Adamantly not a franchise and far away from robotic food and service, Tom Arnel (an Aussie from Melbourne) and Sergio Lopez (from Madrid) set their sights on this two story warehouse just of Sheikh Zayed road, in the industrial and up-and-coming area of Al Quoz. The café has a casual and urban vibe; white brick tiles, huge blackboard, exposed vents and lots of natural light. Don't be surprised if Jamie (the head barista) starts doing tricks on his bike while customers sip coffee in the super chilled surrounds. Tom and Serg (both with a cheffing background) put their own blood, sweat and tears into the construction and design of the space; from moulding concrete counter tops to printing their own artwork. The menu isn't rocket science and is changed regularly, offering simple, wholesome café food and all-day breakfasts.
Hidden GemNo AlcoholJumeirah / Al QuozCasualEuropean