This fusion restaurant, cafe and bakery puts the class in casual dining, with its gold trimmings, marble finish and epicurean specialities that ignite one’s palate. Inspired by 1920s-1960s society cafes, it exudes an aura of elitism down to the servers whose garb are a nod to the era, bringing the plates to your table with white cotton gloves. How fancy, huh? But far from intimidating, mind you. Its cozy atmosphere, art deco design, plush velvet chairs, and soft jazz ambient music, is rather inviting and made for socializing with friends for hours on end.
So what did we order? For starters, we had the Truffle Mushroom Croquettes balls which a crispy golden brown outer coating, as well as, the Cafe Society Barley Soup, a creamy, healthy alternative that quite reminded me of the Filipino Arozcaldo. For the main course we had the Beef Tenderloin with Portobello Risotto, which I have to say was my favorite on the menu, as I had quite my fill of it, which left little space for tasting the other dishes. Then on to the Wagyu Ribeye, cooked medium well with roasted vegetables and topped with chimichurri butter. For pasta, we tried the Lamb Explosion Ravioli which revealed a juicy center at every bite, and the Black Ink Spaghetti with turmeric sauce and Octopus bits. Quite an exotic array of dishes, I must say. And there’s much more on the menu!
We ended our feast with a sweet ending of Chocolate Dulce de Leche that consisted of Vanilla Ice-cream, Dark Belgian Chocolate Mousse, Chocolate Ganache, Milk Chocolate Parfait and the star of the show, the Chocolate Dulce De Leche Molten Cake.
Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or dinner, or even just for drinks, @cafesocietydxb is the spot for an intimate tête-à-tête or socializing with your amigas. And it has a book corner too if you’re feeling a little anti-social!