Sitting quietly at the corner of the bustling Sheikh Zayed and food-filled City Walk in Jumeirah, Boubouffe is a Lebanese eatery that combines the laidback vibe of a midnight café and the menu of a street food truck.
Where: Boubouffe, Sheikh Zayed Road [near Shangri La hotel]
How much: AED 200 for 2 [approx.]
Recommended: Spicy potato
Here’s the Boubouffe Dubai review-
We started with a classic Fattoush salad and hummus with a twist. The salad sang with crunchy fresh leaves, ample delicate dressing and plump cherry tomatoes – A must-order.
The hummus while silky smooth and whipped-cream light, was infused with ghee and pine nuts. The overall texture of the dish with baked khubs is good, but overbearing on the tongue after a few bites [unless you want to skip mains].
Their Mozzarella burger came with no vegetables – just a patty and added ketchup in a bun – unseasoned and disappointing.
The chicken shawarma was laid out on a crispy khubs with garlic mayo on the side. While the meat was cooked well with a char, the overall punch on the palate missed the mark.
Classic Arab sweets, including the beloved Kunafa, and desserts like Chocolate Mousse and Carrot Cake had us second-guessing our dessert order for a long while.
While the pre-made Atayef could have used a bit more crunch on the outside, the filling of sticky pistachios was delicious.
Service & Ambience
What is the best thing about this place? The décor and the coffee.
Soothing yellow walls, an open and well-lit space with plenty of green and wood, the contemporary feel of Boubouffe combines a home-y setting with modern edge.
With excellent attention to detail and a polite and helpful staff that is well-versed with the menu, you won’t want to leave this home-y feeling café.
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