Fraiche Café & Bistro | Dubai

Fraiche Café & Bistro will always be a true love to my taste buds. It has been a journey of involvement and emotions ever since the first tasting session, to a pre-opening taste of the final dishes, and finally, the grand launch.


The owner, Yousef Barqawi, I’d say resonates as a true food enthusiast whose love for perfection is ever so evident and constant as you dine and discover in the French-Canadian inspired bistro.

My dose of lean-mean greens was catered by a strawberry feta cheese salad with leafy greens and toasted pine seeds – a mixture of a nutty yet fruity taste balanced by the smoothness of the feta.

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Poutine of hand-cut fries and cheese curds were bathed in a delicious flavorsome gravy constituting the Canadian aspect of the bistro.

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Cranberry aioli laced roast chicken sandwich was moist and lush to the taste. So good, that it even tasted better as lunch the next day as I luckily discovered. Sandwiches are plated with fresh greens and fries for a reasonable additional cost that makes up an appetizing hearty lunch as well.

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The ox cheek pie, a forever favorite off the menu entails shreds of tender braised ox cheek and carrots that rests beneath a buttery mash crust – a must try!

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The succulence of the twice cooked lamb was a revelation served with a generous ladle of gravy and a puff pastry to wipe that dish clean.

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A special taste* of a lamb shank that gloriously sat placed above a mash and gravy decorated with green peas was cooked to perfection with the gravy being a staple flavor to the luscious meat.

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A treat to the sweet tooth was satisfied by a flour-less spicy chocolate cake made with dark chocolat balanced with a helpful drizzle of dulce de leche while the apple crumble with its sizable portion was tart to the taste and well balanced with saccharine crumble, caramel syrup and a scoop of ice-cream.

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If you ever crave simplicity yet a hearty flavorsome meal in a quaint setting, then a visit to Fraiche Café & Bistro will guide you in the right direction.

I hear ravishing reviews of the all you can eat Friday/Saturday breakfast served from 8am – 3pm priced at AED55 – value!.
Fraiche Café & Bistro
Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster Y, Swiss Tower
*The lamb shank will be introduced soon on the new menu

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