Monday, November 17, 2014

Americano Coffee at Caribou Cafe

Americano Coffee @ Caribou Cafe
Caribou Cafe at Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
is my ultimate favorite Coffee shop.

I love its ambiance.
The couches. The not-so-dim / not-so-bright lights.
The earth-colored coffee tables.
It is soo right in the feels.
So cozy. So like, home.

I am such a giddy and fidgety person but I could bury
myself to anything with my Americano coffee here.


That feeling of wanting to be closed to each other all the time, we felt that. We gave in to that. For a while.

Until one morning when I felt otherwise.

You reached out but I was nowhere. I did not want to be anywhere, with you, anymore.

Such a sudden drift that even I, myself wasn't able to figure out why.

I was with a friend in the mall. I saw you with your friends and was glad you haven't seen me. We changed direction in order not to get crossed your way. I inboxed your best friend's girlfriend telling that I saw you and his guy and that I felt bad about having no courage to walk straight up to you and talk everything out. That I did not want you anymore. That whatever we had must be stopped. That it was better for us to part ways for it would be so unfair for you if it continues.

Minutes later, I got a message. 'Gurl, sorry for this late reply, I went out to get something and left my mobile to Clint. Gurl, they've read your message. They knew.'

How fate or destiny or whatever cosmic intervention there was could be so playful sometimes. Who would have thought that someone who - most of the time - buries herself to her mobile yet left it with her boyfriend?

Your best friend knew. And, you knew. Through him.

I felt your pain.

It was so selfish of me. You did not deserve how you knew it. But truth must be told, regardless of however it was conveyed.


Oftentimes, we rant about how others could stomp our puny hearts without coming to realize that we were also stomping others' hearts to death.     

Lost to Coffee and Classic French Interior Design at Paul Bakery and Restaurant

Apart from Coffee, I am also into how cozy a coffee shop could be.
With Paul, I am impressed with its interior design.
It's a French inspired.
A combination of earth and pastel colors that
 would make you feel like being taken back to a certain era, ages ago.

Americano Coffee / Caffe Americano 
This one is my all-time favorite.
Americano is actually an Espresso but has more water.
If you want an Espresso yet not as strong as it normally is
that you still want to shut those eyes after intake,
Americano Coffee it is, for you. 

Back to Paul Cafe.
I have read a lot of bad reviews about Paul,
their customer service and food in particular.
Well, I have not tasted everything that is on their menu but I have a bit to share. 
Fortunately, our experience was different from others
with regards to customer service. We were served by a Bangali waitress
who was so warm and accommodating.
I ordered Americano Coffee which costs Dhs.17
and Gaulette Au Fromage, Dhs.15
(faluche bread topped with feta and emmental cheese)
and my friend had Cappuccino Dhs.19 and a slice of Black Forest Cake.

I love the bread. I effin' love that Gaulette Au Fromage.
However, my friend wasn't having a good time as I did.
She did not like how her Cappuccino was done
and was not satisfied with how her cake tasted.
Am not into sweets but I tried the cake to figure out what she was whining about.
And, yeah their cake was not as sweet as the usual cake.
I just told her that maybe her cappuccino had already made her buds sweet
and that whatever sweets she has to take in will be of lesser taste.
But, she was firm that her cake and coffee were not good,
so I just let her be, while I was enjoying my delights with Paul's cozy interior.