Piccolo Mondo Café & Restaurant
Arty enclave in International City is a charming favourite 4 Reviews
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From Time Out Dubai Eating Out 2010
An arty enclave in the heart of Dubai’s ‘council estate’, this quirky café in the Italian cluster of International City is as charming as it is incongruous. It’s worth a visit just to check out the decor of one of the city’s few – perhaps only – genuine bohemian oases. We can heartily recommend sinking into a comfy couch, indoors or out, to admire the paintings, sculptures and lanterns which jockey for position with football on the telly and the often eclectic clientele.
We’ll definitely return to slob out with a fresh fruit juice (the ‘Four Seasons’ combo is a winner) and nibble on the extremely more-ish cheese boereg (cheese spring rolls) and a spicy, sizzling plate of kia med mamuang (fried chicken and cashew nuts), perhaps ending with an oozing chocolate fondant cake and a glass of perfectly sweetened Moroccan tea. We won’t, however, be rushing back for their stodgy, uninspiring and over-cooked main courses, paired with frozen veggies boiled to within an inch of their life. For a snack, Picollo Mondo Café is a must, but for a more substantial meal, it’s most definitely a bust.
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