Caliburger a well known establishment from the golden state (California) has opened their stores in Dubai and are soon expanding to other Emirates. The decor is super trendy and casual. I loved the outdoor seating but since it was sunny that day we choose to dine inside.
When I checked the menu, we were been informed that their halloumi sandwich is only available during breakfast (until 11a.m) now as I am a vegetarian, I cannot try their other burgers. I inquired the staff if any exceptions can be made. At first I was been declined and then after a bit of inquiring I was been informed that lettuce wrap is what I can get. I wasn’t too keen on trying that and inquired if it can be given in a bun at least. The staff agreed and prepared a grilled cheese sandwich for us. We also tried the wild fries, onion rings and mozzarella sticks. These were saviors of our lunch and my guest and I enjoyed the same. The mozzarella sticks were stringy and the cheese was oozing out! Along with this we had lotus milkshake each, it was a bit runny for a milkshake but good on flavor.
Coming to the desserts, we tried the Apple pie with ice cream and Brownie sundae. Now I don’t understand the obsession with lotus because both of desserts had lotus and caramel sauce. The piping hot Apple pie with vanilla ice cream was delicious! On the other hand the brownie sundae was no less!
Overall, we enjoyed the sides and desserts but definitely I couldn’t try the burgers. The staff in the beginning were very flustered as they mentioned that they weren’t aware of my visit. After about ten minutes I was been informed that it’s ok to dine . The menu doesn’t mention that breakfast items are available until 11am so I couldn’t try the halloumi sandwich which I was intending to. I will definitely go back to try it.
The place is a self/semi self service one wherein you order and once the tracker rings you can pick it up which is something common in US and majority of fast food joints across UAE.
What’s interesting is that they also had a gemjump challenge for their diners. I hope they do introduce that again because it was an amazing challenge where you could win prizes up to 10000$, ipads, burgers and many more things.
Contact : 8002254 for orders
Address: Opposite Mashreq Bank, Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim, Dubai