Comptoir 102

I truly enjoy and am 100% comfortable grabbing a bite solo – it is the introvert in me! After finishing up a doctor appointment in Oud Metha, I decided to put Blanca to use and stop by a locale I’ve been wanting to try for ages: Comptoir 102 in Jumeirah 1.

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Why, you may ask? Well, when we first moved to Dubai, I scoped out and googled “Gluten Free Dubai”, and Comptoir 102 was one of the places that popped up on my radar! I hadnt been before this week as it can be bit tricky to grab a cab afterwards on Jumeirah Beach Road, so Blanca to the rescue ๐Ÿ™‚

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Comptoir 102 is part restaurant, part concept shop. The shop includes really diverse textiles, jewelry and tableware – each item had a lot of character. Regarding the restaurant, thereโ€™s a two-course menu which changes daily, coupled with a dessert option (or two!) There are plenty coffee, juice, tea, and smoothie options (all made to order).

Perfect al fresco dining atmosphere

An ideal al fresco dining atmosphere

 

Here was the menu the day I stopped by:

Nom nom nom

Nom nom nom

Many of the ingredients are locally sourced,ย of which some are even grown in-house (they have a great little garden in the back) and others organic and gluten-free (of course!). Dishes are prepared with techniques designed to boost digestion (see the definition of miso from one of the board’s below):

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Now on to the good stuff – the food! For my solo, GF lunch, I ordered the red pepper with feta…

My favorite dish of the meal - just the right amount of salty and sweet - DELISH!

My favorite dish of the meal – just the right amount of salty and sweet – DELISH!

…the gluten free pizza…

Topped with avocado cream, more feta, basil, zucchini and mushrooms, this was a good GF pizza overall. Gluten free crusts are always tricky, but this one wasnt as crumbly as most and was exceedingly filling

Topped with avocado cream, more feta, basil, zucchini and mushrooms, this was a good GF pizza overall. Gluten free crusts are always tricky, but this one wasnt as crumbly as most I’ve tried and was exceedingly filling

…and of course, I indulged and enjoy a choco petit pot for dessert:

Delightfully light and rich - I was glad it was "petit" :)

Delightfully creamy – I was glad it was “petit” ๐Ÿ™‚

All the portions were quite small, but the meal overall was very filling. I’ll definitely be back for another lunch – the vibe is really cool and inviting, the food deliciously healthy, the service top notch, plus, I cant wait to see what else Comptoir 102 will add to their menu. Until next time…photo 9

 

 

 

4 responses to “Comptoir 102

  1. Great review, I will definitely add it to my Dubai ‘To-Do-List’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ I’m not sure if you know but I nominated you for a WordPress ‘Sunshine Award’ – please visit anexpatabroad.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/sunshine-award-thank-you/ to accept the nomination and what to do next.

  2. Looks like such a cozy place. There are so many hidden gems in this city:)

  3. Looks delicious! I’d never heard of this place before, will certainly check it out. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚