Luxurious French breakfast in Dubai’s Downtown at La Serre

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The atmosphere is airy, chic and artsy. (supplied)
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You can choose your style of eggs from a list of options. (supplied)
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Updated 15 July 2020

Luxurious French breakfast in Dubai’s Downtown at La Serre

  • The atmosphere is airy, chic and artsy
  • All breakfasts come with a basket of viennoiserie – French pastries – a fruit salad and yoghurt served with nuts and honey

DUBAI: If you are looking to have a classy breakfast to start your weekend, try out La Serre’s Champagne breakfast.

The restaurant provides an alcohol-free option for its Champagne breakfast from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with a selection of eggs and other dishes.

The atmosphere is airy, with white chairs, tables, walls and fabric, giving it a chic feel. The wall art and the French music add an artsy vibe to the place. Another bonus is the location, in Dubai’s Downtown.

You can choose your eggs from a list of options, ranging from classic staples to a more French style.

Our recommendation would be the Oeufs au Plat et Foie Gras poele des Landes with an additional gram of Black Truffle, which are fried organic eggs with foie gras, caramelized onion and beef. Foie gras is that greatest of French delicacies, goose liver. We asked for slightly runny eggs, so that they oozed down on to the crispy bread. The black truffle gave the whole dish an earthy and smoky flavor and the foie gras added a smooth and creamy texture.

If you prefer to choose something more familiar, then go with the L’avocat Benedicte de “La Serre,” which comes with two poached eggs on toasted Campaillou bread with avocado and a choice of veal bacon, smoked salmon, spinach or mushroom and a side of hollandaise sauce. Again, the bread was super fresh and the avocados were perfectly ripe, translating into a mixture of creamy and buttery flavor and a crispy texture. We chose the salmon, which was soft, albeit a touch bland.

All breakfasts come with a basket of viennoiserie – French pastries – a fruit salad and yoghurt served with nuts and honey.

The pastries come with a small side of butter and jam, all of which are baked in-house. The almond croissant stands out from the bunch, with its incredibly flavorful velvety filling and crunchy exterior.

La Serre’s breakfast provides a breakfast experience with a noticeably French flavor in the heart of Dubai.


What We Are Eating Today: Cheese Taste

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Updated 08 August 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Cheese Taste

  • One of the best things about the shop is how well they treat their customers, offering to let them try different things while the visitor comes to a final decision

Looking at the Cheese Taste shop in Al-Safa district, Jeddah, I never expected the delicious treats that waited inside. It looks like a regular small-scale bakery, but stepping into the little shop and trying out their products was a new discovery.
Their pastries are of high quality and presented to visitors in two different sizes. The variety is mind-blowing — everything from plain chocolate cakes to carrot cakes.
Their carrot cakes are some of the best I have had. One of my other favorites is their strawberry tarts, which are a perfect combination of a crisp base, a creamy-smooth filling and glazed strawberries.
One of the best things about the shop is how well they treat their customers, offering to let them try different things while the visitor comes to a final decision.
The prices are also very low — amazing because they don’t reflect the quality of the products.