Infuse a bit of Parisian with Indian and you will get Sweet Berry! Inspired by their travels, the owners of Sweet Berry have infused all that they love to eat and love to see while eating in their very spacious restaurant.
This all vegetarian joint is the brainchild of 2 friends and offers a lot of bakery items and a full fledged bistro like menu. They have food and drinks served in a cafe like manner and you also have the choice to pick one of their gift hampers or choose from a wide range of Indian sweets or handmade chocolates if you don’t wish to dine in.
The interiors are very lively with gifting items adorning all the walls. They have sections wherein gifting boxes for appropriate occasions are organized and are priced very reasonably. It can get quite confusing because you might want to choose all the beautiful boxes they have.
The space is decorated beautifully and also has an upstairs section adorned with a lot of graphics.
They have a dedicated Mojito Bar serving mocktails and we had quite a few innovative drinks.
SWEET BERRY BLOSSOM (AED 20) – Served in a unique form infused with nitrogen liquid, this purple drink looked like a potion from Harry Potters world and tasted beautiful The splurge of berries was not sour and the drink was quite sweet and nice.
CLASSIC BANTA LEMONADE – Banta is a classic lemon flavored soft drink popular in India. It is also known as Goli Soda. The drink is often sold mixed with lemon juice, crushed ice, chaat masala and kala namak (black salt). It was quite similar to what you get back home and so brought back quite a few memories especially considering the bottle in which it was served.
MEXICAN TACOS (AED 28) – Cheese, onion, lettuce, tomato, jalapenos and beans served in a hard shell taco made for a super Mexican dish! It was “Indiani-zed” and tasted really good with spices and the salsa and sour cream it was served with.
SOYA ACHARI TIKKA (AED 24) – Soya chunks coated in hung curd, marinated in pickle with Indian spices and cooked in a clay oven. We don’t find soya often in dubai so it definitely was one of the best versions i have had. it didn’t even feel like soya and for those who love their chicken, you won’t even miss the meat. Grilled to perfection, the soya was soft and flavourful.
RATATOUILLE (AED 28) – Herbed rice topped with tomatoes, garlic, onions, zucchini, eggplant and bell peppers. This Indian version of a classic French dish was marvelous and quite delicious! It was presented very well too.
NASI GORENG (AED 24) – Indonesian fried rice with fragrant asian flavors made up for those asian cravings and could be had with any of the Thai curries if you wished to.
I had mine with the Red thai curry which i wished was thicker. It was quite fragrant and flavourful though.
YELLOW DAAL (AED 18) AND MUSHROOM MASALA (AED 26) – The daal was quite delicious & will remind you of home cooking whereas the mushroom masala had the most flavourful gravy ever! It was spicy and had a typical Indian punch to it. The masala was delicious and we really enjoyed it with the Lachha Paratha that was served along with it.
POTATO TOASTIE (AED 18) – A twist to an Indian favourite, this pattice of potato came sandwiched in a french bread and was served with a side of fries and mayo. With its melted cheddar cheese and jalapeno combination, it was quite heavy and enjoyable too!
For dessert we had the Indian sweets, Chocolate Mousse and Carrot Cake. I really like the mousse as it had a crunchy praline filling and the good part about the Indian sweets was that they were not too sweet. They have a huge selection so you will have a tough time deciding what to pick 🙂
Sweet Berry has something to offer for all taste buds. It’s vegetarian twists to Indian classics or Indianized versions of European food are a delight to try and quite good at that. With the colorful ambiance, it is definitely a cafe that will not disappoint.