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“Going Downhill”
Review of The Sum Of Us

The Sum Of Us
Ranked #522 of 10,518 Restaurants in Dubai
Certificate of Excellence
Description: THE SUM OF US is spilt into three elements. A sourdough bakery, A gourmet café And a coffee roastery. the guys at the sum of us are motivated to make their love of all things food and coffee contagious across dubai. Like proud mothers, they make everything from scratch. they roast their own coffee, they bake their own bread and fillet their own fish. The people of the sum of us are what make this place what it is With passion energy and character. THE SUM OF US will create an atmosphere that will become your home away from home, and will take café culture to the next level. THE SUM OF US is located at the BURJ AL SALAM BUILDING NEAR the WORLD TRADE CENTRE roundabout.
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Description: THE SUM OF US is spilt into three elements. A sourdough bakery, A gourmet café And a coffee roastery. the guys at the sum of us are motivated to make their love of all things food and coffee contagious across dubai. Like proud mothers, they make everything from scratch. they roast their own coffee, they bake their own bread and fillet their own fish. The people of the sum of us are what make this place what it is With passion energy and character. THE SUM OF US will create an atmosphere that will become your home away from home, and will take café culture to the next level. THE SUM OF US is located at the BURJ AL SALAM BUILDING NEAR the WORLD TRADE CENTRE roundabout.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The place really lost its edge. French toast is plain and not even close to how good it was. Burgers had a nice patty but too much bread. It takes them 5 minutes (literally) to get ketchup. Also, they don’t really know the ingredients of their dishes, asked if one contained any veg or onions and the waiter simply said no.

If you want a nice brunch, go somewhere else close by to get your money’s worth of an experience.

Oh and don’t let the pictures fool you, as the saying goes: “don’t judge a book by its cover”.

Below par and gave it two stars because they have the potential but need to change the chef and properly train their staff. Till then, go to Paul or whatever generic brunch place. At least you’ll leave happy.

Oh we talked to the manager to give her our remarks. Nice of her to give us 15% off our bill but I wasn’t really here to save money.

Thank DohaFood
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The Sum of Us D, Manager at The Sum Of Us, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hi DohaFood,

We appreciate you taking the time to write your review.

We do understand that our menu has changed quite a bit over the passed 3 years, we are constantly upgrading and changing our menus to suit our customers. We do get quite a lot of good feedback on our simplified version of the french toast compared to the old one, I'm sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy it as much.

Again we're sorry that you haven't had the full experience at The Sum of Us Cafe.

We will admit that our prices are a little higher then some other cafes in Dubai, but this is because we aim to use only organic and free range products in all our dishes.

We hope this hasn't left a bitter taste, and we see you again soon.

Kind regards,
The Sum of Us Team

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Reviewed 6 April 2018

i like the atmosphere and the coffee and the food was normal the waiter not explain to much about the food or the quantity on each plate.i was with my kids and the waiter he didn't advice me to order small quantity .

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Thank Easa1982
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The Sum of Us D, Manager at The Sum Of Us, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2018

Hi Easa1982,

Thanks for your review.

Glad to hear that you enjoyed our coffee, and like the atmosphere here.

Our main dishes would be a little bit too big for a young child, I will agree with you there. We do offer kids menus to all children that come in to the restaurant, these are smaller portions sizes, and less complicated choices to choose from. We are surprised that these choices were not given to you when you sat down. We apologise if you were not informed about this.

We hope to see you back soon.

Kind regards,

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I went with my Sister this evening for dinner and thought it was excellent. Pasta was awesome and the waiter was extremely attentive. Would thoroughly recommend it! Cakes are fab too.

Thank Xxljx
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The Sum of Us D, Manager at The Sum Of Us, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi there, thank you for the ace review. Next time try our Breakfast menu which is really awesome. Hope to see you soon. :)

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Everytime I come to this place I end up leaving with bad service experience. The coffee and place are amazing however staff behavior and response is irritating. They just don’t care about details and customer service ethics. Not sure if I will come back to this place again.

Thank zalikha2015
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The Sum of Us D, Manager at The Sum Of Us, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Hi there, we find it very unfortunate that your visit did not live up to expectations on the day. We take great pride in our customer service. Prompt, friendly and relaxed. We do hope you will give us a second chance as we still have all the charm since opening.

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Reviewed 25 February 2018

The spot offers amazing breakfasts. My fav is avocado toast with poached eggs. Bread is home baked and coffee home roasted. Definitely worth trying!

Thank Niko_dxb
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The Sum of Us D, Manager at The Sum Of Us, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Niki_dxb

Thanks so much for your review!

Glad you enjoy our house baked sourdough and of course our avocado dish.

We'll see you in again real soon, we hope

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