Today’s post is about one of the coolest hangouts I’ve been to in Dubai recently. You’re going to love this one girlies.
Gossip Café and Desserts is a stylish café located in Box Park serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Atteeq and I went for lunch recently and fell in love with the décor as well as the food. Okay, I fell in love with the décor and cooed in delight at the grey and pale pink hues everywhere. I was wowed by the attention to detail that has been paid to every inch of the place! Gossip has been well thought out and put together with style leaving fashion lovers like me hooked from the onset.
In case you’re wondering, the husband mmm’d and aaah’d at the food. Of course. I think you would be shocked if I told you Atteeq started melting as he saw the plush chairs we parked our bottoms on to.
What I loved about this place was how unique it was. Dubai is filled with chain restaurants/cafés from the West and most of what you get is all stuff you’ve seen before. This café has a very American/European feel to it but with an Emirati twist. Gossip is an Emirati brand and this excites me because most of the places I usually go to here are franchises which come from the West. Not Gossip though. The brand was founded by Dr Shayma Nawaf Fawwaz who says that her heritage is very important to her. Thus, the cuisine at Gossip takes a fresh take on Euro-American dishes with an Emirati inspired twist. This can be seen throughout the menu with Emirati flavours such as saffron, rahash and halwah infused desserts.
I love it when I do my research on places and find out that a brand that looks amazing is run by a successful, young woman. Who run the world?!
Take a second to read this. I know some of you girls struggle to find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning so here’s an inspirational woman if you ever need one!
The desserts at Gossip are just absolutely gorgeous!
The signature from their A’la Carte menu has to be THE ULTIMATE DESSERT but by the time we came to desserts I had eaten so much I had to pass on the royal surprise!
Cheesecake in a jar – could they be any cuter?!
Okay, let me show you guys what we had to eat and drink before I burst!
To start I had the Tomato and Basil Soup which was TO DIE FOR, no word of a life. My husband on the other hand decided to order a version of French Toast called ‘Black and White Edition’ which was more of a dessert than a starter and then proceeded to inform me he was going to burst for the remainder of the day. But he said it was amazing. Just don’t order it as a starter like him. #sighs
We even got a Flat Bread to share from the ‘Light Bites’ section – it was super filling for light bites!
Yum Yum Yum
Dill Salmon for me
Harissa Chicken for the husband!
A USP of Gossip is that it serves dishes that are made from the highest quality of fresh, natural and organic ingredients. This couldn’t have been advocated more through our choices for mains. The quality of the food was second to none and if you care about presentation like I do then give Gossip a try for sure.
Not only did we enjoy the food but the service was amazing. I was so impressed by the lady serving us that I asked her if I could take a picture of her and give her a wee mention in my post. She giggled and said that she wasn’t prepared but I snapped away anyway. Thank you Resiela for hosting us so well! The woman is so good at her job, she convinced me to eat a lot more than I had intended on this day. I was so full and genuinely had no room for dessert but lovely Resiela reminded me that I thought the cheesecake in a jar idea was cute so I should try one of them. I didn’t need much convincing! I went for strawberry and it was actually heaven! These are a must try when you go in!
To conclude? The overall vibe and atmosphere of Gossip was just uber cool and trendy. You will find everyone from locals to ex pats to people on their lonesome just wanting a quiet drink as they watch the world go by. Oh and did I say Royals? Yep, HH Sheikh Mohammed has dined there! I think it’s going to be my new place I take all my girlfriends to when they visit from the UK. Where I come from in Scotland, we don’t have fashion conscious cafés so what an absolute treat! I might just take Atteeq along next time too so he can order a mountain of French Toast whilst I take pictures of anything and everything in the place.
Right, it’s taken me a while to get to the outfit today eh? Since Gossip is an Emirati brand I decided to wear the Emirati National Dress on this little lunch date. But, I shall save the outfit details for my next post.
Oh alright, I’ll give you a peak then!You know you love me.XOXO GOSSIP GIRL
Just kidding, it’s still me, Miss Mulberry.