AMONGST FEW CAFE
amongst few cafe (no capitals intended) is located in Palm Strip Mall in Jumeirah next to the Flag Pole. Don’t let the Mall in Palm Strip Mall fool you. It’s more of an open air strip of retail shops. The location instantly gives off a relaxed and retro feel which is a significant pull for me.
The space is designed with industrial (metal and concrete) and organic (greenery and wood) features. The large windows welcome in morning bright light and evening city lights. The cafe has also has an outdoor space to enjoy in winters.
Park in Palm Strip’s outdoor parking and take the outdoor escalator up to amongst few cafe.
The owners of the cafe are Flo Moser and Mike Taylor from amongst few online and retail shop focusing on unique sneakers, T-shirts and records. I see them in the space every once in a while which satisfies me.
The cuisine can be described as international healthy with the menu divided into, breakfast (porridge and eggs), lunch/dinner (tacos and burgers), salads (Greek and beet/lentil), sweets (choc-pumpkin and carrot cake), and drinks (hot, bottles, homemade, cold press and smoothes).
I’m usually at amongst few cafe for breakfast.
If I’m having a savoury dish, I always prefer a combination of protein and fresh vegetables.
The Avo & Egg on Sourdough is exactly that. Lightly toasted sourdough topped with smashed avocado, grilled asparagus, 2 free range eggs (cooked your way), feta cheese, vine tomatoes, seeds and a slice of lemon which I usually have whole. I’m a picky eater, but when it comes to this dish, it always leaves wiped down. The warm eggs, earthy grilled asparagus and zesty lemon make it happen! (AED 58)
I ask the waiter which sweet breakfast you recommend. The Banana Pancakes is the response. A stack of banana pancakes topped with dairy free avocado/coconut ice cream, fresh berries and maple syrup. The pancakes are chubby and fluffy but I get a small whiff of egg (characteristic to egg baked goods in DXB, maybe add some/more vanilla) which subsided while I pour over the maple syrup. The avocado/coconut ice cream keeps the sweetness of the dish in check. (AED 47)
Keeping with the retro, healthy sunny vibes of the space, I always go for a Liquid Gold comprising if pineapple, green apple, lemongrass and mint. (AED 27)
If you’re more of a specialty coffee person they offer Arabica bean coffee. (AED 23)
The breakfast offerings are priced at an average of AED 47 while the lunch/dinner offerings are priced at AED 50, more or less the same price range.
All dishes have the same good quality produce. Therefore, I would expect breakfast price ranges to be more competitive than lunch/dinner ranges as lunch/dinner options provided are more complex.
Coffee at AED 23 is towards the higher end of the spectrum.
I always frequent amongst few cafe whether with friends or on my own for a weekend breakfast. The space, the sunlight, the beautiful Avo & Egg on Sourdough will make you return as well.
Location: Dubai Opera
Price for 2: AED 850 min