Boutique café in a stunning converted villa 15 Reviews
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The décor in Café Arabia is almost as interesting as the food. Housed in a beautiful converted villa, this spacious two-storey café is filled with colourful local art, magnificent Arabic furniture and a scattering of homely cushions and magazines that give the place a casual, if polished, air. It’s one of the most original new restaurant concepts we’ve seen in Abu Dhabi in a while, as owner Aisa Mansour has given everything from the interiors to the menu a personal touch, with various recipes even attributed to family members.
The café serves a mixture of Arabic dishes and Western fare, most of it lunchtime food, although there are a few main courses that would serve for an evening meal too. The presentation is simple but care has clearly been taken over each plate and the service is bright and fast. This lovely café was designed as a cultural meeting space and given the mixture of people that visit and the constant hum of conversation it’s certainly succeeded.
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