Attention all food lovers, in case if you have not heard of the Fraiche Cafe and Bistro, you must check out the Montrealinspired cafe now! Imagine a menu that changes in availability to seasonal produce and that is committed to supporting local suppliers and sustainably sourced ingredients—doesn’t that sound lovely?
In terms of the restaurant decor, we found it to be quite a spacious and open venue, designed with a touch of vintage and a dash of New York industrial-style detailing. We especially loved the massive elevated table with tons of books. The entire restaurant is lit up by Dubai’s natural sunlight, which gives it a fun, friendly and energetic vibe.
The minute we entered the charming little cafe we were greeted by a very friendly waitng staff who brought us to our table and gave us the menu. To start off with, we ordered fresh orange juice and an apple, carrot and spinach smoothie, which was to die for. For the mains, we ordered the banana bread caramel French toast, which was decorated with sliced bananas, chopped walnuts and was drizzled with a sweet and salty caramel sauce. This was seriously one of the best things we have ever eaten, and is something to look forward to this fall as it was packed with all the right spices, such as cinnamon and nutmeg.
We also ordered a plate of the veggie burger, which was a patty made of quinoa and veggies, served on a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, guacamole and a side salad. This was quite a filling burger, but we found the patty to be really soft and not cooked all the way through. In terms of taste it was good but it won’t be named as the best veggie burger in town. Since we went in on a weekend and the restaurant had its unlimited breakfast option, it was a great deal at AED 75 per person. Within the deal, we also had the option to try out all the lovely sweets and cakes, which were pretty good as well.
Overall this is a great place to hang out with family and friends in the heart of JLT.
Location: Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y
Price: AED 180 for 2 people