Cabin

Arty, laid-back spot for healthy bites

The name itself is enough to leave you wondering: is it a small cabin in the woods inspired by Drew Goddard’s horror comedy? Is it a secret cabin-crew society hang out?

We go along to find out.

Set up by British artist Jonathan Gent – who has a working studio on site – inside there are small collections of jewellery and clothing on sale, as well as work on display from artists as well known as Warhol and Hirst, as well as Gent’s own.

Menus are simple, and change frequently. Cabin’s popular at breakfast time and the Rise section of the main menu includes items like eggs and avocado on toast, and big brekkies. The Work section has some healthy-sounding options such as a carpaccio beetroot salad with almonds and feta, and we love the citrusy flavours.

We also try the salmon tacos with avocado, pico de gallo, lime slaw and sour cream. These don’t disappoint – they’re soft, herby and delicious.

To round it off we try the French toast (breakfast is good at any time, we say). The brioche is light and fluffy, while the grapefruity tang is offset by a light cream sauce.

Cabin’s portions aren’t super generous, but coming in at Dhs100 for the meal, it’s decent value for wholesome, tasty food in an arty-cool setting.

The bottom line
Arty, laid-back spot for healthy bites.

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