Nightjar Coffee located in Dubai’s Al Serkal Avenue began as a roastery that supplied coffee to restaurants all over the UAE. Six months ago, they opened their kitchen here in Dubai that boasted a limited yet arguably one of the most hard-working menus you’ll find in the emirate.
From the all-day breakfast selections, we settled on egg hopper which consists of a rice coconut crepe with an egg in the middle and accompanied with desiccated coconut sambal. The twist to this Sri Lankan dish is that you’ll find pieces of smoked trout laid out over the egg placed in the centre of the basket-shaped preparation.
The Dibba Bay Buttie consists of oysters harvested right here in the UAE. The oysters are fried crisp and placed between two slices of bread along with mayo and lettuce – we cannot remember the last time we ate oysters served that way.
If you’re visiting on weekends, ask for the special crab omelette and if are adventurous enough (we weren’t) opt for the kedgeree which consists of smoked fish with rice pilaf and an egg.
As for coffee, we settled on the MarcoSp9 coffee – you can ask the friendly and well-informed staff for the different coffee origins (we were told that the owners regularly travel the world in search of the best beans).
We also opted for the Jaffa Shake which consists of a cold brew with cacao nib syrup and orange. The drink won the recent Dubai Loves Coffee award. The menu is not formulaic, and neither are its coffees.
8th Street Al Quoz, Industrial 1 Warehouse G62, Alserkal Avenue Arts & Cultural District, Dubai. Tuesday-Saturday 8am-9pm, Sunday-Monday 8am-6pm. Tel: (04) 330 6635