In a tweet: An affordable but limited brunch from this surprisingly spacious café. Best for a relaxed family brunch.
The venue: Despite its name, Little More is far from little. In fact, the café is pretty spacious. Bright and airy, it feels like a brunching destination, in the leisurely sense. An open kitchen allows you to sit back and watch the chefs at work. Tables are scattered around the café, with comfier sofas made for sipping on lattes, and smaller chairs designed to bring you closer to your dining party. The café has a family feel about it, with the largest tables able to hold about six to eight people.
The food: The brunch menu says it has been designed to offer a variety of global flavours at a competitive price, but unfortunately it doesn’t quite live up to expectations. It begins well with the starters, including Thai beef, tandoori chicken salad and mixed green salada. The main courses are served from a buffet and don’t quite match up to the appetisers. You’ll find dishes like black pepper beef and tomato pasta, but unfortunately many of them are a little dry. There is also an à la carte breakfast menu that includes beef bacon, hash browns, baked beans and sautéed mushrooms with a choice of eggs. This is made to order, so arrives fresh, and is probably the best option. The brunch ends on a relative high with a chocolate cake that goes down a treat with the choice of teas and coffees on offer.
The crowd: Due to its location amid the offices of Internet City, the Friday brunch can be pretty quiet. It mostly attracts families and solo diners on their laptops catching up on work.
The dress code: It’s a café so flip flops and shorts are fine.
The service: The staff are friendly, but can be a little slow at times.
Extras & entertainment: Nothing of note. This is a relaxed affair.
Highs & lows: The Little More brunch is pretty limited in its selections. The regular lunch menu looks more appealing, with sandwiches, soups and salads on offer.
The after party: You’re just across the road from TECOM, where the Belgian Beer Café in the Grand Millennium is a good option.
The verdict: 2/5
Dhs95 per person, Dhs55 (children under 12). Fri 11am-4pm. Business Central Towers, Dubai Internet City, www.littlemore.co (04 420 0100).