Take a stroll down Walnut Grove in City Walk
I’ve only visited one cafe which hailed from South Africa before (Tasha’s) in Galleria Mall and now there’s another which calls City Walk home.
Walnut Grove is a bright and airy cafe with comfortable seating and copper details which prides itself on providing an authentic South African dining experience.
Eyeing over the menu I was excited to see an all day breakfast option as we were visiting for lunch but can’t pass on the opportunity to order some smashed avocado on toast. WG’s version is fully loaded. It’s stacked high with maple glazed bacon, cubes of feta cheese, sun dried cherry tomatoes and garnished with some balsamic reduction and toasted nuts. It’ll leave you full to the brim.
Another exciting menu item was the South African pizza served on a black crust topped with peppadews and biltong, both famously South African. I like peppadews as they’re less spicy and more on the sweet side.
Everyone knows how much I love a salad and their Parmesan Almond Chicken Salad is of gigantic proportions. The wooden bowl it comes served it could be used as a bath for a small child or pet.
They do a spin on the traditional American Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich. It’s not for the faint hearted though, containing 4 types of cheese, one of them being a deep fried wheel of camembert. It’s a cheese overload. Only serious cheese lovers should order this one.
Their drinks menu is also extensive as is their desserts which you can select visually from the counter. Their cheesecakes give The Cheesecake Factory a run for their money in terms of size and flavors. We tried the snickers and mars options with the latter winning over my tastebuds. It’s a decent sized portion so think twice before ordering it on your own. Although don’t worry they will let you pack any leftovers to take home with you.
They keep the menu fresh with new items being added all the time so there’s bound to be something to cater to everyone’s tastes. A great place for a coffee and cake or a full meal.
Walnut Grove – City Walk, Dubai
Phone: 04 3444441