Bloomsbury’s – Boutique Cafe, Dubai Mall

Afternoon tea set for 2 - Dhs 98
Afternoon tea set for 2 – Dhs 98

Ahh it’s smelling christmas everywhere. Surrounded by red and white theme specially in the malls. I am sure most of you would have heard of Bloomsbury’s boutique cafe in Dubai Mall. One of their famous innovation is the most expensive cup cake made from 23 carat gold dubbed as the golden phoneix priced at Dhs 3700. Thankfully they make other cakes too which I can afford and one of their interesting to order would be the Afternoon tea set which is costing only Dhs 49 for one person or you could go for Dhs 98 for 2.

Afternoon tea set for 2 - Dhs 98
Afternoon tea set for 2 – Dhs 98

So when you order their afternoon tea set for 2 basically you get every item double. So what does Afternoon tea set comprise of?

Afternoon tea set items:

Mini Bakewell Tarts (Dhs 14)

homemade sweet pastry shells filled with mixed berry coulis and light almond frangipan

Mini Strawberry Tarts (Dhs 14)

homemade sweet pastry shells filled with fresh strawberries

Triple Choclate Brownies
homemade chunky chocolate brownies

Almond Rochers (Dhs 4)
crunchy almond rochers made with egg whites, sugar and toasted almond slices

Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
Homemade chewy chocolate chip cookies

Assorted Tea Sandwiches
mini veg and no veg sandwiches

Mini Fresh Fruit Friands
freshly baked sweet cakes with a hint of lemon zest and berries.

Cup cakes with fillings (Dhs 16)

Scones

Clotted Cream and Strawberry Jam (you can see them in the picture below on the right)

It also comes with your choice of tea or coffee.

Afternoon tea set for 2 - Dhs 98 - top view
Afternoon tea set for 2 – Dhs 98 – top view
From left: Glenn(Bloomsbury's Manager) and Me
From left: Glenn(Bloomsbury’s Manager) and Me

This cafe has got one of the most elegant looking interiors. Makes you feel royal. The idea of this interior has come from Britain with English teacups, dark interiors and wide maroon velvet chairs with contrasting white legs. The design is very much inspired by modern London from where this brand was actually noticed by Shafeena Yusuff Ali.

Mini Bakewell and starwberry tarts, fresh fruit friands, Mini chocolate chip cookies
Mini Bakewell and starwberry tarts, fresh fruit friands, Mini chocolate chip cookies

The moment the afternoon tea set tray is put on my table I am impressed with what i see and confused where to begin from and end with. It’s surely one of the best presentation I’ve seen. Those cakes and tarts never looked so special. It’s just the way they bring to you on your table and those pastries starring at you from different floors of that tray. From the tray above my favorite were the tarts specially the mini bakewell tart.

Bakewell Tarts – Dhs 14 – Sweet tarts filled with mixed berry coulis, extra light almond frangipane, a dab of butter cream, toasted almonds and topped with fresh fruit.

Triple Choclate Brownies
Triple Chocolate Brownies
Cup cakes with fillings - Dhs 16
Cup cakes with fillings – Dhs 16

I got 2 lovely cupcakes since I ordered the afternoon tea set for 2 people.

  1. Raspberry Temptation – A chocolate sponge filled with a sweet raspberry jam and topped with two tiers of chocolate buttercream and fresh raspberries.
  2. Go nuts for Adil – A rich chocolate sponge filled with dulce de leche and topped with an irresistible peanut butter buttercream.

My favorite were these delicious cup cakes. The whip on it was super smooth and no sugar feeling and chocolate cake in it was wow. The cupcake had a filling in it which made the experience eating it even more thrilling.

Triple chocolate Brownie was deadly looking but I think it could have been even softer.

Mochachino and Cappuccino - Dhs 12
Mochachino and Cappuccino – Dhs 12

You could order any drink for your afternoon tea menu. It doesn’t have to necessarily be tea. We ordered a mix of hot and cold drinks. Surely the Iced coffee killed the hot drinks on the table. I am going to only order Iced coffee next time.

English tea - Dhs 20
English tea

It’s the first time I’ve got a timer along with my tea I ordered. The server told me I had to wait for the timer to finish so the aroma in the tea is set correctly. Interesting one, never seen that before. Thank god it’s not a timer for me to stop eating.

They do bake specials for festive seasons like Christmas. Below are some of them with their pricing for you to think about.

Festive Cupcake - dhs 15
Festive Cupcake – dhs 15
Plum pudding(left) - Dhs 15 and Mince Pie(right) - Dhs 5
Plum pudding(left) – Dhs 15 and Mince Pie(right) – Dhs 5
christmas plum cake - Dhs 99 - almost a kilo in weight
christmas plum cake – Dhs 99 – almost a kilo in weight
Interiors of christmas plum cake - Dhs 99
Interiors of christmas plum cake – Dhs 99
4 kilo customized cake - Dhs 130/kilo
4 kilo customized cake – Dhs 130/kilo

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