What is Açaí anyway? Açaí pronounced as A-sah-ee is a type of berry containing anti-oxidants and fiber. This fruit can be found in Brazil and other parts of South and Central America. For me, Açaí tastes like blackberry but with just the right amount of sweetness. I was not familiar with this fruit until I discovered the Açaí Spot.
I visited their Deira branch in Centurion tower a few months back and have tried their Açaí smoothie and it was very refreshing. Recently I discovered they had another branch and had a chance to drop by yesterday while I was out in Dubai downtown. I visited their DIFC branch and had a pleasant afternoon experience.
After walking under a 38 degrees hot sun, I started craving for ice cream but instead I opted for something healthy. I ordered their Original Açaí bowl for 25.00 dirhams (not bad at all).
It was served as a really thick smoothie with granola and fruits on top, you can select from strawberry, kiwi, pineapple and more. The dish was served in a wooden bowl in an instagramable presentation.
I also had their Açaí Smoothie for 25.00 dirhams. It was blended with banana and pressed in apple juice, a perfect refreshment while in their outdoor seating area, which is amazing by the way. There’s a lot of trees in the area and there is a view of the iconic emirates towers.
The DIFC location is very convenient. It is near Emirates Towers about two to three minutes walk. I recommend this place for those who wants to just hang out and eat healthy for once. This cafe has chic interiors and modern design that will surely lure you in.
The cafe is also known for other healthy options. I tried their Amigo Spot Salad. I loved their protein bread and the Kale and Spinach Chips. This salad costs 40.00 dirhams and it was a very large serving, the staff suggested to divide it into two portions to share. This salad was so filling and guilt free. No doubt that fresh ingredients were used. If you are caffein dependent like me, they also have coffee based products which can be hot or iced. The cafe latte for 16.00 dirhams will surely quench your thirst. This place is highly recommended for those who wants to try and eat healthy. It’s indeed a fantasy food for such a healthy option. Did you know that Açaí is also known as a super food known to help you lose weight and balance cholesterol? Would definitely come back to try out their wide range of menu options.
The Açaí Spot is located in Unit 55,Level 2, DIFC building. Opens at 7 am to 10 pm on weekdays and 10 am to 10 pm on weekends.
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