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Dubai's Best Cafés

Looking for a perfect cup of coffee while in Dubai? You've come to the right place.

Updated on Feb 13, 2024 | World of Mouth team

Whether you want an espresso macchiato, an iced latte, a flat white, or something different, Dubai's café culture offers it all. Have breakfast with an exceptional coffee in the cozy setting of 21grams, or visit The Espresso Lab, an espresso-focused cafe in the Design District. As always, the picks are based on personal recommendations from Dubai's local experts, food writers Hani AlMalki and Liam Collens. Continue reading to discover the best cafés in Dubai.

THE SUM OF US

Ground Floor, Burj Al Salam, 6th Street - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

This restaurant offers a delightful variety of freshly roasted, single-origin coffee and an assortment of bakery items, including breads and cakes. The menu highlights include bacon and mushrooms on sourdough toast and a variety of egg dishes, with a recommendation for the light, creamy scrambled eggs. A must-try dessert is their unique doughnut, filled with dulce de leche, homemade honeycomb, cinnamon, and caramelised white chocolate cream.

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Coffee and more In my opinion they have some of the best coffee in town. Theres also a bakery for great breads and cakes. Everyone loves this place.
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THE SUM OF US

Ground Floor, Burj Al Salam, 6th Street - Trade Centre - Trade Centre 1 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

21grams Urban Balkan Bistro

Meyan Mall - Floor 2 - شارع الثنيه - ام سقيم - ام سقيم ٢ - دبي - United Arab Emirates

This bistro, 21grams Urban Balkan Bistro, provides a unique dining experience with its modern Balkan soul food. It offers a range of flavorsome dishes such as crunchy burek wedges, spicy pindju eggs, and Balkan breakfast eggs with smoked paprika sausages. The mid-century modern decor provides a peaceful ambiance, making it a perfect place to enjoy a hearty breakfast or a casual meal.

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21 grams’ modern Balkan soul food nourishes offering one of Dubai’s best home-grown restaurants. Minimalist self-described Urban Balkan Bistro is a full service, casual restaurant but its breakfasts are my reason to come back again and again. It breaks away from the tiresome avocado toast to offer gusty Balkan dishes including crunchy, totemic burek wedges, spicy pindju eggs, Balkan breakfast eggs with smoked paprika sausages and cooling feta. Clove cherry juice and diesel-strength cold brews are worth ordering. The mid-century modern decor makes 21 grams a quiet retreat.
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21grams Urban Balkan Bistro

21grams Urban Balkan Bistro

Meyan Mall - Floor 2 - شارع الثنيه - ام سقيم - ام سقيم ٢ - دبي - United Arab Emirates

Flaky Pastry Croissant Co. City Walk

Al Wasl & Al Safa Road Junction, Al Mustaqbal Street, City Walk II - الوصل‎ - دبي - United Arab Emirates

Specializing in croissants and other flaky pastries, Flaky Pastry Croissant Co. City Walk offers a delightful breakfast experience. The bakery has two locations, ensuring accessibility for those craving their excellent offerings. From the croissants to the breakfast menu, the quality and taste of the food is consistently appreciated by those who visit.

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Excellent croissants and evething else flakey. They have a great breakfast as well. They have 2 locations both here in Dubai.
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Flaky Pastry Croissant Co. City Walk

Flaky Pastry Croissant Co. City Walk

Al Wasl & Al Safa Road Junction, Al Mustaqbal Street, City Walk II - الوصل‎ - دبي - United Arab Emirates

The Espresso Lab

Ground Floor, Unit 8, Building 7 - Dubai Design District - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Located in the Design District, The Espresso Lab is a tranquil spot specializing in coffee and pastries. The venue is known for its strong cold brew and provides a peaceful environment for thoughts and productivity. The website reveals a range of specialty coffees, including unique blends with tasting notes of dark chocolate, toffee, butterscotch, and blueberries, among others.

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A quiet refuge in Dubai’s Design District specialising in all things coffee, with some pastries. Come for the short diesel-strength cold brew and stay for a quiet place to think and get things done.
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The Espresso Lab

The Espresso Lab

Ground Floor, Unit 8, Building 7 - Dubai Design District - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

The Guild

Icd Brookfield Place - Trade Centre - DIFC - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Featuring a lively atmosphere inspired by the bustling brasseries of New York, The Guild offers a variety of dining experiences from its multiple kitchens. The restaurant is known for its excellent drinks and diverse food menu, ranging from burgers and steak sandwiches to wagyu steak and a wide selection of fish. In addition to its main dining area, The Guild also houses a raw bar, a champagne room, and a cocktail bar, providing an immersive dining experience for all.

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It’s brand new but I’m ready to recommend it. The Guild is now into its 3rd month and it keeps on getting better. It’s a huge restaurant with multiple kitchens. It’s also beautifully designed and built. The drinks are excellent as is the food. There’s a wood burning oven that’s visible from the main room called The Salon. There’s a raw bar and a big selection of fish as well. You can get everything from a burger to a steak sandwich to a wagyu steak to a turbot to a … you get the point. There’s something for everyone.
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The Guild

The Guild

Icd Brookfield Place - Trade Centre - DIFC - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

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