After being tagged by a friend on Jo Camp’ post about this last week, we decided to head to Unicorn cafe to try it out as my friend who is leaving the UAE really wanted to check it out before she left! 📍 724 Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St, Abu Dhabi
An important consideration as shared by Emma Prince + Kate Faulkner who have been with small children is that there is NO bathroom facility and you have to walk to a building around the corner (the area can be sketchy and unpleasant in the current heat).
I know Jo mentioned that the menu was not complete and as such, I am unsure if this was still the case for our visit. The items detailed on the menu were available however, it was limited to cakes and pastries both sweet and savoury so maybe this is a temporary menu only!? 🤷🏼♀️ There was also several variations of milk cake on the menu! Venue: 🦄🦄🦄 (reduced due to limited facilities i.e a bathroom) Food: 🦄🦄🦄 Coffee: 🦄🦄🦄🦄.5 Service: 🦄🦄🦄🦄 The staff were keen to make recommendations ☺️ Price: 🦄🦄🦄 Overall experience: 🦄🦄🦄🦄
If this is the complete menu then this cafe is for those looking for a coffee date/catch up and not for someone who is looking to eat lunch. We tried a chocolate croissant and a cheese and tomato croissant. They were average and nothing out of the ordinary in all honesty and as such, at more than 40 dhs a piece it is quite expensive. (If you’re hungry I’d recommend ‘Breathe’ cafe which is also a beautiful instagram worthy cafe with a more varied menu! 🌸🌷🌼🌺)
The coffee however... 😍 we were really pleasantly surprised by the taste! The unicorn drinks as seen in the post were delicious and a great option if you’re in it (much like we were) for the gimmick of it! 🦄
The venue is also very small- one booth (backed on to the rose wall) and 2 smaller tables that could fit up to 4 persons comfortably.
There is a rose wall and rose swing as well as, the bicycle outside which many guests were making use of for some lovely photos! We saw a little girl who had come all dressed up in her best unicorn attire and she was clearly delighted at being there! I would definitely recommend this for people who - *like unicorns or, have small children who believe in unicorn magic! 🦄🦄🦄🦄
There was ample paid parking facilities outside of the cafe; after 9pm however, (regardless of whether you pay) Rachael Salahat discovered that parking is restricted to residents of the area only! For a coffee and pastry you are looking at approx 60-80 dhs! 😅💸