Monday 28 January 2013

Pascal Tepper French Bakery, Dubai Media City

A cool, clinical cafe in Dubai Media City, the Pascal Tepper French Bakery's fresh, simple food attracts a mix of chic locals and expats. With a magenta, white and black colour scheme, this spacious eatery has a contemporary, clean, light and airy ambiance. The menu is more fuel, than fine cuisine, but you can get a decent breakfast or lunch. The sandwiches (38-48 dirhams) are generous and filling, as is the "French" burger and chips (45 dirhams). The "tradition" grilled sandwich - turkey ham, butter and elemental cheese - is simple, but effective. Each dish comes with a heavily-dressed salad and a large basket of bread. Served with a glass of water, the strong filter coffee (14 dirhams) is good, as are the thick, satisfying smoothies (26 dirhams) - blackberries, banana and apple juice is a good combination. The service is pleasant, if unhurried. 7/10