whEAT is fresh and young, and oh-so-tasty!
It is a bakery and bistro café; more than a static sit-down restaurant, and more than a bakery.
whEAT also supplies all the exquisite fresh bread and baked items for the other hotel food outlets at Le Royal Meridien, where it is located.
It is a happy place – a fast-paced, grab your coffee and chat, get a foccaccia to go, or sit and sip a luscious green tea, kind of place.
Ms Avgi Anagnostopoulou is the dynamo behind whEAT, and she has been part of the concept since start-up. A young veteran of the food & beverage aspect of top hotels, both in her native Greece and Qatar, she keeps everything ship-shape and running smoothly.
With a selection of very carefully targeted products, also available retail, whEAT offers a different option to the normal hotel fare, and besides a quick work lunch, I think it makes an ideal stop on the way home after work for some tasty take-away as well. Bachelors take note!
And as a regular coffee-morning sit-down locale, whEAT has much to offer in terms of the quality of ingredients and professional hotel-grade preparation, that so often is lacking in other “coffee shop-cum-eateries”.
You see, anyone can slap a plastic-wrapped, half-frozen, soggy, factory-made sandwich into a microwave – but café bistros that are also on-site patisserie bakeries are both rare and to be prized.
And just that delicious aroma of freshly-baked goodness in the air is enough to prepare your palate for that first mouth-watering bite of freshness – such is whEAT.
whEAT café, bakery and bistro is easy to find, here is an interactive map:
whEAT restaurant is part of Le Royal Meridien Hotel, located next to the corniche in Abu Dhabi.