Weekend at Vogue Café in Dubai Mall

Vogue Café prepares five-star, fine-dining culinary creations that blow past the ‘café’ in its name.

It is also a café, but the quality of the food served is really beyond expectations, and comparable to a leading gourmet restaurant.

There are many “food outlets” in shopping malls, and Dubai Mall boasts around 200 of them… most of them claim to serve outstanding dishes, but they instead deliver (frozen) fresh (factory processed) handmade (fake) baloney.

Not so at Vogue’s.

For Vogue Café, I’m going to start with the simple and build up to the awesome!

Firstly, it is hard to find.

Or, perhaps, it is where you might not expect it to be.

But once you’re there, the location is a dream!

Located in the Level Shoe District, Vogue Café’s neighbors are Dior, Fendi, Chanel, Gucci, Prada, and Louis Vuitton, among others.

Nestled around the Vogue Café are delicate works of shoe art that make a fashionista’s dreams come true.

I could not help take a few photos!

I’m not a shoe connoisseur, but I appreciate beauty and superb craftsmanship – and some of these shoe creations are just WoW!

The next thing that went WoW! is the above photo. You see those boxes? Yes, those are take-away boxes from Vogue Café… and I am now sure that every visit to Dubai Mall I will take-away a little something delicious just to take home one of those boxes!

The third Wow! is the interior decor of the café – fantastic fashion photos are placed behind the tables.

And the menu contains quotes from icons of fashion, such as:

And then there’s the ambience of the Vogue Café… just stunning in its elegance!

And now finally I can talk about the food… or better still, I can just present you with part of your selection for the main course, and you will immediately discern that these are not your regular coffeeshop fare:

  • Grilled organic salmon, broccolini, stuffed gnocchi, cherry tomatoes
  • Roast fillet of sea bass with wild mushrooms and ricotta cannelloni
  • Grilled lamb chops with harissa spices, cucumber mint raita and chickpeas done two ways
  • Charcoal-grilled New York sirloin with beetroot three ways, green beans and caramelized onion
  • Vogue Café char-grilled wagyu burger served with onion relish peppercorn umami and homemade fries
  • and you’re not even half-way done!

    I went for the wagyu burger, and I will tell you it was one of the best burgers I have ever tasted!

    Here it is:

    The rest is history, and the rest of the Vogue’s Café is historical in its selection but especially in the quality of preparation, presentation and combination of tastes – absolutely exquisite, from the starters to the desserts.

    Vogue Café surprised and exceeded expectations by far – next time you’re in Dubai Mall, trust me and head to Vogue’s.

    Here is an interactive map of Vogue Café location inside Dubai Mall:
    http://www.thedubaimall.com/mapdubaimall/mapviewer.html