Baker Street Cafe

A cute and welcoming neighbourhood café in the midst of JLT
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Time Out Says

Baker Street is a cute and welcoming neighbourhood café, in amongst a burgeoning dining scene in JLT. While extremely small (I counted only three indoor tables), the café usually has a small amount of outdoor seating set up. Inside, Baker Street is decorated with a consistent scheme of white, with azure blue and chocolate brown, looking like a pleasing cross between confectionary packaging and a Balearic villa. Between the London-inspired imagery and memorabilia on the walls, and despite the modest size, this clean yet colourful, feminine yet fun set-up felt like a fashionable French bakery.

The staff were welcoming and the man I assume to be the owner proved a friendly and chatty person. Since I’d wandered in to Baker Street for lunch on a swelteringly sunny day, and the minimal space offered no other option except a table beside the window, I was quite impressed with the speed at which the waitress noticed my discomfort and offered to pull the blinds down to stop the glare.

Surrounding me were shelves sparingly but enticingly stocked with premium honeys, teas and oils, as well as bread that is baked fresh and delivered to the premises each day. The menu was brief, classic and appetising, with a selection of salads, savoury ‘tartines’ (open sandwiches), classic sandwiches and a few other options.

I opted for the ‘mighty’ roast beef sandwich and a lemon mint drink. The menu described the sandwiches as being freshly made, and this one certainly tasted like it. The sandwich contained a mix of fresh tomato, lettuce and gherkin with nicely thick and grainy slices of roast beef that tasted like proper (rather than processed) meat. Granted there was a slightly gritty sensation in the teeth when chewing on this, and
I couldn’t ascertain where this was coming from, and wondered if it was a very coarse grain mix in the bread, which aside from this was fluffy, warm and it tasted freshly made.

I also tried a slice of the Italian triple chocolate cake, which the waiter explained was made on-site. Aside from the cream filling, which sadly had been overwrought, resulting in a split and buttery consistency, the rest of the cake was very good. Not overly heavy, sweet or rich and yet still very chocolatey in flavour and it was thoroughly enjoyable to eat.

While Baker Street might not be a destination, must-see café, as an option for a casual pit-stop and freshly made bread, if you are in the area, it is certainly a very nice one.

The bill (for one)
1x roast beef sandwich Dhs30
1x chocolate cake Dhs18
1x juice Dhs16
1x coffee Dhs14
Total (excluding service) Dhs78

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 10 Sep 2013

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Details

Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMMonday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PMFriday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Show number +971 4 362 9392
Dubai, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT), G08, Ground Level, Dubai Gate 1, Cluster Q
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