The start of a day cannot get better than this.
I planned on to having a good breakfast nearby and thought of trying out this cafe that everyone had been raving about.
I decided to try it out on a weekday, assuming no one would be planning a breakfast out on a day when the offices are open. Believe me; I was going to be surprised.
It was 9 am on a Wednesday morning. I stopped by at the Friends Avenue Cafe in JLT before showing my presence at our ad agency in the nearby cluster.
With my camera ready, the weather fresh, and me being peckish, I decided to sit at a table outside.
The cafe has a very urban and comfortable look. The weathered brick walls and wooden interiors using accents of nature gives a very cosmopolitan vibe.
Three friends formed the eatery in February 2015. The cafe reflects their friendship bond and is a perfect place for friends and families to hang out at.
I ordered a scrambled eggs and coffee breakfast, and while waiting for the food, I got a chance to chit-chat with the chef and barista.
Henry is the chef at Friends Avenue Cafe, and he told me that all of their ingredients are organic and cooked healthy. He carries with him an experience of many years and loves creating new and unique dishes.
The cafe was full of people by 10 am. It was a bit surprising as I had not expected the place to be this busy on a weekday morning.
My breakfast had arrived. The vibrant colours and the arrangement made it look even more appetising. I loved the pop of colours they had given to the restaurant and their crockery.
Served on a bed of bread, the eggs were cooked to perfection, and that hint of pesto and parmesan added a zing to the taste. The serving was pretty big and filling. I wish I had room to try out more items on the menu.
Even though I am more of a tea person, I enjoyed the coffee that I had ordered. Like Randy, the barista had told me, the cafe serves organic coffee that is free of any chemicals.
I would like to specially mention and thank John here who took good care of me.
All in all, I have to say that this is a go-to cafe for a casual meal with your friends. It oozes comfort and warmth. It is competitively priced, and the staff is very welcoming.