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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

miss b loves ......Shakespeare and Co Café, Dubai Marina

I love sleek, minimalist cafés ( Chocolat Chic and Hey Sugar, formerly Sugar Daddy's are two of my favourites) but when Shakespeare and Co opened a new branch in Dubai Marina Mall with panoramic views of the Marina I couldn't wait to pay them a visit. The Victorian-inspired décor and vibrant colours create an Alice in Wonderland feel with quirky chandeliers and ornaments.

A cute cupid chandelier


There's an eclectic menu with a wide range of soups, sandwiches and main meals including dishes such as chicken with tiger prawns. The drinks selection is huge with fresh juices, soya smoothies and various coffees and teas (Moroccan, jasmine, flowering ...) We just could not resist the cakes for which they are renowned - a profiterole tart for mr b and a strawberry tart for me - both absolutely delicious.....




Next time I'll try
 one of the frozen desserts.
I was so impressed with the attention to detail... the pastel-coloured labels in the cake display and even the sugar sachets were so pretty!




This is the perfect place for a catch-up with friends or even a leisurely game of backgammon....  





........and friendly, professional staff just add to the warm ambiance! Highly recommended!!




32 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing:)
    ~Anne

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  2. It looks like a wonderful place and everything looks delicious! :)

    //Niina

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  3. Well let's see. The Café is in Dubai. The name is English. Most pastries are French. A cosmopolitan place. I like that. Maybe one day if I ever visit Dubai... Thanks for making us dream in the meantime. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

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  4. Beautiful place!!! I love your photos!

    xoxo

    mulherziceseafins.blogspot.com

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  5. If the rest looks like that photo, then it must be fantastic. It's so nice to have coffee somewhere interesting and with great surroundings. xo

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  6. Looks amazing - I love all the quirky details and the food doesn't look too bad either!

    Hugs and a happy weekend to you, Stephie x

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  7. It really looks wonderful!

    Sam

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  8. looks so cool! i wish i could check it out! xx

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  9. It looks absolutely beautiful! And your description is wonderful! I pay a visit when I'm there;)

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  10. Wonderful blog. maybe we can follow each other? I'm following! http://karo-just-me.blogspot.com/

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  11. lovely pic..lovely place...
    thank you for your lovely comment...hope you keep in touch...

    a kiss from the
    cocobloggers

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  12. What a fabulous cafe!
    Love the decor!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  13. it looks like a beautiful place!

    http://rueoh.blogspot.com/

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  14. Really cool place ! And love all the details too....
    Thank you for your lovely visit Miss B :-)

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  15. It looks wonderful...definitely on my wishlist of travel spots!!

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  16. The cafe looks like such an amazing place, the food looks so yummy :)

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  17. Thanks to you all for these lovely comments. Glad you like it!

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  18. Nice post!!!!! :)

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  19. great place...http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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  20. oh my goodness that looks amazing! that would be paradise for me right there!
    xo,
    LMQ

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  21. Tarte au citron.... c'est mon pêché mignon.... j'adore!!!!
    Merci pour vos visites très agréables sur mon blog....
    Jolie découverte pour moi.... votre blog est très sympa...
    Bonne soirée
    Laure

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  22. Salut Laure! Merci beaucoup pour le commentaire ...très sympa!
    Thanks also for following - so pleased you like my blog!

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  25. Wow this cafe looks completely amazing! and all the treats so delicious - I wish we had cafe's like this over here!

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  26. Lovely post!

    Shall we follow each other?

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  27. I have to say I am a fan1 I love the colours!

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  28. This looks divine! I love these pictures - there is so much life and culture to them. Color and classic art every which way you look.

    I've been to Dubai as well and what I love most about it is how it doesn't try to be one way, or box itself in as anything in particular. Dubai looks like an explosion of so many cultures. While it may not embrace them all entirely, it certainly has them on display for all to partake in. :)

    Very inspiring pictures. They make me nostalgic.

    Please do pay me a visit so that we might follow one another :)

    -TheFashist
    http://thefash-ist.blogspot.com/

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  29. The Fashist - Hi! It's so true about the explosion of cultures - that's a great description of Dubai. Of course I shall pay you a visit!

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  30. Questo caffè è adorabile....proprio il genere che mi piace! Peccato non sia vicino all'Italia....bacio Sara ^__^

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