Projeto Açaí is my new breakfast favorite in Dubai Marina. In addition to really good açaí bowls, they also have tapiocas (Brazilian style crepes), which I love (thanks to Ana), and which I have not seen anywhere else in Dubai. Though one thing I did not love, was how long it took until the food arrived, when ordering home delivery from Projeto Açaí. Though it’s always worth the wait, because the quality is consistently good, and the food looks delicious and tastes great. I usually order the set menu which includes a small açaí bowl, a tapioca and a fresh juice for 75AED, and then I eat the açaí bowl for breakfast and the tapioca for lunch.
Projeto Açaí is just across the street, so one day I got curious and decided to go and see if they were just as slow when dining in, at the café. They were. And the long line of Deliveroo (food delivery service) guys outside the café provided the explanation. Projeto Açai is just a very popular place for breakfast and lunch, so be prepared to wait for 30-40 minutes for your food to arrive (the average wait when I order breakfast or lunch), or try ordering outside peak times.
When we dined at the cafe, we had the usual menu, along with a serving of tapioca pancakes with berries and homemade peanut butter. The pancakes were amazing. Slightly bouncy and moist, without that doughy core, that traditional pancakes often have. Definitely something I would order again.
Here is what I usually order online:
Vegan Tapioca with a filling of hummus and guacamole. Though all their fillings are delicious and have a hint of freshly chopped, very hot chili.
Açaí bowl with strawberries, granola and homemade peanut butter (the homemade peanut butter is amazing)
Fresh pineapple juice or cappuccino. The coffee is really good, so it is always a difficult choice whether I should have the cappuccino or the fresh juice.
The poke bowls are also nice, and they are so large, you don’t need anything else for dinner.