: For fresh food-to-go, think Pronto

Posted on the February 10th, 2016 under Food Bloggers by

Life in Dubai is hectic, fast-paced and intense and sometimes getting hold of an awesome cup of coffee can be very tricky. Our today’s post is special because it reveals the city’s most impressively priced, amazingly chic and easily recommendable coffee-shop-cum-café.

prontoPronto is a “modern bakery cum coffee concept” that serves freshly brewed coffee, fresh bakery items, healthy salads, and even pizza and pasta. The chain has a number of locations within ZOOM outlets and ENOC or EPPCO petrol stations.

This is a unique coffee shop setup worth talking about but, gee, where do I even begin? I’ve been several times, always to buy the sweet stuff (muffins, cookies, biscuits, cream cakes) and wonderfully crafted ready-to-go sandwiches (chicken fiesta, Moroccan chicken, chicken pesto mozzarella). What set them apart are their fantastically fresh and delicious bakery treats and pastries such as croissants, bagel, Danish, quiche, puff pastries, sausage rolls and manakesh. Everything is quickly prepared and served and the prices are unbelievably low.

In short, Pronto is a (suitably named) place where you can find quality food and beverages in almost no time at all. A real winner!

Visit Pronto at select ZOOM stores or ENOC or EPPCO stations today.

Recommended Item(s): build your own (freshly made sandwich), house special (salad), chicken fiesta sandwich, white chocolate mocha, caffé mocha

Do checkout their Facebook page

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Posted on the February 7th, 2016 under Green Living by

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Posted on the January 25th, 2016 under Green Living by

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Posted on the January 21st, 2016 under Green Living by

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