Tucked away between the gym and SensAsia Urban Spa at Emirates Golf Club is this second outlet of home-grown café Roseleaf, making it the ideal place to grab a bite if you’ve been for a work-out or treatment (or even if you haven’t).
We start off with a smoothie, which was a wise choice. Dairy-free, packed full of berries and topped with coconut and cacao nibs, it’s basically health in a glass, and tastes great, too.
You’ll rarely find a breakfast menu in Dubai that lacks avocado on toast, so we choose to sample Roseleaf’s version.
Three slices of toast arrive, topped with a tasty, spicy avo smash and a variety of toppings from feta to picked beetroot, the latter being our favourite, with the tangy, purple veg brightening up the dish. Being gluten-free, the chickpea and pumpkin loaf is perfect for those avoiding wheat, but it’s rather sweet and on the stodgy side.
Finally we opt for something entirely different – pulled beef on toast. Granted it’s not your average brekkie (and to be honest we are surprised to find it here), nonetheless it’s delicious. Tasty, filling and a great start to the morning with copious amounts of beef nicely spiced and piled up on crisp sourdough toast.
The space Roseleaf is housed in isn’t particularly cosy but it’s bright and airy, plus the food is healthy, fresh and tasty. A decent spot if you’re at the Golf Club to catch up with friends over a smoothie or brekkie, but possibly not one to rush to if you’re not.