// We were invited to breakfast at The Coffee Club at Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah. We didn’t pay for food and drinks ourselves //
The Coffee Club is a cafe chain from Australia, and great cafes seem to be in the Aussie DNA. I think I’ve previously mentioned that many of my favorite cafes in New York are run by Aussies? The same is true in Dubai, where you’ll also find Aussies behind the most popular coffee spots in the city.
The Coffee Club is particularly known for their breakfast and especially the egg dishes made with organic eggs are supposed to be very good. A quick menu scan revealed that they haven’t yet joined the Smashed Avo club. Instead they had Poached Egg with Avocado, which turned out to be poached egg on butter-toasted bread on a smear of guacamole. It tasted great, but personally I prefer, when the avocado is on top of the bread and has a little more texture to it (yep, I’m a smashed avo kind of girl).
We also ordered Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. I found the salmon a bit too salty, but as Line pointed out, the saltiness worked out fine for this particular dish. Furthermore, I know how difficult it is to get good salmon at a reasonable price in Dubai, so I guess it was a nice compromise.
The three of us all loved the Baked Hot Pot, which came in a pretty little tray. Hiding under the rocket salad was the most delicious, gooey mix of chorizo, eggs and melted cheese and a fiery red sauce kept it all together. Very tasty! This is what I would recommend you to order, if you’re stopping by The Coffee Club.
The coffee at The Coffee Club was also really good, but I also would have been surprised, if it hadn’t been the case, considering the name of the place. First out was latte and cappuccino and for dessert I couldn’t resist the Signature Iced Coffee with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream on top.
Both Line and Maria were impressed with the service, which was good in a very Danish way. In Dubai service easily becomes intrusive, and I often find myself biting my lip, in order not to tell people to back off and let me eat in peace. I prefer a more relaxed approach, where the staff is available without sitting in your lap. They got that right at The Coffee Club.
Fun fact: When I arrived I walked up to one of the staff members to introduce myself. She misunderstood and thought I was there for a job interview, so she took me to see one of the managers. If I had played my cards right, I might have been able to score myself a barrista job:)