You are immediately struck by the rustic Belgian ambience of this sandwich restaurant and bakery. Gentle yellows and unpretentious wooden chairs and tables greet you in the dining area; exposed wooden floors reinforce the country feel. Charm and simplicity is the tone. With inside and outside seating at the location in Marina Crescent, a fabulous view is guaranteed – no matter what the weather is like. Wonderfully casual and homely, this organic restaurant and bakery is driven by the notion of healthy, pure and simple food. There is nothing afflicted or flamboyant about PQ, its only mission is to provide the healthiest and tastiest gourmet sandwiches and snacks to give satisfaction and vitality. Famous for its breakfasts and lunches, regular specials alongside the menu, as well as the products they sell (we love their granola parfait and their organic fruit juice); ensure your tastebuds will never get bored. Favorites include waffles, and brioche as well as soups (they serve a different one each day), and sandwiches. PQ is all about the bread. Try their gratin goat’s cheese glazed with honey with a touch of thyme. Outstanding. Desserts are also popular here – there are so many to choose from. PQ is a hot spot for weekend breakfast and there is a no reservation policy so time your visit well.
PQ is open daily from 7:30 a.m. until midnight. It is located in Phase 2 – The Avenues (2495 4631); and Marina Crescent (2224 4942). For more information visit their website at lepainquotidien.ae or follow them on Twitter @LPQAE