Dikakeen Breakfast


Previously relegated to a sleepy meal eaten without much interest, breakfast now seems to be the new dining out trend in Kuwait. Lots of restaurants are introducing breakfast menus, ranging from simple eggs and pancakes, to over the top crazy concoctions that leave you in a food coma for the rest of the day. Famished after a morning walk, we headed over to the new foodie hotspot (apologies to art and culture) JACC. We were hoping to check out the new Cocoa Room outlet but that was not to be (a TWO HOUR wait at 8 am!), so we wandered around looking for options and the Dikakeen breakfast menu looked more interesting than most.

We opted for the Dikakeen Sunny Side Up eggs and a Potato & Cheese Omelet along with a cappucino and latte each. The eggs came with a light flatbread on the side. The sunny side up eggs were Kuwaiti style, and were topped with spinach, feta, chickpeas and pine nuts. The yolk was fully cooked (our preference was not asked). Although I would have liked a runny yolk, this dish was really good. It looked small but was actually really filling. The salty feta, spinach and crunchy pine nuts went well with the eggs, a combination I wouldn’t have thought of. The Potato & Cheese omelet had a cheese omelet with spicy potatoes and sauteed mushrooms on the side. The cheesy omelet was delicious, and the potatoes were tossed in a nice little spicy paste, but they were too soft for my liking. The sauteed mushrooms were disappointing (seemed like a spoonful had been taken out of a can and sprinkled with some sumac) and the dish would have probably been better if they were left off.

The tandoori style flatbread on the side was piping hot, freshly baked and very light and flaky. So good that you could have it by itself. Both the latte and cappuccino were good and welcome on a breezy morning. If you’re in JACC and looking for a simple, filling breakfast, go try their dikakeen eggs with some coffee and you’ll be a happy camper.

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