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“Exquisite vegetarian food!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of XVA Cafe

XVA Cafe
XVA Art Hotel, Al Fahidi Neighborhood, Bur Dubai | Nearby Dubai Museum, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
04-3535383
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Ranked #130 of 5,560 restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $7 - $20
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Description: In the short time since XVA Cafe has been open it has already been hailed as ‘Dubai’s best kept secret’. Many return to XVA Cafe for the food along – among the restaurant’s biggest fans Gordan Ramsay, who names XVA as his favourite café in Dubai. The café serves freshly-prepared vegetarian food including delicious salads, soups and sandwiches. For those with a sweet tooth there is an array of cooling ice creams, plus the legendary refreshing mint lemonade. This Cafe has been highly commended by Time Out Dubai for several years.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
“Exquisite vegetarian food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

I love coming here for lunch. The food is excellent and the staff are always welcoming and courteous. The beautiful courtyard setting cannot be beat and after you have had your fill of the exquisite vegetarian fare (try the eggplant burger with tomato and feta cheese followed with mint lemonade -so mouthwatering!) you can walk around and look at some amazing art exhibited in the beautiful courtyard space and adjoining rooms. They also have a lovely boutique with fabulous handmade artsy items including clothes and jewelry that are very reasonably priced. If you have time, you can spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the meandering pathways around the historical area. Just a great place to spend the day with family and friends.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Cafe, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear Onibaba,

We are thankful for such a eloquently written review. The sentences and how you present our cafe are so personal, yet so inviting for the readers to visit us.

Adjecent to our cafe, we have indeed a gift shop with fair trades products from local designers. From clothes to jewelry and anything in between, this gift shop is like no other in Dubai.

When will you come and lunch with us again? Please let me know, your favourite mint lemonade will be on us.

Warm regards,

Iwan Yamin
Hotel Manager
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Great place to conduct business”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

We had a great three hours meeting surrounded by very friendly service and staff. The idea of vegetarian food and healthy drinks enticed us to combine business with lunch.
This is a jewel place in busy city of Dubai, it is quiet rare to find authentic Arabic cultural heritage still exists in this super modern city.

I will surely come back.

Visited April 2013
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IwanYamin, General Manager at XVA Cafe, responded to this review, April 18, 2013
Dear AS,

Thank you so much for your time to write this kind review.

Choosing our cafe for a business meeting is a great idea. The setting of our cafe, in the historic building, has been a favourite place for Dubai's cultural scene. The organization of Sikka Art Fair - Art Dubai use our cafe as their mobile office. Furthermore prestigious companies like Channel and Louis Vuitton booked our cafe for meetings with lunch as well as a dinner party.

Please contact me for your next business lunch. I will make sure you will get the best table in our cafe.

Sincerely yours,

Iwan Yamin
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