Haute Spots: Cafe Bateel Opens First Flagship Store At JBR

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Gourmet food brand Bateel has just opened its very first flagship store at The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence. The store covers 7,000 square feet and is the first Bateel location that combines three of the brand’s elements under a single roof. Shoppers and diners alike will be excited to not only be able to stop in at Café Bateel for a quick bite or even a full meal but also shop at the boutique and pick up some fabulous gourmet pastries at the bakery.

In less than 10 years, Café Bateel has made a name for its casual but chic and sophisticated dining concept and the versatile, unique combination of premium beverages and foods it offers. The brand invokes traditional Arabian hospitality and mixes in its Italian-Umbrian heritage. Bateel boasts only the freshest locally-sourced ingredients in all of its dishes. We’ve included some of the mouth-watering selections from Cafe Bateel’s menu below.

Cafe Bateel combines the elegance of a charming European cafe with Arabic character and exquisite meal and beverage options for all times of the day.

Photo Credit: Bateel

All of the pastries and breads served in Café Bateel are made onsite at the Bateel Bakery, which specializes in artisanal breads. Bateel’s skilled, high-class bakers offer their signature date bread, in addition to traditional French baguettes and the Levain, which is made with yeast-free, organic flour.

True to its roots in the date industry, Bateel Bakery specializes in date cookies, bread, and biscuits but also offers so much more.

Photo Credit: Bateel

Bateel’s luxury boutique offers a wide array of its own branded products, including some fabulous luxury gift ideas, high-end pasta sauces, fine chocolates, and specialty olive oils. The brand pays very close attention to detail, even using its own signature packaging for the items that are available in the boutique. Some of the packages are even handmade wooden boxes, and many of the products that can be purchased are rare, limited edition items.

Bateel’s Boutique showcases the best of the brand’s premium products in signature packaging that makes both giving and receiving Bateel products a memorable experience.

Photo Credit: Bateel

Café Bateel Main Menu

Café Bateel’s seasonal menu changes regularly, but here are some of the highlights you can find all year-round:

Coffee, Cocoa, and Tea

  • Espresso
  • Café Latte
  • Americano
  • Turkish Coffee
  • Caffe Affogato
  • Hot chocolate
  • James Black Tea
  • Big Ben Breakfast Tea
  • Blue of London Tea
  • Japanese Sencha Ariake Green Tea
  • China Grand Jasmine Chun Feng Green Tea


Croissants: Plain, Cheese Zaatar, Chocolate Almond
Smoked Turkey and Cheese-Filled Croissant
Muffins: Blueberry, Toffee Kholas, Double Chocolate, Raspberry Financier, Whole Weat with Pecan and Barhi, Apple Crumble
Continental Breakfast: Two baked items and toast with butter and jam
Levant Plate: Homemade Umbrian foul served with a traditional Levant selection, fresh labneh, black olives, cucumbers, tomatoes, fresh mint, and grilled Halloumi cheese.
Umbrian Frittata
Eggs Royale
Belgian Waffle

Lunch/ Dinner:

Soups: Lobster Bisque, Wild Mushroom, Asparagus, Tomato and Mozzarella, Vetegable Pistou, Lentil, Chickpea
Salads: Bateel Couscous, Mediterranean Farro Salad, Caesar, Halloumi and Quinoa Salad, Bateel Caprese, Smoked Salmon and Avocado
Sandwiches: Bateel Club, Chicken Zaatar, Tuna, The Levant Wrap, Croque Monsieur
Quiches: Lorraine, Spinach, Salmon, Chicken and Mushroom

Pastas and Risottos

  • Bateel Risotto
  • Mushroom Risotto
  • Chicken Fusilli
  • Prawn Castellane
  • Fusilli with Lemon Zaatar Sauce


  • Duck Leg Confit
  • Beef Tenderloin
  • Sea Bass alla Genovese
  • Slow Braised Beef Cheeks
  • Ribeye Steak


  • Dhibs Millefeuille
  • Barhi Sacher Chocolate Cake
  • Kholas Pistachio or Pecan Pie
  • Strawberry Target
  • Hazelnut Rocher

Bateel, The Walk at JBR
Open from 8 a.m. to midnight daily

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