Tom & Serg ↕
A contender for the most-Instagrammed eatery in Dubai, Tom & Serg is a Melbourne-inspired, warehouse-style cafe in the heart of Al Quoz. The cafe is well known for superb coffee, lamingtons, Vegemite on toast, seared tuna and superfood salads. Menus are written on chalkboards and everything from the urban decor to the friendly staff is achingly cool.
15A Street, Al Joud Center, Al Quoz
+971 56 474 6812
Comptoir 102 ↕
A French concept store and organic cafe, Comptoir 102 is home to an array of fashion and interior design as well as healthy bites. A go-to for Dubai's health conscious, Comptoir 102 offers raw, gluten-free and vegan options as well as organic juices and smoothies. Afterwards, let your meal digest as you browse the store's beautifully curated selection of apparel, accessories and home decor.
102 Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1
+971 4 385 4555
The Sum of Us ↕
The team behind Tom & Serg brought their hospitality know-how to the other side of the city with a cafe opposite Dubai World Trade Centre, attracting a hip city crowd of locals and expats. This bakery and cafe features an in-house roastery where you can consult their expert staff on the latest flavours, from Ethiopia to Columbia. They also serve up a constantly varying menu including gluten free options and local produce from the nearby desert farms.
Ground Floor, Burj Al Salam, Trade Centre – 6th Street
+971 56 445 7526
Meet The Sum of Us
Friends' Avenue Cafe
Friends' Avenue Cafe is warm, friendly and offers a great selection of hearty meals. You can't go wrong with any of their main course options and scrambled eggs on toast with avocado, grilled tomato and mushrooms is a fabulous start to the weekend. If the food alone doesn't have you hooked, the artful coffee creations will.
Ground floor, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT
+971 4 554 5813
British celebrity chef Silvena Rowe's first Dubai cafe Omnia Gourmet takes up prime position in the city's seaside Jumeirah Fishing Harbour. The decor resembles an opulent indoor garden and the menu is packed with organic gourmet offerings. Don't leave without trying the Emerald Sheikha tartlet with pistachio cream and pistachio crust.
Jumeirah Fish Harbour 1, Jumeirah
+971 4 343 7181
Cafe Rider Custom Motorcycles ↕
Cafe Rider is the perfect spot for motorcycle enthusiasts, or anyone looking for a quiet spot to enjoy quick refreshment. Mingle with other riders or browse the in-store selection of apparel and accessories while sipping carefully-sourced local and international coffee prepared by the cafe's award-winning head barista.
Warehouse 7, 14C Umm Suqeim Rd
+971 4 321 4411
The Surf Cafe ↕
A visit to The Surf Cafe promises elegant eats in a casual atmosphere, complete with surfboards as wall hangings. With options like the choose-your-own fish menu and super fresh smoothies, it's second to none for pre or post-beach refreshment. Hop just next door to Surf House Dubai for paddle and surf board rentals and an update on the day's wave conditions.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2
+971 4 346 6292
One Cafe ↕
One Cafe is a gorgeous spot in Life'n One, a centre offering a range of wellness classes. The cafe's comfortable seating options are perfect for an afternoon meet up over one of their vegan-friendly treats. Everything is free from sugar, gluten and dairy, but offers major flavour with options ranging from desserts and smoothies to main courses.
27B street, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 343 6676