Recently a group of friends and I decided to head over to The Coffee Club at Jumeirah (Al Wasl Road) in Dubai, for a late breakfast-brunch sort of thing. With hunger on my mind, and my watch reading 10am, I could only think of an Eggs Benedict Royale. Yes Royale with an e.
So we entered this seemingly interesting café. Mostly polished with black walls, and black furniture, the contrast of green plants really stands out. And with incandescent type lamps hanging from the ceiling, it reminded me of a retro-style setting, with a modern take. Sitting ourselves down, you notice around how simple and relaxed the café seems, only to exude vibes of welcome and comfort.
The menu is quite simple and to the point, that makes it perfect for deciding what to order, especially after a long weekend night of partying. The selection of eggs on the menu seem like entrées themselves, and the dine-all-day items have a selection to satisfy anyone’s culinary requirements.
Obviously calling for breakfast, we called out an order for the Salmon Eggs Benedict, Poached Eggs with Avocado, Spanish Potato Hash, a Toffee Coffee and a Latte. Service and service time was spot on. Every member of staff was absolutely kind! Making us feel more than welcome, and treating us to a scrumptious breakfast/brunch, dining at The Coffee Club made me wish it was actually a club I could visit every weekend for breakfast! If they added a library or something, I think it would easily pass off as my Saturday-2nd-home.
It’s all about impressions and presentation. Here at The Coffee Club, its one key aspect that I’ve noticed. Keep it simple, yet elegant. The coffees were beautiful! Served in Mason Jars, I was sold on how creamy and rich this frappé was. The Latte was perfect as well.
Now for the food…
First up, Salmon Eggs Benedict. Beautiful presentation, immaculate Hollandaise, and a wonderfully poached egg. The let down was that it wasn’t warm. The portion size, however, was actually a lot more than what I expected, so there’s definitely value for money!
The Poached Eggs and Avocado was an interesting use of the fruit as a spread. The chicken definitely paired well with the avocado. The only problem with this dish, however, was the wilted rocket leaves. I think fresh and crispy rocket would add a better dimension to texture.
The Spanish Potato Hash quite topped the list though. think of hash browns in the form of perfect macedoines with a crispy texture on the outside, while soft and spongy inside. Tossed with a herb garlic butter, the combination was absolutely divine. Although slightly oily on the palate, I think the buttered toast makes up for that feeling. But definitely a must order!
Overall, this restaurant is really beautiful, and definitely a must visit on those days when cooking breakfast at home is an irritation! (Which shouldn’t be, but we all have those days don’t we)