Without flowers, plants would merely be green, and the world would be a duller place. So we thank boutique café Secret Garden for creating a space filled with the prettiest pink flowers in town.
The brand-new venue in City Walk is filled with a staggeringly beautiful floral composition made up of 15,000 stems of clematis, 5,500 stems of roses, more than 9,000 stems of hydrangea and 500 ranunculus. That's a total of approximately 30,000 faux flowers. Wow.
Thankfully, the café isn't just about being the ultimate Instagrammable experience. It also serves genuinely sweet treats, and approximately 400 fresh, small flowers are used every day in the kitchen to decorate the cakes and desserts. Think rose and blackberry pavlova and ricotta raspberry cheesecake. Divine.
And while the fruity mocktails and creative coffees get a tick in Grazia's book, the showstopper has to be awarded to 'Beauty and the Beast'. This drink is a mixture of flavours poured into a pretty glass, trapped under a glass dome and filled with beautifully scented rose smoke. Upon lifting the glass dome, the ‘smoke’ spills onto the table and you're free to glug down the rose water, rose syrup, elderflower tea and cordial.
This enchanting café really does offer a one-of-a-kind experience. We're big fans.
Secret Garden by L’ETO is open daily from 10am to 12am. Follow the café on social media @lovesecretgarden.ae or visit lovesecretgarden.com to make a reservation.