Already fans of the original outpost at the Dubai Garden Centre, The Huntr was keen to check out Roseleaf Cafe Emirates Golf Club. Join us as we present all of the pictures and our full review…
Roseleaf is named after its founder Rose Zeini, who first opened Roseleaf at the Dubai Garden Centre in 2012 with her husband Leon (who just happens to also be the guy behind the epic Dubai-based roastery Nightjar). Fast-forward six years and the couple have recently opened their second location at the picturesque Emirates Golf Club in Emirates Hills.
Perfectly positioned just a stone’s throw from the Nakheel metro station, this little gem is the ideal place to enjoy a leisurely meal, grab a coffee and cake with friends or get some work done.
The space itself is simple but beautiful. Think cosy little round tables and chairs, displays filled with delicious-looking baked treats, a small retail corner offering home accessories in collaboration with Andrea De Rossetto who owns Tiger & Arcadia and blooms for sale by House of Flowers.
Food-wise, just like the flagship cafe, it’s all about healthy, hearty and delicious eats here. There are some exclusive dishes that aren’t on offer at the Garden Centre outpost and an enticing selection of salads, bakes and sandwiches on display on the front counter.
The Huntr sampled the Avocado Chickpea Mash (40AED), which is comprised of Mexican Hass avocado and chickpeas on wild farmer toast and topped with feta cheese and seeds. You can also opt to add scrambled eggs for 10AED. The Healthy Belly Bowl (32AED) – a fibre packed combo of amaranth and millet with coconut milk and topped with fresh fruits and seeds. The Open Faced Herbed Omelette (40AED), which only available at the Emirates Golf Club cafe and is topped with a fresh mix of herbs, avocado slices and turkey bresaola. And last but not least, we also tried the Roseleaf Cafe Emirates Golf Club exclusive Body Breakfast (50AED) – a wholesome mixture of poached eggs, red potato, broccolini, asparagus and Chinese cabbage seasoned with grains and seeds.
We also gladly slurped down the fantastic flat white coffees powered by, you guessed it – Nightjar. Full from our breakfast feast we didn’t have space to sample some of the cheat-day-worthy cakes on offer, but we plan to return soon to do just that.
This is a must-visit gem to add to your Emirates Hills hitlist – do that here so you don’t forget.