Six of the best places to get French toast in Dubai
It's the perfect weekend breakfast
Nothing says 'hello me time' like a big old slab of French toast on your plate. Sugary, crispy, soft and sticky – these lovely, edible breakfast pillows are the ultimate way to welcome the weekend. Whether you like it served with fruit, syrup, chocolate or a view – here are some of the best places to treat yourself, now.
One of the glitziest places to enjoy breakfast in style is La Serre, which sits in prime position looking out onto the Burj Khalifa on Emaar boulevard. In cooler months the outdoor terrace is gorgeously serene, and when it gets hot their light and airy boulangerie inside is a fine place to meet up with friends. But better than the location and décor is their 'Pain Perdu' (french toast). At AED 65 it's among the most expensive in the city but given the queues for breakfast on a weekend it doesn't seem to affect its desirability. Brick sized, perfectly cooked and Instagram friendly, it's worth both the money and the wait.
The Hamptons Cafe
The Hamptons Cafe in Umm Suqueim is a secret slice of tranquility in this hustling, bustling city. As the name suggests, it is inspired by the exclusive Hamptons region of the US, and offers light, beachy and impeccably stylish interiors. And their French toast (AED 59) is also straight out of America. Plump and perfect, is it served with fresh berries, cinnamon sugar and maple syrup and an optional dash of peanut butter to make it memorable, though you can leave that bit off if you don't fancy messing with a classic.
Located in the heart of Jumeirah, Culinary Boutique is a cool find for anyone searching for a breakfast spot with a difference. Not only is the interior like something out of an architectural magazine – wavy ceiling anyone? - you can also learn to cook the gourmet food you chow down on in the cafe thanks to their onsite school. The French toast here (AED 68) is a menu hero item, and is served with blueberry compote and French vanilla cream.
Perhaps one of the best places in Dubai for French toast fans, Fraiche in JLT offer not one, but two different types of equally delicious recipes. You can opt for the classic brioche bread served with berries and your choice or either chocolate sauce or pure Canadian maple syrup (AED 45) or the dreamy sticky toffee French toast which comes with sliced bananas, for AED 43. A LovinDubai favourite, you’ll find us here with a face full of one of these most weekends. Take us there now!
La Petite Maison
If you fancy a bit of prestige with your petit dejuner, then La Petite Maison, or LPM for swanky regulars, is your Dubai go-to. With one of the most loved, and much hyped, traditional French menus in the city, their savory mains are worth splurging on at some point. However, if you just fancy a sweet little tickle of the tastebuds, the 'Pain Perdu' (again, French toast) comes in at just AED 55 and will knock your socks off.
Jones The Grocer
This slick cafe on Sheikh Zayed Road (across the highway from Times Square) is a culinary wonder, and boasts a kitchen supplies section almost as impressive as the menu. Whether brunching, lunching or breakfasting – their healthy(ish) takes on universally loved classics have yet to disappoint. A highlight, though, is the out of the world banana pecan french toast with caremelised syrup and crème anglaise (that's posh for custard) AED 38. You will not want to share.