The cultural diversity, the spirit of tolerance, and regularised civilization make Abu Dhabi island a place for all. Every element of the city is a perfect representation of the varied culture; the independent supermarkets, well-organized transportation system, existence of churches & temples with mosques, and multi-cuisine eateries are to name a few. Food is the first thing that expats miss when they leave their country; the multi-cuisine eateries in the Capital don’t let expats seek the Food from their home as these eateries make Food of their choice readily available for them. Cafe 302 is such eatery that provides its customers with varied cuisines and fusion dishes; from east to the west of the World, Cafe 302 has covered almost every meal.
It is observed that the majority of the population in Abu Dhabi loves to eat outside. The eateries in the Capital are designed in such a way that people spends more time seating and eating there. Cosy environment, welcoming & attentive staff, creative dishes, and other ancillaries that help them pass the time with ease are nicely arranged in almost every Cafe of Abu Dhabi. Cafe 302 has understood the soul of Abu Dhabi and is one of the best cafes in the Capital; it is a place to relax and enjoy the varieties of the meal. Owned by Rotana group of Hotels, Cafe 302 has opulent interiors and world-class service with flair. The seating arrangement is divided into two sections: outside table & chair arrangement with an electric vibe of the city and inside the Cafe, with a lovely cosy environment and American pop music. Upon entering the Cafe, you feel the positive vibe of the place that sets the right tone to enjoy the further time in the Cafe.
From Tea blends of Darjeeling to Specialty coffee beans of Uganda and Kenya, the beverages are varying in taste in Cafe 302. Also, the non-dairy (Vegan) drinks like Activated Charcoal Latte are something unique to try; they use almond milk instead of dairy milk and earthy taste of charcoal with almond milk is an excellent combination. Classic Afternoon tea served with savoury sandwiches, scones, and delectable desserts on two-levelled plates is an equally soothing and mood-enhancing treat.
Cafe 302 will get you covered with Midditerean preparations such as Moroccon Tomato and Onion Soup and Choice of Pizza. The soup served in Mug with bread crumbs is one of the must-try dishes of Cafe 302; the balanced sweetness of onions and sourness of tomatoes in the Moroccon Tomato and Onion Soup strikes the right chord of taste.
The menu is divided into three categories: Vegan, What’s new, and Food Menu. Although few of the dishes are repeated in each list, the varieties in each menu cannot be ignored. Vegan Menu covers the famous Vegan preparations around the World, and Crispy Tofu-Onion Noodles is the signature dish of Cafe 302 representing Asian cuisine. The texture of Rice Noodles and satiation of Tofu bridged by the savouriness of sauces and onions is drool-worthy. Also, the delicious Avocado and Sundried Tomato Spring Role with Tamarind-cashew dip is something you might have not tried before, so do try. Oxford Martin School researchers have found that if the World switch to diets that rely less on meat and more on fruit and vegetables could save up to 8 million lives by 2050, reduce greenhouse gas emissions by two thirds, and lead to healthcare-related savings and avoided climate damages of $1.5 trillion (US). It seems that Cafe 302 management is aware of the study by Oxford University and designed each menu so scrumptiously and delectably that you won’t resist yourself being vegan (at least when you are in this Cafe). Try their Red Onion and White bean Burger with Sweet potato fries to get the above statement about Cafe 302’s Vegan Menu validated, by the by.
When you are navigating through varied cultures of Abu Dhabi, the most distinct and visible culture is ‘India’. Majority of the population in Abu Dhabi is comprised of Indians, and when it comes to experiencing the culture, you should start with Food; try Indian Food in Cafe 302 to have an excerpt of India seating in the Western environment. Curry on Thali with two options: Butter Chicken and Vegetable & Paneer handi are must-try. The sharp note of spices and aromatic basmati rice makes this Thali an unforgettable experience in Cafe 302.
There is something special in caramelization of Food, it gives the earthy and fruity texture. Banana, when caramelized, is better than Banana itself. Potted Banana Cream Pie – the signature dessert of Cafe 302 is an inevitable part of culinary experience at this place. In this Dessert, the Banana is laced with cream and served with caramelized banana slices. Too much of Banana? No! Here is the description of a spoonful of this Dessert: The silky cream is infused with sweet and soft banana pulps, and crunch of sugar is nicely enhanced by the fruitiness of fresh Banana slices caramelized and served alongside this potted Dessert. Drooling? You should. The Vegan dessert – Raspberry Cream Tart too create an impression with an excellent crunchy base of brownie and juicy mouthful of berries. If you are still not done with your sweet scavenging activity, try their Milkshake – Nutella and Hazelnut Crunch, this drink will either gratify you or make you crave for more.
This blog can be extended to a few more paragraphs, but, to not make you drool more, the above description is enough to visit Cafe 302. An excellent hangout place at the Downtown Abu Dhabi – Cafe 302 is not to be missed.
What’s that number ‘302’ in Cafe 302? It’s a building number where this Cafe is located.
Average Cost: AED 220 for two people (approx.)
Location: Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Hamdan Street, Al Markaziya, Abu Dhabi
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