We heard a lot of good things about More Café and specifically about their Friday Brunch (served 11am to 4pm) so we decided to head down to the Opera Galleria this morning to try it out for ourselves. And I’m glad we did!
Located on the 2nd floor in the Opera Galleria
This is a pic of the left side of the cafe from the front door. It’s quite a spacious restaurant! We arrived at 11:30am and it was quiet with only a few other tables of customers. Started picking up around 12:30am. I appreciate the huge spaces between tables so that even when it is busy, it never feels crowded. Fun, vibrant atmosphere.
The right side of the cafe (from the main doors) with the beverage preparation area on the immediate right. Notice my family busily stuffing their faces, haha.
My wife helping herself to several of the salads that come with the Friday Brunch with the help of one of the chefs
This pot of lentil soup (3.7 rials on the a la carte menu) was one of my favorite dishes! It was heartier than any lentil soup I’ve ever tried and highly recommended. (A bit salty for mommy but perfect for me!) Soup (not the pot!) comes with the Friday brunch. Several options of soup are available.
Just a quick pic of some of the bread available at More Cafe. So delicious!
One of my plates to give you an idea of what some of the food is like. The lamb was so fine and tender. Actually, all the food at this brunch was of the highest quality (unlike some buffets where you get more “quantity” than “quality”). At one point during this brunch I remember thinking, “If only I were a cow with 4 stomaches. Then, I could really give this brunch a go!” 😉
Just look at the food on our table! The manager wasn’t kidding when he told me we’d need a bigger table as we almost sat down at a regular square table with 4 chairs! Note the cool long table behind ours which seats 14 people.
Icecream is one of many products that More Café sells. We were pleased to hear that icecream comes with the brunch!
The icecream seems almost homemade. They have a special machine that makes it right in the shop for you. I think there are at least 6 flavors. My wife had banana and said you could really taste the pure banana in it. My sister-in-law had vanilla. The dish pictured here was my awesome chocolate coconut cherry. This was unbelievable icecream!
My favorite artpiece on the wall. Click here to read “mOre” about More Café’s support for creativity and the fine arts. The art on the walls is a fine touch to this restaurant.
I’m not sure if you can read the fine details of their “Afternoon Tea” deal running from 3:30pm to 6pm daily. “Enjoy a delightful selection of cake, mini sandwiches, shortbread and coffee OR tea…”
Overall, we thought More Café’s Friday brunch was definitely well worth the price they charge. 3 adult buffets (9.5 X 3) + 1.425 OR/Tax for a grand total of 29.925. It basically came to 10 rials each for a total of 30 rials for brunch for 3 adults. It came with freshly squeezed orange juice and a platter of fruit (watermelon and cantaloupe for us) as well as some fine New Zealand water known as Antipodes. In addition, I had a regular coffee, my wife had a Cafe Latte and my sister-in-law had a hot chocolate which was all included in the brunch. The service was the best part of the whole buffet. The staff were extremely helpful and kind especially with our kids and even the Head Chef/Manager, Tyron Lumley, was constantly walking around socializing with customers and making sure everyone was enjoying their food. This was a very enjoyable experience for us as a family heading out for Friday brunch. We definitely got “MORE” than we expected at More Café’s Friday Brunch.
BTW, there might not appear to be any “breakfast food” but we were told that you can easily order whatever breakfast dishyou’d like and they’ll cook it up for you. (The regular menu is 16 pages long!) Have any of you been to More Café? If so, how was your experience?