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Diminuitive spot in Jumeirah
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Time Out Says

Blink and you’ll miss it, this petite bistro is hidden inside Park Regis Boutique Jumeirah Hotel and can be quite tricky to find. However, don’t be fooled by the diminutive diner, what it lacks in size it sure makes up for in big, bold dishes that’ll blow your Balkan hats off.

After eventually finding the sign-less spot, we grab one of only a handful of tables inside the quaint coffee shop.

Our server is quick to put an end to the misery clearly on our faces when we see we’ve arrived post-breakfast serving times (stopping at noon on weekdays and 1pm on weekends) and informs us we can still order. We’re recommended the house speciality: Balkan breakfast (pictured right) of baked eggs in tomato and pepper, with beef sausages and feta.

Balkan food means dishes usually found in southeastern Europe such as Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia.

And what a punch this dish packs. Meaty, well-seasoned and just the hearty meal needed to conquer a Balkan winter. The warming flavours aren’t lost on us, even if it is a sunny 30°C outside.

Meanwhile the wild mushroom omelette with feta cheese mousse is well-executed and elevates a breakfast staple to a higher level.

Both catch us off guard, so we try the chicken bone broth with homemade dumplings. And, it’s exquisite.

This is hearty food made with passion.

WHAT IS IT...
Diminuitive spot in Jumeirah

WHY GO...
The Balkan-style dishes & food made with soul

27 Mar 2019

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
CuisinesEuropean
Dress CodeCasuals
Show number 04 349 0744
Dubai, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah Street, next to Umm Suqeim 2, Umm Suqeim 2, - دبي - United Arab Emirates

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