Can a proper hot food menu draw people to the beloved café’s newest location?
We adore almost everything about Roseleaf café in Dubai Garden Centre. We just wished it had more hot food options – the spot’s tiny kitchen means they have to get clever with counter food. Well, it seems they were listening, as there’s now a Roseleaf with a proper kitchen: and it’s unusually perched in a hallway between the gym and spa at the Emirates Golf Club. Definitely try the pulled short rib on country loaf (Dhs55). The slow-cooked meat is saucy and soft, while the apple and celery add a nice counter punch of fresh crunch. Our other top picks are the three-way avocado smash (Dhs46), which is basically three varieties of avo’ toast on three pieces of sweet pumpkin loaf (the loaf borders on cake, but we’re into it). A fresh and healthy option is the ‘ body breakfast’ (Dhs50), aka a poached egg with Greek yoghurt, red potato, charred greens and sautéed chilli kale. The lemon zest in the yoghurt was a favourite element of this particular brekkie bowl. And yes, the flat whites here are as great as those at the Garden Centre, but the surrounds aren’t as tranquil. So, if it’s an excellent flat white in a leafy-green-environment you’re after, go to Roseleaf in Dubai Garden Centre. But if you’re up for a hot breakfast more than you are ambience, try this one out instead. aEmirates Golf Club, daily 8am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 3555241. Taxi: Emirates Golf Club. roseleafcafe.com