Our Saturday morning has been fun filled last weekend. Thanks to this interesting brunch provided at the good looking Pavilion Downtown cafe located at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard. It’s hard to notice this cafe until someone tells you about it. If you appreciate architecture, design and have been wanting to know your options in buying a property this could be an all in one stop shop for some of you.
The building where this cafe is located can be divided into two sides. One side is where you explore new properties and buildings happening at Downtown. The other side is where this trendy cafe is located. The moment you enter this building you notice its pure, clean, modern design, spacious hall and you get to see latest models of buildings which you see being built around Downtown. This pavilion downtown Dubai will be found on the right side.
So I take right and enter this Pavilion Downtown cafe. To my delight the very first thing I was happy to see was the kids play area and so were the kids happy to see it 😀 I could now dream about enjoying my brunch peacefully 🙂 This spot did play an important role in giving me that extra freedom to focus on my brunch today, as they were busy playing inside their new space. Pretty impressive, especially when I think about all those quality branded toys they have for the kids. My favourite was the SAAB car they have in there for the kids. Girl or a boy I am sure none of them would want to be disturbed once they are in there. 🙂
Once I went further inside the cafe I was impressed to see the english brunch arranged on a wooden bench and the looks that were coming from those brunch menu on that table was so attractive that you just would stare at it for a while before you picked your seat. One side of this cafe is glass so you get some nice natural light pouring in. The ambience was healthy too. I thought not much people knew about this cafe but to my surprise there seemed a great inflow that day. Maybe it was the effects of their saturday brunch menu.
I love their cakes, tarts, freshly made cookies. I remember how the freshly baked cookies came hot and was soft in the mouth. Their tarts and cakes were the best sellers. They make it very well and I could see a good demand for it. I enjoyed their woopie too I mistook the woopie for macaroons initially until my wife told me that it was woopie. You had ample of options for your fresh juices like apple, mango, water melon, mixed fruit, pineapple and orange juice. If you like cut fruits then you could pick up their fruit jar :). Around the same corner you would find other cold items like yoghurt and muesli.
I wasn’t very impressed with their wraps and sandwiches. Although Some were nice but most were not great. If I compare their sandwiches to their other items like cakes, tarts etc then I’d say they can do better here as I thought it didn’t have enough to be a crowd puller as much as the other items on the menu did.
We had a fantastic start to our brunch by ordering some of their top class drinks such as the Passion Punch and Blackberry detox. They’ve got a big list of drinks and the passion punch was definitely giving us a punch at every sip to our taste buds. Of course you need to pay for them separately as it’s not part of their saturday brunch for Dhs 99. But the good news for the saturday brunch is that you do get a complimentary tea/coffee which is worth Dhs 25. That could be any hot drink from their list such as:
- Espresso – Dhs 20
- Americano – Dhs 22
- Cappuccino|Latte|Moka – Dhs 26
- Turkish Coffee – Dhs 22
- Hot Chocolate – Dhs 25
- English breakfast tea – Dhs 20
- Green tea – Dhs 20
- Chamomile tea – Dhs 20
- Moroccan tea – Dhs 25
- Ear grey tea – Dhs 20
I did try their latte and noticed most of their coffees come elegantly to you with different layers. Pouring coffee into a glass is now turning out to be an art of it’s own. You see that coffee on that desk and even if you drink only tea in your life you get tempted to taste it.
For your brunch you could pick one from their Kitchen category:
- Pancakes | blueberry compote cinnamon | orange zest
- Eggs Benedict | whole wheat bisquit | sauteed chard
- Two eggs | veal bacon | chicken sausage | mushroom | basked vine tomato | potato
- Omlette | egg whites | spinach | feta cheese | herbs
As you can see we tried two of them. Eggs benedict and Pancakes. The only reason why I ordered Eggs benedict was cause I could see the whole house going for the eggs benedict :p So I too got one of their famous eggs benedict. The fancy egg was attractive and yummy 😉 . The pancakes were soft, light with a strong blueberry sauce on top.
Breakfast plate for Dhs 80 consist of two eggs | veal bacon | yoghurt granola | cold cuts | smoked salmon | croissant toast and jam | cheese | veggies | fruits.
Their saturday brunch only exist on a saturday. But the other days you can try their regular breakfast. So here I’ve ordered a breakfast plate for you to see what it looks like. You know to be honest, I couldn’t see much value for their breakfast plate(Dhs 80) after trying their wide variety brunch for only Dhs 99. My favorite in their breakfast plate was their yoghurt granola with berries 🙂
Connect station is another area at Pavilion Cafe Downtown where people sit and get most of their work done on their laptops. Benefit of being at the connect station is that there are power outlets at most points so you conveniently work powering your laptop and other gadgets.
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