. But in general, I am super picky with the food and also, my Russian origin can play some role in my food preferences.

Regarding the service, I also have a comment. One time in FUME Pier 7 I was treated rather rude than polite by some British lady when I wanted to sit at a specific table. The restaurant was almost empty and she was trying to give the worst table ever. Maybe that lady just had a bad day, after all we all have such days but with such experience, I didn’t want to go there for many months. So I hope it was an exception rather than their daily way of dealing with customers.  Of course, if you come as a press you will be treated excellent everywhere, that is why I like to come as a simple customer to see a true quality of food and service.

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Moving on, the interior there is quite nice and different. The place has many modern details, true character and lots of day light. Aw… almost forgot to mention about gorgeous view of the yacht bay and lovely water channel. In conclusion, FUME restaurant is a great simple place to come with a big group of friends and have some fun. If you tried this restaurant already, let me know about your experiences, I would love to know your opinion about it.

  • Location – Fume Pier 7 & Downtown Dubai
  • Cuisine – British
  • Food quality – great for breakfast and snacks, the rest was nothing special
  • Food Presentation – simple food with little decorations
  • Service – average, sometimes excellent sometimes rude
  • Ambiance – nice and cozy place
  • Parking – very convenient and easy
  • Price – $$$
  • Overall Experience – ★★★★☆

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The Coffee Club, Australian Coffee in Dubai

One of the finest Australian coffee shops is now proudly open in Dubai. The Coffee Club is a legendary café which serves the finest coffee since 1989. The concept includes as well excellent meals from breakfast till dinner at very affordable prices. So I and my friends decided to come and check this place out.

To start, The Coffee Club is located in a very convenient place near Downtown Dubai on Al Wasl Rd. next to City Walk. Also, it is in a new beautiful area which has many other shops so there are easy access and lots of free parking. When we entered we saw the modern design and welcoming staff.

The menu was quite surprising, because of a huge variety of great dishes that not even every restaurant can afford to have. The breakfast served all day long which is amazing for people who wake up late. Also, lots of choices for those who like to eat healthy.

We got really lost seeing lots of appealing photos on the menu but finally made our choice. So we ordered

  • Pomegranate and date salad
  • Pizza with feta
  • Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon
  • Pancake stack
  • Granny’s apple crumble
  • Iftar special dessert
  • Sparkling frappés passionate
  • Raspberry iced tea
  • Mango iced tea
  • Three cups of coffee

When the food arrived we were amazed how delicious everything looked, I would say even better than on pictures. So we started our meal and every dish made me extremely satisfied. Everything was tasty, smell great and super fresh. Pizza was very crispy and tasty. The salad had beautiful dressing and great touch. All desserts were just outstanding. Plus drinks were absolutely amazing. They really exceeded my expectation because most of the cafés specialize only on coffee but not the food. Where is here excellence at every level.

Besides great food, it is the perfect place to meet with friends or come with a laptop to work. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the place is very cozy. In conclusion, the absolutely amazing coffee shop which I recommend all my friends and readers.