We were supposed to go to Limetree Cafe to break away from the norm of having subway’s italian BMT for breakfast – that’s me and the boyfriend. I wanted to treat him for something fancier than a subway sandwich because I feel like I’m getting the longer end of the stick for the past eid days (he pays for dinner and drinks which is way more expensive compared to the subway sandwiches that i pay for breakfast :p). But the boyfriend doesn’t like Limetree cafe, he described it as: “an al fresco restaurant in the middle of a concrete pavement” which is kinda true as Limetree is at Jumeira Beach Road where the view you get is the traffic of the said road. So off we went to Shakespeare & co. at Souk Al Bahar just to experiment and try it out.
The place was packed when we went there. the cafe has an indoor and outdoor dining, of course we went to sit outside even if the table we got doesn’t have enough shade. It’s ok though, since the weather was fantastic that day. The indoor seating made me feel like i’m in someone’s grandma’s house. Outside gives you a view of the burj khalifa and the equally expensive structure of The Palace Hotel. The musical fountain can be heard from where we were sat but without a view (I’ve seen the musical fountain several times anyway).
For whatever reason, the restaurant itself reminded me of Bauer Hotel in Venice where breakfast is served outside overlooking the Grand Canal. If only Shakespeare & Co. have pigeons flying over our heads trying to get that piece of bacon on your fork – then it will definitely be Venice once again for me.
You see what I mean??? No? Ok, whatever! :p
I guess what I’m trying to say is: I LOVE THIS PLACE!!!!!!!
Staff are very friendly and efficient. They’re fast and attentive. They all know how to multitask and actually do what needs to be done. It was packed that day we went but the service was still great.
I ordered an American breakfast (scrambled eggs, hash brown, baked beans, bacon and sausage), the boyfriend ordered an omelette with mushrooms and potatoes on the side, 2 iced espresso (the boyfriend really loved this as it was how it’s done in Greece he said), 1 orange juice, a big bottle of water and shisha. All these for AED195 which I think isn’t that bad, considering the fact that our orders were of huge servings
Everything was perfect except for the scrambled eggs, it tasted kinda funny. i’ll probably have it as an omelette next time.