By Abhishek Sengupta XPRESS

Dubai Walking in to Maison Bagatelle on a weekday morning for a late breakfast or an early brunch may be a perilous affair if you, like me, have an office to get to.

Image Credit: XPRESS/Clint Egbert Tea time: Jasmine Pearl Tea
Image Credit: XPRESS/Clint Egbert Tea time: Jasmine Pearl Tea

The old-world Parisian ambience and the amazing French fare at this chic restaurant opened earlier this summer at the foot of the Address Downtown will simply not let you wander out in a hurry, let alone reach your desk.

“The idea is to make this café look straight out of the old streets of Paris. We have done our best to give Maison Bagatelle that look and feel and the food compliments well. Chances are you may well end up thinking you are on a holiday in France,” chuckles restaurant manager Antonio Tatarek in his native Polish slur. I found out what he meant soon enough.

Bright (or should I say white?) and naturally lit during the day, Maison Bagatelle is classy to the bits and resplendent with a series of tastefully done giant lifesize magazine posters staring at you.

The stunning backdrop of Address Downtown and Burj Khalifa few metres away should add to the night-time glitz of the location. But then that’s only half the reason why you would want to step in and spend as much time here. More info

Breakfast for two: Dh210

Location: Base of the Address Downtown

All-day dining from: 9am to 11pm

Call: 04 420 3442

We recommend: Jasmine Pearls tea, Oeufs Benedict, Pain Perdu