If you are a regular reader of my blog you will notice I do not really have breakfast often, if at all. Since I had things to do in the morning and it got delayed, I thought okay why not, let me have Breakfast.
Columbus cafe in Deira City Center is one of my favorite places in the mall and it is far away from the busyness.
There is seating by mall where you see people going and coming, and seating inside the cafe (behind the outer seats and a little higher). One of the nice touches of the place is a big banner on top.
That is exactly what I feel like doing when I read that!
I reached there around 12 PM and I saw they had a Breakfast leaflet. I asked about it and they told me it had finished at 11AM but will check. A minute later he came and said, “sure we can serve you Breakfast!” I liked that!
A little bit later and my English Breakfast had arrived.
Before I review the dish, you are given the option of
– Omelette, Fried Eggs, Poached Eggs or Scrambled Eggs
– Beef Bacon or Beef Sausage
– 1 Drink of your choice (Coffee, Tea, Milk, Water, Juice) I do not think Milkshakes and Lattes would be possible.
This was the basic Breakfast, the leaflet in the previous photo has a breakfast with a muffin as well. I had the regular Breakfast.
The first thing I noticed is there seems to be a lot of food on the plate! Starting from the bottom:
The Omelette: It was very good. It needed a little salting, but not too much. It had Mushrooms, Red Peppers, Green Peppers, Onions and Cheese. I liked that combination, cooked well, and looked good.
The Potato Wedges: It was hot, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. With a little ketchup (Provided in a cup conveniently) was very nice. I really enjoyed them.
The Beef Sausages: They did not look appetizing one bit, but tasted really good! It looks that way because I assume it was heated using a Toaster, Sandwich maker or something. The taste was a little peppery but in a good way. I liked the Sausages, I wanted more than 2 though.
The Toasted Bread: Plain, simple square cuts of bread hot out of the toaster. I cut up some of the Omelette, placed it on the toasted squares, cut them into four and enjoyed the bite sized….. bites.
The Salad: I mean, its not really a salad, but just a quick mention. They were fresh.
The Service: It was good. The staff were standing around the entrance welcoming people. As soon as I sat down, someone had come taken the menu from the table and handed it to me. The waiter was polite and managed to squeeze me a Breakfast an hour after they were done with it. Upon leaving he thanked me and wished to see me again. Nothing extra ordinary, but nothing bad at all.
The Value: Incredible. The Breakfast plate (Very filling) with 1 drink of choice was for 20 Dhs. That was it. Not only was that good value (I don’t want to seem like I am advertising them or anything) but they have a lunch combo too which has a Salad or Sandwich, a muffin, and a drink for 28 Dhs!
The Place: 5 / 10
The Service: 6 / 10
The Food: 7 / 10
Overall: 6 / 10
I’d recommend this place for Breakfast.