What do you read that capital’ D’, ‘R’, ‘V’, and ‘N’ altogether? Are you reading it as ‘DRVN’ assuming that it’s an abbreviation to some text? If yes, you are probably right for others who don’t know about this place, but not for DRVN Cafe. Pronounce it ‘Driven’ and enter the cafe, which has an energetic vibe and appealing setup, where everything is self-driven. Founders of the cafe are passionate about two things: Coffee and Cars, and you can see their passion through this place. Specialty Coffee and exhibition of world-class cars like Mercedez Benz and Aston Martin sets the DRVN cafe class apart. A self-driven staff which is continuously attentive and ready to navigate you to the right choice of a dish as well as Coffee in Menu with a subjective approach and commingle your preferences with the right recommendations.
Spacious DRVN cafe is divided into two sections: the Mezzanine floor with coffee Bar and Ground floor with cars and distinct seating arrangement. Attractive wall paintings, stylish chandeliers, and rustic table-chair combination will redefine the phrase ‘opulent interiors’, and the stylish cars showcased near your table will make you utter a ‘classy’ for the entire setup.
The moment DRVN interiors made you spellbound, the smell of baked Pizza and brewed Coffee will make you crave for the food. The specialities of the cafe are ‘Specialty coffee’ and ‘Neapolitan Pizza’; both items are a rare to find in this part of the World even if many eateries and cafe claims to serve them. The ethical sense in bringing coffee bean from farm to cup and sense of authenticity in Pizza makes Coffee and Pizza a quality food in DRVN cafe.
The journey coffee travels from a planted seed to your cup is long and complicated. There are multiple stages in which Coffee can be ruined. Even one ruined coffee bean can turn the whole pot of speciality coffee into a bitter-tasting drink. In today’s coffee production ‘regular’ is often a sneaky synonym for bad quality, lack of sustainability and transparency. In return, this means for an unpleasant experience through bad taste and a not so great feeling in your body.
Conversely, most cases of Speciality Coffee mean for guaranteed quality throughout all stages of the coffee production from the process to drink. American Association of Specialty Coffee recognises and certifies the coffee bean as a Specialty; with various examinations, if coffee bean earns 80 points out of 100, it is Specialty Coffee.
DRVN cafe serves premium quality Specialty Coffee; they roast it with independent roasting arrangements and brew it with varying techniques. DRVN cafe has in-house roasting arrangments, so the right time interval is maintained between roasting, grinding, and brewing.
Moreover, DRVN roast the coffee beans on demand and distribute it across the UAE. With coffee beans from all around the world, from Costa Rica to Uganda and from Kenya to the Middle East, DRVN assures the required flavour profile for each brew and maintains the essence of Specialty coffee. There is no cafe in the Capital that understands the Coffee so minutely that DRVN understands. Visit DRVN to experience the exceptional and supreme quality Specialty Coffee.
The other speciality of DRVN – Pizza has bona fide element of cooking in it. “Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana” (“True Neapolitan Pizza Association”), which was founded in 1984 in Naples, has set the definite rules that must be followed for an authentic Neapolitan Pizza. These include that the Pizza must be baked in a wood-fired, domed oven; that the base must be hand-kneaded and that the Pizza must not exceed 35 centimetres in diameter or be more than one-third of a centimetre thick at the centre. The association also selects pizzerias all around the World to produce and spread the ‘Verace Pizza Napoletana’ philosophy and method; DRVN is amongst those Pizzerias. With organic toppings and supreme quality ingredients, DRVN ensures the Authenticity of Pizza that tastes best.
This eatery is not just about Coffee and Pizza, the equal importance is given to Salads, Desserts, Breakfasts, and Burgers. Excellent and gratifying cakes compliments the Coffee; salads satiate healthy eating, and Fluffy and drool-worthy Pancakes are something to die for. There is hardly any element in DRVN, which is flawed. Right from the interiors to food, each aspect is meticulously designed and executed that makes DRVN flawless. Although the prices are a bit higher than the other cafes, the quality stuff won’t make you feel regret about the expense.
Easily accessible by private vehicle and public transport, DRVN is a place to remember and an eatery to visit frequently. Do visit the DRVN cafe and keep gushing about it.
Average Cost: AED 145 for two people (approx.)
Location: Jeep Western Motors Building, Airport Road, Al Madina Al Riyadiya, Abu Dhabi
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