Baker & Spice
Best Café Winner 22 Comments
The deep orange and brown decor is welcoming and warm, and combines nicely with the back to basics, natural wood furniture at this London export. Fresh, organic salads entice you at the entrance – you can pick five as a starter if you’re dining in (however, the portion is tiny and barely enough for two) or pay by the weight if you’re taking away. The freshly baked bread is wholesome and flavour combinations are exciting. The pan roasted fillet of wild bass served with rocket mashed potato and parsley lime pesto awakens the taste buds – but is a touch too salty. Refreshingly, the linguine with wild prawns, mushrooms and a cream and nutmeg sauce isn’t too rich, instead the flavours are subtle and light. Staff are swift when it comes to taking your order and presenting your bill, but not so efficient with recommendations. But be warned, for a cafe, prices are on the high side, but with sustainable ingredients sourced locally, from farms and markets each day, with only seasonal produce used, this has got to be expected.
Open daily, 8am-11.30pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, bakerandspiceme.com (04 425 2240).
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