Maisan 15

A charming, independent café
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Time Out Says

Innocuously located in Barsha South, Maisan 15 is one of those places that you’d only go to if you knew about it, but it should definitely be a place you visit soon.

A space that was formerly Cabin, set up by British artist Jonathan Gent – whose work adorned the walls and who had a working studio on site – the café still has arty charm.

The al fresco section is defined by a central collection of trees, which awn over the poky ground floor terrace, under which you’ll find local residents having a bite to eat or parents grabbing coffee having dropped their kids off at the nearby school.

The furniture is well-worn and looks homemade, while the flooring is made of plastic carpet, but that all adds to its appeal – you could be anywhere. There’s a community library inside, art from local artists lining the walls, an open kitchen with diner-style booths and old vinyl records playing.

And the food is equally worth a visit. A magnificent three-cheese sourdough toastie is far more appetising and sophisticated than it sounds, and stuffed with cheddar, edam and tellagio. It’s served with Dijon mustard alongside a small salad and a tomato jam that you’ll just keep dipping away at.

Alternatively, try the beetroot eggs Benedict, with charred beetroot, poached eggs, spinach, avocado purée – it’s a filling breakfast treat that’s not too guilt-laden.

This is a superb spot, worthy of venturing to.

A charming, independent café

Great food, original art and a laid-back vibe

By Time Out Dubai staff  | 02 Jan 2019

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Payment OptionsCash, Credit Card
Dress CodeCasuals
8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Sunday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PMMonday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Show number 04 244 7291
Dubai, Al Barsha, Maisan Residence, Barsha South

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