It’s about time I did a post featuring some of my favourite places in Dubai. Most of my blog posts are about my layovers, but after all I do live in Dubai and spend plenty of days off here so I thought I’d show you a few of my favourite cafés.
This isn’t in any particular order, it’s just a little collection of a few cafés that do great coffee and food, and that I enjoy visiting!
- Coffee Club
This is actually a chain which originates in Australia, however in the past year it has made it’s way to Dubai. If you’re down on Al Wasl Road, I’d definitely give this one a try. The coffee is absolutely fantastic, I always go for either the flat white or the mocha, both of which I’d recommend.
The food here is also delicious, they do all sorts ranging from cakes and brownies, to breakfast, brunch and lunch.
Something else I have to mention is the wonderful service. All of the waiters are very attentive, without being too much. There’s also outside seating which is great for the winter months, although it can get a little noisy since it’s just along a busy-ish road.
- Social House
Now, Social House is actually more of a restaurant than a café, but I love coming here all times of day. It’s on the bottom floor of Dubai Mall (with inside and outside seating), with a perfect view of the fountains if you come in the evening. Again, they serve everything from breakfast, lunch and dinner, to sushi and yummy coffee!
It’s almost always busy, but you never have to wait for a table. I love coming here to watch the fountain show whilst sipping on a cappuccino, or eating some of the great sushi (there’s one with creamy avocado and crispy salmon skin which is incredible!).
How could anyone not enjoy this view, the world’s tallest building right next to you and a lovely sunset!
Paul’s is another favourite of mine. There are quite a few dotted around Dubai, among others in Dubai Mall and Mall of The Emirates. Definitely the best place to come after a hard day’s shopping 😉
The cappuccinos are one of the best I’ve found in Dubai…and they come with these delicious mini cakes on the side! Yum 🙂
The food is also great, they keep things light with lots of fresh salads, savoury tarts and crepes, as well as a huge patisserie section full of delicious French pastries and cakes. I probably end up in a Paul’s after most of my shopping trips!
This is a lovely little place which is also located along Al Wasl road, just near The Galleria Mall. It’s actually a South-African brand, but found it’s way to Dubai about a year and a half ago.
It’s not the cheapest of places, but the food is fresh and certainly tasty.
It also has outdoor seating, although you can end up waiting a while if you go at a busy lunchtime at the weekend! There’s a gorgeous display of cakes along the counter inside which is very tempting…and sometimes you just have to give in to temptation!
- Sketch Art Cafe
This is a fairly recent discovery for me, although it turns out it’s been open for almost a year! Just across the road from my apartment is a little art gallery called Marsam Mattar, and unbeknownst to me there was a gorgeous little café tucked inside all this time!
The coffee here is really fantastic. Last time I visited we ordered flat whites which were by far the yummiest I’d had in ages!
There’s not a huge selection of food, although they have a few pastries and freshly baked muffins. A fun touch is the pencil and paper on each table, which means you can doodle while you drink your coffee!
So there we go, a little round up of some of my regular cafés and restaurants. I hope you guys enjoyed this slightly different post, and do let me know if you have any other recommendations for places I should try out in Dubai!