City Walk in Dubai is my favorite hangout place and I visit it at least once in a fortnight. Many times I had passed by Sikka Cafe and I had admired their outdoor seating arrangement. Yesterday, I had to catch up with a friend and I decided to visit Sikka Cafe.
Located in one of the calm and cool enclave of City Walk, Sikka Cafe is a homegrown dining concept, where delightful Emirati food is inspired by Indian and Iranian cuisine.
Here’s what Sikka Cafe has to say about their concept:
Dubai is a city that comes alive through food: from corner shops of Meena Bazaar to the bespoke beach side canteens of Jumeirah, the city teems with a myriad of mouth-watering flavors that tell the story of the warmth of Arabian hospitality, embracing culinary and cultural imports from around the globe. The tale is retold at Sikka Cafe, a locally curated dining concept, where delicious Emirati food meets Indian and Iranian influences.
The interiors of Sikka Cafe is tastefully done and it boasts of a vintage vibe. We loved the dim lighting, rustic furniture and colorful tableware. Its a cozy cafe where you can enjoy an intimate meal with your family and friends. It also offers a gorgeous outdoor dining space.
The menu is in the form of a newspaper and it offers breakfast, lunch and dinner along with hot and cold beverages.
We started off with the delicately flavored Rose Karkade Sherbet and soothing Moroccan Mint Tea. We loved the amazing beverage selection in their menu and felt like ordering each one of them.
We started our dinner with their freshly baked and warm Khameer Bread and three kinds of Hummus. The Sikka hummus, which is their signature hummus is a must-try. It is the traditional hummus beiruti with spiced cumin.
Next, we ordered the spicy, flavorful and utterly tasty Muhammara. Its a paprika dip with spiced walnuts.
From their hot mezze, we loved the crispy deep-fried Kurkuri Bhindi with saffron yogurt and Falafel with tahina sauce. Another hot mezze dish that we liked was the Indian inspired Aloo Soya Tamatar. It was a home-style stew of potatoes, soya chunks with fresh tomatoes. It went well with the hot Khameer bread.
As our main course, we ordered Vegetable Biryani that was topped with crispy onions and served with Raita, it was awesome.
The Persian Jeweled Rice looked golden and glistening and it was topped with colorful gem-like fruits and nuts. It not only looked stunning, tasted fab too.
We ended our dinner with two of their popular desserts- Baked Labneh Cheesecake with date Jam and Lugaimat. Both the desserts were extremely delicious, rich and oh-so-fantastic.
We loved our dining experience at Sikka Cafe. The food, the drinks, the service and the atmosphere was marvelous.
Phone: 04 385 6524