Arabian Tea House
Nominated for Best Café 5 Comments
Formerly Basta Art Café, this quaint, courtyard spot in the city’s historic quarter of Bastakiya, was highly commended in last year’s awards and it’s not difficult to see why. It’s a lush green hideaway from the dusty streets and sand-coloured walls of the buildings that surround it. The decor is a little like grandmother’s conservatory with white wicker tables and chairs accentuated by baby blue benches. Decorative net curtains draped over head act as the only shade from the sun, meanwhile greenery hangs in baskets from the walls. It’s also a creative hub, attracting artsy types who come to peruse the trinkets and paintings, as well as feast on the delightful menu. Salads are particularly tasty and fresh and the portion sizes generous. And we’d also recommend the date and walnut cake, which is accompanied by plain yoghurt – a refreshing alternative to cream or the sweetness of ice cream.
Open daily 8am-10pm. Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai, (04 353 5071).
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