Writer, traveller, architect and shoe addict based in Dubai.
Published May 26th 2013
Bargain Snacks - Dont be fooled by the Neon
Seashell Cafeteria, located on the corner of Diyafah Street, is essentially created for those who have an urge for a quick cheap snack but are too lazy to get out of their cars. It is also created for those who want a post-midnight snack whilst cruising the streets of Dubai, since it is open until 3 am.
The busy location for this cafeteria and its outer appearance do not seem inviting but despite the crowd of cars parked outside the venue and the prying men, its food provides the ultimate snacking satisfaction. The drinks are served in Styrofoam cups, giving off a fast-food vibe; its food serving portions is small yet flavorsome and pleasing.
Regarding drinks, I recommend the Chai Salum and the Chai Karak. If it's too hot outside, try Abood, the ultimate thirst-quencher that tastes very much like a mango and icecream smoothie. Its snacks menu is diverse and made for the daring. I personally recommend the Hasan Matar – tiny delicious street shawerma with a secret spicy sauce. Drive to Seashell cafeteria, pick up your snacks in your pajamas and enjoy them on your ride back home - don't forget to order two of each.