Famous for its rice fields and laidback village feel, the area has retained some of that charm amid its fast-developing surroundings.
It is also gaining a reputation for having some of the best small independent eateries around.
Cafe Cous Cous
|Chickpea salad at Cafe Cous Cous: Everything here is freshly made and light on the palate.|
A new breezy cafe with modern Moroccan interiors and cuisine has opened up on Jl. Bumbak and is fast becoming a firm favourite in the area.
Serving a great selection of fresh salads and dips as well as full breakfasts and a la carte, this is an easy breezy place to pass a few hours over really the most amazingly fresh hummus.
Everything here is freshly made and light on the palate. Breakfasts stick with the Middle Eastern theme with wonderfully healthy choices peppered with avocado and feta and tomatoes.
The avocado toast with haloumi cheese and poached eggs is a perfect and healthy way to set you up for the day. Great coffee and smoothies compliment the healthy choices and it makes a quiet relaxing start to the day.
However, lunches here are a real treat. Fresh salads such as tabouleh, a gluten free tabouleh with quinoa, or chickpea and red rice and avocado are some of the wonderful and ever changing salads on offer.
Complimented by your favourite dips as well such as hummus, babaganoush or tzatziki this is a godsend of rich and authentic flavors for fans of Moroccan food.
The wraps are easy meals on with the wholemeal falafel being the best bursting with hummus and delicious salad.
This is a relaxed and worthwhile place to stop and enjoy the wonderful food, decor and setting in the heart of Umalas.