Dubai’s must try themed restaurants and cafes

INTERSECT BY LEXUS-

The world’s reputed car company ‘Lexus’ has roped in a unique concept in the realm of hospitality as well- Intersect By Lexus. While the restaurant takes us into the realm of automobiles, it also touches another genre of fans- the bookworms. At Intersect by Lexus, the booklovers shall be amazed by the gigantic columns of books leading to an impression of a bookshop or library serving coffee, but only to be pleasantly rectified. Chef Robert delightfully surprises the guests with his culinary pieces like Miso Braised Mushroom (a vegan delight), sumptuous Carrot and Ginger Soup, Herbal Green Detox Juice and Strawberry Infused Chamomile Iced Tea amongst many others. The signature Syphon Coffee is the perfect add-on to a delightful read. Also, be prepared to be awesomely surprised by the dynamic technological display of a garage ambience area in the basement level viewed through an astonishing glass floor where 252 original parts of Lexus cars are strategically placed! Dubbed as The Place for All- from a voracious reader to an ambitious writer, to a car lover, the place heartily welcomes the new breed of explorers with the promise of benevolent hospitality.

Location- Dubai International Financial Centre
Meal for two- AED 400 (approx.)

BILLIONAIRE

Prepare for an electrifying Nocturnal Adventure as The Billionaire Grand Show pioneers an unprecedented unique dining experience, paired with a dramatically orchestrated show. set to deliver an electrifying Nocturnal Adventure, Billionaire introduces an innovative approach to luxury dining by perfectly blending extraordinary entertainment, sophisticated interiors and exceptional food. Billionaire’s eclectic spirit invokes a sense of excitement and energy that is truly unique and utterly unforgettable. Gastronomy reigns supreme at Billionaire Dubai with authentic, fresh and extraordinary food presented with an elegant and theatrical touch. Sharing centre stage, Celebrity Chef Bauthan Piatti Zeynioglu has created a phenomenal à la carte menu that combines New-Asian modernity and Italian authenticity. The menu is as plentiful as it is resplendent, taking guests on a culinary journey of discovery with flavorsome surprises- phyllo pastry with wasabi mayo to the guacamole that is prepared right at the table, impressive home-made pasta, risotto to the freshest sushi, sashimi and maki rolls with the Billionaire sashimi & maki selection. For that added touch of extravagance, why not elevate the experience even further with extra truffle shavings and the finest selection of caviar.

Location: Hotel Taj
Show Timings: From 9.30pm
Meal for two- AED 500 approx.

PEDAL CAFÉ

Pedal was founded in 2019 by three Emirati schoolfriends who discovered a shared love of cycling as they grew older, bringing several unique and exclusive cycling brands to the UAE for the first time. Their shop and café falls under their idea of providing a unique, wholesome cycling experience to the enthusiasts. Pedal café attracts bike fanatics, foodies, and families with its winning blend of nutritious food, craft coffee and live cycling coverage. Chef Malenya Evans creates a menu of healthy and delicious options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Signatures include the Croissant Benedict, Pedal Bowl and Seared Salmon. Pedal’s famous coffee is roasted locally by Specialty Batch, the UAE’s leading craft coffee roasters.

Location-Ras Al Khor, Dubai.
Meal for two – AED 175 approx.

AILUROMANIA CAFÉ

Dubai’s love for cats is well- known as we can often see the kitties purring down Dubai streets. But if you fancy spending more time with these purring animals, head to the Ailuromania café. Thanks to the initiative by Saudi sisters Iman and Allaa Ahmed Al Aulaqi and their love of furry felines, one can see, interact and play with cats in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Ailuromania Café has 20 rescue cats who have been selected to live in the café due to their easy-going nature and love of attention. If you want the full experience sit in the ‘cat area’, which houses kitties in every nook and cranny imaginable. You can eat here, but bear in mind the cats may jump on your table. The snacks are stored in the ‘non- cat’ part of the café and a minimum spend of Dhs50 is required to dine with Ailuromania’s fluffy residents. There’s a distinct feline-free zone in the café serving salads and sandwiches, from where you could ogle at the moggies through a glass window. The cafe comes with a dedicated ‘cat room’ fitted with a double bunk-bed, litter boxes, food dispensers, toy box and scratching post for the felines to relax. Visitors can interact with them in the common seating area, in one-hour blocks, with prior reservations online.

Location- Umm Suqeuim
Meal for two- AED 120 approx.

CAFÉ RIDER

If you are a motorbike lover and have an inclination for unique spaces – you will love the industrial, hipster vibes of Café Rider. Whether it’s for a relaxed tete -a- tete with friends or work conversation or a study session, Café Rider is the perfect place. And they have their own roaster, so do not miss their coffee and there’s also an expansive speciality tea menu. Combining speciality coffee, food, motorbikes and lifestyle retail into one experience, Cafe Rider is a spacious urban hotspot for a coffee or a leisurely breakfast or lunch/dinner. There is a variety on the menu features healthy and hearty breakfast options, lunch dishes, salads and sweet treats. Breakfast Bagels, wild rocket, homemade chilli jam, toast with berries and maple syrup – are some of our favourites in this cool eatery.

Location: Al Quoz 3
Meal for two: AED 150 approx.

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Bandana Jain
Bandana Jain is a seasoned lifestyle and travel journalist for the past two decades. Also a blogger, she loves pursuing modelling as a hobby. She has also ventured into the realms of anchoring and public speaking. When she is not pursuing any of the above, you can find her chilling by the beach or in park with her favourite cup of masala chai. Travelling is her passion, creativity her morale booster and enriching conversations give her the necessary thrust in life.

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