I have been back to Dubai for just a week but with all of that travelling, I still feel unsettled and am still in a discovery mood, so when planning to catch up with M., I wanted to try a new café. When I left, Maison Bagatelle wasn't open yet so it was the perfect occasion (and transition from Paris). I will admit I was a little bit worried by the grand Versailles style, I mean, it seemed pretty ambitious to recreate mouldings in a café, but it was done in an uncluttered way and the space is big enough to handle the initial ambition. I am very sensitive to brightness (can't cope with food courts), so I absolutely loved that the place was bathed in light. There are just a few splashes of colour on the black and white photos on the wall that give that pop energy you need to wake up in the morning. A big thank you for the warm and attentive welcoming that was flawless. Now about the food, the menu isn't exhaustive but the house offers salads, sandwiches, croque-Monsieurs, and a few main courses. It is a bit expensive (you're paying the setting and service), but the pastries are very good. I will definitively come back for a tea or breakfast. Versailles in Dubai, not such a bad idea after all!
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