I always plan to eat here but never actually do that and it had been 4 years so I finally decided to order food home and see what the hype is about. I placed order through zomato and it got accepted but then I received a call from the restaurant that they are out of eggplant so they cant put it in my wrap 😦 that was just sad, so I agreed for a wrap without it. Although they delivered complimentary hummus to make up for it but hey! ain’t no hummus makes up for eggplant in my wrap.
Anyway, the falafel were pretty crispy and good. I just feel they were overpriced just because they had a chutney filling inside. Normally, you get a falafel for 50 fils or 1 aed from street restaurants but this one was 10 aed for 4 pcs because its “stuffed”. The menu reads that these falafels are stuffed with pine nuts, onions and shatta but all I could taste was shatta (hot sauce)
The wraps were fine nothing extraordinary about those. I would suggest the restaurant to increase their quality of food in terms of flavors and decrease the price a tad bit 🙂
Kava and chai is cafe that specializes in tea/coffee variations that are amusingly good. The cafe is located in center of Al-seef where the menu makes perfect sense. Especially when the temperature drops and winters are coming around, it is the best idea to visit Kava and chai and indulge in some serious tea/coffee time along with scrumptious salads or desserts. They even have wide variety of smoothies, detox blends and lemonades, including some rare combinations I’m sure you have never heard before.
I absolutely love the cozy interiors where you can just sit, relax and unwind or catch up with a long gone friend or even schedule a meeting with co-worker. It’s always going to be a good idea.
These guys have an amazing choice of salads to choose from but I wasn’t really happy with a few things about both of my salads. I chose date and spinach salad along with a classic chicken ceaser’s salad. While the spinach and dates salad was pretty nice, the baby spinach leaves were not chopped that caused difficulty while eating. Whereas, the chicken ceaser salad was really bland, the dressing had no flavors either and the chicken was plain boiled.
I chose spicy sojuk sandwich and a chicken & mozzarella sandwich. The spicy sojuk sandwich was absolutely spot on! beef mince was cooked in tomato sauce with some really subtle spices that tasted so nice in the sandwich. However the chicken mozzarella sandwich wasn’t really good because the chicken inside it was exactly the same as the one in the salad.
I opted for their aromatic cappuccino and Kava & Chai latte, both were perfectly balanced cups of happiness. The cappuccino was pure, strong and luscious while the chai latte was a winner. It had a slight touch of cinnamon that worked its way to my heart.
They serve their hot beverages with some freshly baked buttery cookies that puts a giant smile on my face anyday.
My heart was set on the thyme lemonade but I ordered the passion fruit ginger blend instead. And I was so happy with my drink as it was beautifully composed with fresh ingredients. I was afraid that it will be too sour but it was pretty nice.
I tried their red velvet cake and I was so impressed with it. I have never had a red velvet cake that is covered in thick chocolate before, it tasted so nice together and I was totally fighting over the oreo on top with my plus one 🙂
Thank you for having us Kava & Chai, your service was commendable since it was full house when we were there. I look forward to visit you soon.