Ahhh the 80’s. What a time to be alive. Namco had captured our hearts with Pacman arcade machines and Cabbage Patch Dolls were the cutest collectible babies around. Don’t forget troll dolls. What about all the cartoons you used to wake up early to watch like The Jetsons or Tom & Jerry. My personal favorite was the Dinosaurs.
Cereal Killer Cafe in Dubai Mall is a nostalgic hangout for the big kids and a cool place for the little kids too. It originates from London with the Dubai Mall branch opening back on Feb 9th 2017. It’s by no means a place for a healthy breakfast or snack but more a fun and relaxed corner cafe to try over 100 different cereals, with 20 different flavored milk options including crazy flavors like bubble gum and creme brûlée. To this you can add over 30 different toppings ranging from candy to fresh fruit, ice cream or nuts or my foodie friends fav, marshmallow fluff.
If you want a combination of cereal they have combos to choose from in their cereal cocktails list. We tried the Unicorn Poop 🦄 💩 as well as the Shooty Shooty Bang Bang 🔫 although the latter was missing the popping candy. ☹️ I barely got through the regular bowl because it comes with a white chocolate flavored milk, Nutella, Milky Way stars as well as hazelnut and milk chocolate krave cereal pieces so if you’re not used to a sweet and sugary breakfast then this might not be for you.
Or perhaps it’s because I started with a strawberry fruity ice cream before my cereal. Who knows. 🤷🏼♀️
We also tried some of their hot food options like the Cheerios Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich 🥪 which comes with two different cheeses inside and Cheerios stuck to the outside. The outside was a little dry but would of been nicer if they buttered the outside bread. Their new addition to the menu is Cornflakes chicken strips. 4 pieces of deep fried chicken strips that are coated in crushed cornflakes. They are so crunchy and crispy that I dare you to find a tastier chicken strip in Dubai.
They also serve stacked hot chocolates, malt shakes, sodas & juices and every American kids favorite; pop tarts! Just ask the staff for which flavor is available when you visit.
This grammable cafe is located right next to the waterfall on Level 1 of Dubai Mall and also next to the Village and close to Nespresso. You won’t be able to miss it’s colorful and quirky design complete with kids beds as the seating.
It’s also available to order from Deliveroo, Zomato, Carriage and Talabat.
Phone: 04 347 7279
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
On 19th October 2018, 7 brave friends road tripped to Ras Al Khaimah to participate in a thrilling flight in which the participant travels in speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour over zip line expanding over 2.83 kilometres in length; superman style.
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