Fantasizing about Feast Friday? Pick your poison: breakfast, lunch, dinner – waffles, burgers, pasta… and of course, what’s a well-earned cheat meal (or day of indulgence) without a decadent dessert? That’s why we were all so excited to learn that Crumbs opened up a dine-in café featuring a menu exploding at the seams with both sweet and savory options! When we visited them in October, we were blown away with some of their memorable dishes, so when the lovely Arwa Al Turkait, mastermind behind the Crumbs concept, generously invited us to try their new menu released earlier in May, we jumped at the chance and drove over to the scenic Murouj with gusto.
The cooling atmosphere of Crumbs Murouj offered a crisp refuge in the scorching heat, and coupled with a pair of their classic refreshing drinks, we couldn’t wait to bring on the grub. To start off, we quenched our thirst with the Ultimate Mai Thai, which really was an ultimate experience – a mixture of orange, pineapple, lemon and grenadine cooled down temperatures with ease while cleansing our palates to enjoy the goodness that was to come.
And what came next was literally goodness—Grainy Goodness, to be exact! A salad in the form of quinoa, roasted veggies, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts and goat cheese that would’ve served perfectly as a solo meal for the conscious diner. Because we couldn’t just try one salad, we were also gifted the Papaya Halloumi salad – with its playful tastes of sweet and savory, it was one we would definitely go back for.
Small plates came as swiftly as our salads were cleared away – and those mini goodies looked tempting and tantalizing as exactly what they were – noshables. We had in front of us the Loaded Spuds, consisting of chunky potatoes, chili and cheese, drizzled with a sweet tasting mystery sauce created in their kitchen, a dish of Spicy Eggplant Crostinis, and the show stopping Mushroom Spinach Dip, whose creamy blend of mushroom, spinach, cheese, cream and truffle oil will make your stomach instantly smile and glow with satisfaction – especially when paired with a crisp, lightly buttered piece of baguette.
It was difficult to not get carried away with the small plates, but we knew that we had to leave room for our main courses. As we sadly waved goodbye after taking a couple more sneaky bites of crostini, we were greeted with three steaming hot dishes to share: the Garden Risotto, Chicken Milanese and the Grilled Shrimp, and each dish had something special to bring to the table (and our tastebuds!).
The Garden Risotto, featuring a medley vegetables and generous shavings of Parmesan on top, was creamy and delectable. Chicken Milanese had a tender crunch that had us feeling a wave of nostalgia for childhood days filled with Escalope lunches. Served with a pink pasta counterpart, this dish was both pleasant and delicious.
For those who can’t get enough of seafood, the Grilled Shrimps are a must try. Drizzled delicately with a caper sauce, accompanied with roasted veggies and a delicious mash, this dish manages to be light and indulgent at the same time.
Though we barely had any room left, we couldn’t say no to one of Crumbs’ infamous desserts, and believe us when we say that including a savory menu to their empire hasn’t taken away from how good their sweets are. Along with a soothing pot of herbal Tchaba brand tea, our table was graced with the presence of an exquisite Caramel Lotus Molten Cake served with a cool scoop of vanilla ice cream, and an impressive Crumbs Rollatini plate: French rolls reminiscent of French toast, drizzled with chocolate and strawberry sauce. Suffice to say, neither dish disappointed, and we ended our day of decadence on a sweet note.
Crumbs has yet again stolen our hearts with their updated menu. There’s something for everyone here! And if you’re especially curious, we caught a peek at their breakfast menu! Who knew crumbs served breakfast? From healthy eggs to sinful pancakes and waffles, they’ve included the lot and it all looks so exciting!
Needless to say, we’ll be making this place a regular indulgent spot to frequent on those days when we need something a little sweet, a little salty – or both—to make our hearts and tummies smile.
Crumbs Café is located in the Murouj Complex next to the Sahara Country Club off the Sixth Ring Road, Sabhan. For more information, visit www.crumbs.com.kw and follow them on Twitter and Instagram @ilovecrumbs and on Facebook: crumbs.kw. Call them at 2205 0270 or 6555 4309.