Cassette is a trendy bistro in The Courtyard complex in Al Quoz, itself among the sassiest places in town. It joins other popular eateries and cafes such as Tom&Serg, Roseleaf Café, Boston Lane and Café Rider in making Al Quoz a hotspot for hidden gems (and I’ve only listed a couple). Cassette’s interior ticks all the cool and trendy boxes yet is hipster enough to be a magnet for Dubai’s intellectual crowd…as opposed to being a bling bazaar like, say, Tashas at the Galleria on Al Wasl Road. Thanks to a nearby gym, you often find tables occupied by fluorescent coloured, leotard-clad fitness enthusiasts. It’s a colourful environment.
I’m told Cassette breakfasts are amazing, but I haven’t yet had the pleasure. Their lunch/dinner menu is exactly how I like menus, short and sweet. Cool dude and car fanatic owner, Haider, recommended the Cassette Burger claiming it was the best in Dubai – it’s nowhere near the best but it’s a pretty good burger nonetheless; juicy, meaty and loaded to the hilt. The Pan Seared Seabass is also worth a try (I preferred to it the burger). So to is the Pan Seared Chicken. In fact, I don’t think you’ll find anything dissatisfying at this charming place. Even the music is delicious.
Service is very good but its the ambiance which sets Cassette apart, tagging it as one of THE places to visit when in Al Quoz. Oh, and you’re welcome to bring your dog.
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