Being in the city of Dubai which full of restaurants and café, sometimes it’s hard to decide where to go and what to eat. Just few steps from our home, there’s KFC, McDonalds, Pizza hut and all the favorite fast food chain of Dubai residents. I guess most of us can find quick comfort by eating such. But there are times when you feel tired of it and look for an alternative healthy option. Glad we found @blend – a café that provides fresh, all-natural smoothies, juices, salads and light meals that are healthy, delicious and affordable! 🙂
We went straight to their café in Palm Jumeirah with a friend. Their located in apartment shoreline number 9 which is pretty accessible by Dubai metro tram. But it’s easier if you drive your own or take a cab. And if you feel lazy to go to, they can deliver it right next to your doorsteps.
The café provides its diners a casual yet vibrant and fun space. We love the dominant colors of blue and red. The nautical themed design of the place is perfect for our Instagram worthy shots! 🙂 It was a bright space to have endless chit chats with friends.
Food and Menu
Everything in the menu looks yummy! May it be the colors of the food and beverages listed or the brochure design, I love it. The options include smoothies, breakfast, detox juices, salads, wraps and sandwiches. There’s one not so healthy smoothie called Cheat Day which is made of Nutella, coffee, banana and milk as the name suggests. They also provide coffee if you opt to be a little bit unhealthy.
The smoothies are categorized into Wellness, Fitness and Dessert. We love the names of each like Greenometer – a green blend of Green Tea, Kiwi, Avocado, Kale, Apple and Cucumber. Each menu will tell you how much calories and protein intake you’ll be getting from the food and beverages. Also there’s a description on what it can do to your body – health benefits and vitamins. So if you’re feeling depressed or anxious you have to order Nectar of Joy (blend of Cucumber, Yogurt, Mint, Honey, Chia) as it may be a quick fix.
I had the wellness smoothie called Kickstart (blend of Apple Juice, Spinach, Kale, Cucumber, Broccoli, Strawberry) which was refreshingly delicious! The husband asks for Cheat Day but it wasn’t available so he opted for Seabreeze (blend of Strawberry, Banana, Mint, Milk and Honey) which he like as it tasted sweet. Then we had salad where you need to choose the salad base, dressing, portions and toppings. We also tried their wraps, I had Steak and Cheese wrap and he had grilled chicken wrap. Both are yummy!
Overall Dining Experience
It was a well-spent afternoon with our friend around. Good conversations over good food in a vibrant and comfy space. Staffs are accommodating especially Charlene who was very patient with my questions about the menu. @blend certainly proves that you don’t have an excuse not to stay healthy while chilling in a holiday or weekend 🙂
*Thank you so much Mr. Mohammed and Team!
*We were invited by @Blend. However, all opinions are our own.