Have you been to the secret garden cafe in Dubai? If not, you’re really missing out on something. Amidst the innumerable glitzy cafes where you have to look your best, there’s a new place in town where you can easily relax on the grass or twirl on a cane swing. Here time stands still and all you have to do is soak in the greenery around. This place is a hidden gem in Jumeirah that not only makes you feel alive but also serves the most healthy food in town. From vegan and gluten free to sugar and lactose free they have it all. I have an affinity towards all things unique hence my love for this place is unending.
Name: One Cafe by Life’n One
Location: Jumeirah beach Road (Behind Costa Coffee)
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten free, Healthy food!
Ideal For: A relaxed healthy meal in a natural setting
What I ate:
Beet-utiful Glow: A delicious juice of beetroot, cucumber, carrots, lemon and apple (Dhs 39) I loved it.
Green Juice: This one’s my favourite. It is a blend of cucumber, kale, spinach, ginger, green apple, parsley, celery and lemon. It couldn’t get any healthier (Dhs35)
Protein Omelet: This is probably the only item that is not vegetarian but I’m sure it’s on the menu only for because it’s so healthy. Served with a green salad and quinoa bread, this egg white omelet is delicious. (Dhs 49)
Pasta Salad- Served with mix vegetables this gluten free pasta is cold and fresh but lacks flavour. (Dhs 59)
Raw Zucchini pasta with Thai spicy sauce and veggies like zucchini, bok choy, bell peppers, mushroom, spring onion, ginger, sesame oil. This is the healthiest version of pasta I’ve ever eaten. (Dhs 58)
-The ambience of this place is everything! Cobbled pathways, low seating on the grass, log tables, lime water, motivational quotes on the walls and little knick knacks that are so hard to find in this glitzy and glamorous city. I can just sit here for hours with my laptop and continue to work happily. Also, don’t forget to take a glance at the wall which says ”Before I die…. ” and you have to complete the sentence.
-The food here is fresh, delicious and so healthy. Not all places that serve healthy meals actually have tasty food, this one’s a life saver. I’m a huge fan of their green juice and the guilt free desserts.
– The water here is free and is passed through a filter system twice by triple vortex and then by infra-red FIRO ceramic ball. This transforms the fluid into a very high quality ionized water which then has then added tinctures including mint, lemon and bicarbonate soda to supercharge its powers.
– This place brings me back to life, away from the hustle and bustle and daily worries, you can just soak into this natural environment and not care about anything.
-You will definitely leave this place so positive and motivated all thanks to the lovely quotes that adorn every corner of this café.
– Adjoining the café is a centre where they have amazing classes like pilates, tantra yoga, gong meditation etc. It’s indeed a life centre where you can revitalize your body, mind and soul.
Bill: Prices mentioned next to the dishes. Yes, the place is a little steep, well, good health comes with a price doesn’t it?!
Service: The service here is great and so calm, just like the place.
Contact: www.lifenone.com/ 043436676 (Check Ramadan timings)
I would recommend this place to everyone, it’s worth visiting!
Chances are you might spot me chilling on one of those swings, if you do then come and say hi..
Raw Zucchini pasta with Thai spicy sauce
Date & Coconut Dessert ( new addition to the menu)