Hearing the name ‘Crafted Blends’ , you feel like it’s a café with myriad of freshly brewed coffees and croissants, but that’s where you are wrong . With menu items ranging from a heaping pile of Street Fries to an bracing Quinoa salad to the Crafted Blends Signature Burger and to their perfect blended cappuccino, which is a never ending menu , its almost hard to argue otherwise. It’s a perfect hanging out place and that too in the emerging area of University Road of Sharjah. Crafted Blends is a fusion of a modern eatery and a sophisticated coffee shop under one roof, and more of a instagrammable nook and corners, which I totally fell in love with and kept me occupied with my shots till the food arrived
Starting up with the starters we ordered their most popular appetizers , Shrimp Tampura and Chicken Tacos.
Shrimp Tampure – The Shrimp tenders were deliciously crispy on the outside yet tender and juicy on the inside but taste wise I feel like it was just bland.The outer coating of the shrimp tenders contains a light addition of cornflakes which gave each piece of chicken an extra crunch, and the special mayo kind of sauce that comes served with the tampura goes perfectly with the seasoning and actually this was the sauce I had for all other dishes too
Chicken Tacos – Filled with shredded middle eastern chicken,topped with sliced dilli pickle and cheddar cheese, and jalepeno salsa. These delicious tacos disappeared within a matter of minutes
For the main course, we couldn’t resist but to order a couple of their burgers and their famous pastas
Being a beef lover, I opted for the Crafted Blends Signature Burger, which was one of the best burgers I have had in a while. The Wagyu patty was cooked perfectly, and along with the Crafted Blends special sauce became the ultimate burger. Juicy patty with savor relish of cheese fills you up easily. For me it was not easy to dig in,I tried to eat by squashing it down with hands-
The second burger we ordered was the Buffalo Chicken burger which was exactly how we like it- Spicy. We are huge fans of anything buffalo, and Crafted blends truly did justice to the genre of food. The chicken fillet was delicious and tender, and the sauce only made it better.
For the pasta lover in the team ,that’s none other than my daughter, we had a tagliatelle pasta too .Since we don’t want it much spicy, I requested the chef to make it less spicy and for my surprise , the pasta they served was tossed in both red and white sauce, with pesto sauce and paramesan cheese and me being up for anything with parmesan , so it’s a thumbs up J
Now coming back to their signature name like Crafted Blends, you should expect their coffee to be excellent, and if so, they will not let you down. We ordered a serving of their Flat white since I want all these caffeinated items in milk, and the combination was perfectly blended . Along with the flat white we ordered a plate of churros too. I had my first churros from crafted blends and I’m glad that I had the best one too. The homemade churros are crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, and along with the two dipping sauces that come with them are delicious.
Definitely a fresh place for dine in, delectable variety, sophisticated interiors, will surely tempts you to try this place again and again. Next time I am going to try their breakfast menu for sure which I guess they have recently launched. Try this place out and let me know your thoughts too.
WHERE: CRAFTED BLENDS, Next to Super Bonanza Hyper Market, University City Road, Sharjah
SERVING TIME : 8.00 am to 12 midnight
PRICE RANGE: AED 110 for two (approximately)
NOISE LEVEL: Low
Valet parking: Amble Car parking available
VEGETARIAN: Yes, Plenty
GLUTEN-FREE: Some dishes
RESERVATIONS: Not required, but if you require a table of 10 and above, better to have reservation
WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: Yes
RATING : EXCELLENT
BOTTOM LINE: True to its concept, and were blown away by both the quality of service and food for a newly opened restaurant in the location. The staff are extremely professional, and the food is served piping hot and delicious everytime.
***Ratings follow this scale and take into consideration of food, atmosphere, service, value and type of restaurant
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