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Klayya Bakery and Sweets

Nominated for Best Budget Comments

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Klayya café’s whitewashed walls make the space feel light and airy, while the brightly coloured and imaginative use of Arabic patterns and accessories give it a young, eclectic and breezy beach vibe worthy of Barcelona. Service is impeccably friendly and polite, while the menu – as small and neat as the venue itself – offers a selection of Emirati breakfast dishes (each teamed with a complimentary cup of ‘karak’, a traditional tea with milk and spices). Try the ryoog yerena plate: a combination of date omelette, three types of the café’s daily baked traditional breads and a cup of karak – all hugely enjoyable. The khameer bread mixes sweet and aniseed flavours, while the muhala is delicately crisp like a cobweb, with the chebab a soft, buttery pancake with a gentle saffron warmth. The decent list of local hot drinks is also well worth delving into – we particularly recommend the thick and sweet haleeb kastar, with the diverting bite of chia seeds floating at the top. It all makes for a great start to the day.
Open daily 8.30am-10pm. Cash only. Al Barsha Mall (04 325 5335).

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Posted by: Antonio on 28 Oct ' 12 at 11:40
  • Best for: Brunch served

Very good emirati breakfast and one of the very few in town. Great Hostess, food and service.

Posted by: Sarah K on 23 Oct ' 12 at 08:43
  • Best for: Family friendly

What a hidden gem of a spot; quirky, modern arabic decor with comfortable corners that are perfect for a catch up. The food menu is limited but everything is delicious; particularly good for breakfast. The city needs more of these original coffee/tea shops rather than the cookie-cutter imported formulas we are constantly bombarded with. Lots of cute little touches when it comes to presentation and ambiance.

Posted by: Ali on 16 Oct ' 12 at 12:37

I had breakfast only one time and I had the egg with tomatoes, of course with karak tea. The eggs have the taste I'm used to, even better, because I sometime make it at home. The tea is perfectly made - perfect strongess and sweetness.

I am local and I recommend this restaurant to all expatriates so that they could experience something unique in the city, rather than having breakfast at an American chain.


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