Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 21 November 2019

A new plastic-free and sustainable Lime Tree Cafe has opened in Dubai

The home-grown cafe chain is encouraging customers to bring their own cups for takeaway drinks

Inside the new Lime Tree Cafe at Ibn Battuta Gate. Courtesy Lime Tree Cafe
Inside the new Lime Tree Cafe at Ibn Battuta Gate. Courtesy Lime Tree Cafe

Those who have spent a good few years in Dubai will likely have sampled the delight that is Lime Tree Cafe's carrot cake. The cafe launched in Jumeirah back in 2001, and to date there are five branches in the emirate. The newest is found near Ibn Battuta Mall, at the Ibn Battuta Gate office development, making it a perfect place for a quick and delicious working lunch.

As well as serving lunch and breakfast, the new cafe is focusing on sustainability. It claims to be completely plastic free, which means all purchases are packaged in sustainable materials. Customers are also encouraged to take their own cups when they visit for a takeaway beverage; those who do will receive a Dh2 discount from their purchase.

Lime Tree Cafe's ever-popular carrot cake. Courtesy Lime Tree Cafe
Lime Tree Cafe's ever-popular carrot cake. Courtesy Lime Tree Cafe

The cafe is open weekdays from 7.30am until 6.30pm, and from September the cafe will be open from 9am until 3pm on Saturdays.

The hearty menu is made up of dishes laden with fresh vegetables and fruit, grains, pulses, nuts and seeds, with home-baked goods, as well as fair-trade organic teas and coffee, and healthy smoothies.

The new Lime Tree Cafe at Ibn Battuta Gate uses biodegradable materials to serve lunch favourites. Courtesy Lime Tree Cafe 
The new Lime Tree Cafe at Ibn Battuta Gate uses biodegradable materials to serve lunch favourites. Courtesy Lime Tree Cafe

"Office staff looking to take a break from their daily routine can choose from a variety of lunchtime dishes, from fresh sandwiches, scrumptious toasties and gourmet salads, to freshly baked goods such as the legendary cafe favourite, the Lime Tree Cafe carrot cake," says the Lime Tree Cafe's managing partner, Corinne Bowker.

"For those starting their day early, the cafe has several breakfast options including organic sourdough toast, gluten-free toast, cereals and granola pots."

As well as Ibn Battuta Gate, you'll find Lime Tree Cafes around Dubai in Jumeirah 1, next to the Jumeirah Mosque; on Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Gold and Diamond Park; in Al Quoz, near Times Square Centre; and on the first floor of the Springs Souk. All four of the cafes are open daily.

Visit www.thelimetreecafe.com for more information.

Updated: August 1, 2019 03:18 PM

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