These days I find there’s an impressive art to the way food is prepared and presented. I don’t know about you but when I get served a plate that looks like the picture below I get a little excited.
So please enjoy a short write up on some of my favorite cafes in Dubai, perfect date spots or coffee catch ups with your girlfriends, trust me you won’t be disappointed.
These recommendations are in no particular order but I start with Tom & Serg only because it was one of the first spots I checked out in Dubai purely because I heard it was owned by a fellow Melbournian and let’s face it, in Melbourne our coffee shops and cafes are up there with some of the best in the world 🙌🏽💃
Tom & Serg – Al Quoz.
You wouldn’t think it looking from the outside but as soon as you walk into that huge door your in a MASSIVE 2 story space that serves some of the best coffee in town, and some incredibly tasty food.
Always gets Laila’s tick of approval !
Friends Avenue – Cluster T JLT
For 2 years I lived in JLT and thankfully walking distance to this cute little breakfast spot. Once again coffee was great, and the food was tasty and well priced.
Amongst Few Cafe – Palm Strip Mall
This place is worth the drive to Jumeirah 1. Located in Palm Strip Mall, this place is a cool contemporary space with a throwback to the early 90s. The coffee is spot on and oh the food, my goodness where do I start! It’s FANTASTIC! If you’re game to try their Ginger shot though for a bit of a pick me up, I warn you that thing is POTENT! 🤣
Ginger Shot and Bliss BallsVege Tempura Tacos Nintendo Forever 🤣
Culinary Boutique – Jumeirah 1
I recently ate at Culinary Boutique on one of our weekly day dates with the husband. Let’s just say you know a place is great when your extremely fussy husband approves of the spot! Of course his breakfast was something sweet and mine something savory, we sat upstairs on the lovely terrace, the food was fresh and tasty any wholesome (well my dish was) Ramos was decadent, we are definitely coming back for more!
Society Cafe and Lounge: Jumeirah 1
A new kid on the block this cafe is aethetically pleasing and the food does not disappoint. Again well worth the drive to Jumeirah 1, Society Cafe have an awesome menu, let me just say the halloumi pomegranate fries are OUT OF THIS WORLD! Once again a fave for the hubby and I on day dates 🙌🏽
Arrows and Sparrows – The Greens
This cafe is what I call food and coffee art! It’s like Picasso on a plate! I’ll let my photos do all the talking on this one! Again another great breakfast or lunch spot, especially for the corporate offices near by. The coffee here is spot on!
Common Grounds – Mall of Emirates
If you find yourself shopping at Mall of Emirates and in need of a caffeine fix and a bite to eat, look no further then Common Grounds. Owned and run by the masters behind the Tom & Serg Group, Common Grounds has deliciously wholesome food and fantastic coffee, not to be bias but anything Aussie owned is guaranteed to be great quality 🙈
Home Bakery – Galleria Mall
To Satisfy your sweet tooth you can’t look past Home Bakery at Galleria Mall on Al Wasl Road. A small favourite especially amongst the locals, Home Bakery is definitely where I like to spend cheat days! The Nutella and Vanilla Cronuts are my personal faves – oh and if you’re addicted to LOTUS please try the Biscoffato – a Lotus Biscoff inspired Affogato 😲😍♥️!
Cocoa Room – Galleria Mall
Just a short walk up from Home Bakery in Galleria Mall, is Cocoa Room, a fantastic hotspot which closes its kitchen by 11.30am and turns into a completely different concept by night called the Slider Station. Be sure to get there early and enjoy some of the most decadent pancakes you’ve ever tasted. Cocoa Room got my thumbs up for my annual birthday breakfast where I indulged in a lotus cruffin and and the lotus pancakes!
I hope you enjoyed just a few of my favourite foodie finds in Dubai. There are so many more, perhaps I’ll save that for a post on where to eat out for dinner on date nights or a girls night out. These places are the perfect breakfast / lunch spot, day dates, catch up with friends and my fave coffee spots, for real quality coffee seeing as though I’m a bit of a Melbourne coffee snob ! Still don’t know how people drink Starbucks or watered down Americanos!