FIRST LOOK: The Sum of Us - new cafe from Tom & Serg
What’s On has a bitesize The Sum Of Us review including what to order, menu, contact details and ways to book this cool cafe in Dubai.
Here’s our BITESIZE review. The full review can be read in the June issue of What’s On.
Contact details: Street 6 (behind Sheraton), Trade Centre 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, daily 8am to 4pm. Tel: (056) 4457526. Metro: World Trade Centre.
Did we just walk into Tom & Serg? The warehouse décor, open kitchen, staff and even the font on the menu all look familiar. No bad thing.
The place has been packed on weekends since day one, with everyone excited to see how Tom and Serg would better their first outlet. The vast open kitchen and bakery spaces, as well as the fun and friendly staff add to a casual atmosphere that can barely be rivaled anywhere in Dubai.
WHAT TO ORDER
Start with a coffee. Finish with one, too. The Sum Of Us has a fully operational roastery and resident expert to help you chose from the almost 20 different kinds of house-blend coffee. For food, the signature Sum Of Us Waffles were light and crunchy, and topped with the sweetest of poached plums and oozing vanilla custard. The Corned Beef Sanga was great, too; doorstep-sized, toasted but softened with a huge slop of red cabbage.
LOOK OUT FOR
Occasional appearances from other cool local brands. Currently in situ at The Movement and their Linus Bikes, stylish city rides inspired by vintage French 1960s designs.
Brunch, the traditional sense. Pull up a chair around the big comfy tables with a group of friends and bed in.
Tom Arnell, the foodie brains behind the operation has admitted to being inpatient and prone to changing the menu on a regular basis.
So, this was the ‘Difficult Second Album’ for the men behind the What’s On Award-winning Tom&Serg. Hipsters shouldn’t worry, there’s no sophomore slump here.