Klayya Bakery and Sweets
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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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