Sophie's Cafe – Palm Jumeirah Island – Dubai

Inspired by nature at Sophie's Cafe
Inspired by nature at Sophie’s Cafe
WHAT'S ON AWARD earned by Sophie's cafe in 2012
WHAT’S ON AWARD earned by Sophie’s cafe in 2012

Eat Well. Live Well and Be Well is the motto of this Cafe and let me tell you with no doubt that they stay up to their vision. What’s unique about this cafe and what I really like about them is that they focus on treating you not just with organic or fresh ingredients but also keeps your health in mind and ensures whatever they make for the day is healthy enough for us to eat. So any fatty or greasy ingredients that will not help our body is removed and replaced by something else that can compensate for the missing flavor for the dish.

Smoothie - Dhs 27 - Berrylicious(left) and Morning Glory(right)
Smoothie – Dhs 27 – Berrylicious(left) and Morning Glory(right)
Fresh Juice - Dhs 22 - Beetroot, Carrot, redapple and ginger
Fresh Juice – Dhs 22 – Beetroot, Carrot, redapple and ginger

Once you enter Sophie’s cafe you realize they are inspired by Nature. Table and chairs are made from solid wood. Their walls filled by nature inspired theme. The staff was overwhelming with their service and smile.

Berrylicious – strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, banana and apple/
Morning Glory – banana, raisins, walnuts, cinnamon, gluten free oats and almond milk.
Fresh Juice – Beetroot, Carrot, redapple and ginger.

At our table we ordered fresh juices and smoothies. Out of the three my favourite was the Morning Glory, it was indeed all glory for me. I could real feel the oats and other contents in it and felt good drinking this smoothie. Berrylicious was very much enjoyed by my wife too. About that fresh juice, if you see the ingredients you really have to be in that health mode to like the taste but otherwise you know that was the best for your body among the lot.

Five Salads - Dhs 60
Five Salads – Dhs 60

We first head to the counter to see what they had to offer for us as a main course. There were around 10 items. The staff would explain you each item and how are they healthy for you and what they have added or removed to make it healthier. Whichever main course your ordered you get to choose any 2 salads along with your maincourse. But if you are salad hungry then you can go for their five salad plate like you see above. There were around 8 different types of salad you could choose from. So I picked 5 out of the 8 and that’s what you see above.

Chicken Cacciatore - Dhs 60
Chicken Cacciatore – Dhs 60

Chicken Cacciatore – Tomato based boneless chicken thigh with a dash of fresh olives

Chicken has always been my favourite specially the thigh part. Here they had a dish that day which had only chicken thighs in it. What a treat it was :). I noticed that their portions size is smaller comparatively in the case of Salad or main course and since they tasted great that made it even worse for me 🙁

Mousakka - Dhs 60
Mousakka – Dhs 60
Mousakka - Dhs 60
Moussaka – Dhs 60

Moussaka – Pure beef mince layered with egg plant and parmesan cheese on top with olive oil dressing.

Mousakka dish was new to me but was pretty good. I thought it would be flooded with cheese but luckily the parmesan cheese was only on top and in between each layer of beef were the egg plants.

Grilled Salmon – Norwegian Salmon grilled with olive oil, garlic and thyme.

The Grilled salmon below I am sure you guys are all very familiar. The salmon was very well done and very much satisfying. Then again too good for the mouth but too little(portion size) for the stomach.

Grilled Salmon - Dhs 72
Grilled Salmon – Dhs 72
Pear Tart - Dhs 26
Pear Tart – Dhs 26
Chocolate Cake - Dhs 28
Double Chocolate Cake – Dhs 28

Then came their legendary dessert. The first one I picked was their very enticing Dark Double Chocolate Cake. One of the best cakes I’ve had. I must also highlight that their dessert portions are bigger than their main course 😀 My son enjoyed it to the core too. Pear tart came fresh in a cream and was my wife’s favourite.

Carrot cake - Dhs 28
Carrot cake – Dhs 28
Melba cake - Dhs 26
Melba cake – Dhs 26

Infact their desserts were so good that I took a few take away home. I wish could afford all of them. There was this one glossy cake called boiled orange cake which was tempting me from it’s glass window but then I wasn’t sure how much would I enjoy orange in a cake so i skipped it for now but next time that’s a definite try. The carrot cake which was supposed to be their second killer after their double chocolate cake was a true winner. It surely was packed with carrots, walnuts and enjoyed every bite. Melba cake came plain with no filling in it but something about that moist in it gave that special taste. All in all the dessert experience has been wonderful as much as their maincourse.

Sophie's take away
Sophie’s take away
Bombay Chai - 14 Dhs
Bombay Chai – 14 Dhs
Bombay chai getting diluted with milk - Dhs 14
Bombay chai with milk – Dhs 14

I saw this name Bombay chai on their blackboard from their tea section which made me curious to order and try. When he said it comes with milk tea I thought milk will be boiled along with tea but that was not the case actually. Here the milk and tea came separately. The tea definitely had the taste of mumbai masala tea but when you pour milk separately in it, it was a disaster. Nevertheless it was a warm refresher after food. The coffee below you see is made using fresh locally made coffee beans.

Caffee Latte - 18 Dhs
Caffee Latte – 18 Dhs
Sophie's cafe team
Sophie’s cafe team

It’s been a wonderful start and finish at Sophie’s cafe. Wish they were located in a place where it was more visible to people living in the city. You can know more about Sophie’s cafe on their website: http://www.sophiesme.com/

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