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Food & Drink

Grab a bite at these beachside cafes

Tue, September 26, 2023

These dining spots present fresh flavours and picture-perfect alfresco settings.

These dining spots present fresh flavours and picture-perfect alfresco settings.

Try the famous sliders at SALT

SALT Dubai

Burger fans have been lining up at this Kite Beach hotspot ever since it brought the food-truck concept to Dubai. Since then, it has evolved into a pop-up, air-conditioned terrace. The menu keeps it simple with classic wagyu and chicken sliders, perfectly-cooked fries, fresh drinks including pink lemonade and delicious ice-cream. It's all very, very good but our favourite is the creamy lotus soft serve.

Treat yourself at Ría Restaurant & Beach Bar

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Plan a fun day out at Ría Restaurant & Beach Bar, a popular choice along the pristine strip of beach by Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah. Enjoy highlights such as the fresh catch of the day and the outdoor smoothie bar, while enjoying good tunes, friendly service and a laidback vibe. Remember to head over early in order to grab one of the coveted tables on the sand.

Soak up Palm Jumeirah views at Revo Cafe

Revo Cafe Dubai

Sit back, relax and enjoy a leisurely breakfast with a view. Revo Café at Anantara The Palm serves up vistas of the Arabian Gulf’s shimmering waters, as well as a selection of healthy dishes created using fine and fresh quality ingredients. You’ll be spoilt for choice here with homemade muesli and granola, pancakes, waffles, French toast and scrambled eggs, to name a few. Don’t forget to toast an incredible morning by the beach with a refreshing detox juice blend before taking in the sights around Palm Jumeirah.


Hang ten and then fuel up at Single Fin Cafe


An in-house concept at Surf House Dubai, Single Fin Cafe is a local favourite for beachside bites – either before or after a refreshing session on the waves. Known for its quality food and brews, the community eatery serves up healthy dishes for all, with a focus on natural ingredients. Whether or not you are a surfer, this welcoming hub on Jumeirah Beach Road is worth a visit for its signature coffee blends, iced teas and homemade desserts. While generous breakfasts are the main attraction, ranging from porridge and pancake specialities to eggs of all kinds and fruit bowls, there's no shortage of delicious lunch and dinner options too.

Relish Aussie-inspired bites at Jones the Grocer

best beachside cafe jones the grocer
Jones the Grocer is no stranger to Dubai, but its newest location on the picturesque Palm West Beach promenade is a must-visit for those who enjoy coffee with a side of sea, sun and laidback fun. A spot that works for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Aussie-born urban cafe takes pride in its homemade dishes using fresh produce – both locally grown and imported. Enjoy exclusive menu additions at the beachside branch, including hand-tossed wood-fired pizzas with artisan cheese and crab sliders with papaya and mango pickle.
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Sample old-school classics at Al Ijaza

Al Ijaza in Dubai

A short stroll away from Kite Beach is Al Ijaza, a decades-old cafeteria known to attract tourists and locals alike. It's the perfect place to grab a quick, affordable bite including the much-loved shawarmas and inventive sandwiches. Try the Hassan Mathar, a toasted cheese and garlic chicken wrap, while sipping on any of the amusingly-named juice combos: Dubai Metro, Computer or Abood.

Chill out at Leen's Casual to Gourmet

 LEEN's Casual to Gourmet in Dubai
Enter trendy vibes at Leen's, next to the surfing haven Surf House Dubai. Cherish the hip setting, complete with a beachgoer clientele, and menus that feature all-day breakfast, seafood and fresh salads. Highlights include the miso black cod, chimichurri-spiced prawns, grilled seabass, and fresh sushi and sashimi. You can also grab a bento box to-go and have a picnic on the sands at the nearby Jumeirah Beach. It's so good, Leen's have opened up new branches across the city, including at Bluewaters Island and Emirates Towers.

Share a meal with friends at Catch22

Catch22 in Dubai
While more of an all-day restaurant, Catch22 has plenty of laidback cafe vibes. The contemporary beachside spot in the heart of The Beach at JBR offers a unique take on Asian-fusion flavours and international dishes. Head over for a late beach breakfast filled with creative sandwiches, vegan waffle stacks, crepe rolls and more, or enjoy a sunset snack with fresh salads, meaty burgers and fruity drinks to choose from.

Dine on eggy delights at Eggspectation


Start mornings right with Eggspectation in The Beach at JBR, with breakfast classics such as poached eggs, eggs Benedict and light omelettes. There are plenty of other all-day treats on the menu too, including juicy burgers, inventive pastas and tasty flatbreads. For those less peckish, sip on tropical fruit smoothies and healthy green juices, or try the Banana Java drink for a fruity espresso kick.

Enjoy a moment of peace at The Strand

The Strand beachside cafe

The Strand is a Mediterranean-inspired restaurant on Palm Jumeirah that offers a relaxed dining experience with picturesque beach views. It's ideal for meeting friends, spending time with family or working remotely. The Strand takes pride in using locally sourced, fresh ingredients and offers tailored menus to accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free preferences. With its welcoming ambience and ocean views, The Strand offers a laidback dining experience with a vacation-style atmosphere.

Kick back at The Byron Bathers Club


Chef Tom Arnel's waterside spot on the shores of Palm Jumeirah takes inspiration from Australian beaches, with a surf-style aesthetic and menu that you can happily graze on all day. The bright, airy blue and white interiors complement views of the Arabian Sea, with an easy local neighbourhood vibe that ensures visitors become regulars.

Feast on treats at Maison Mathis

maison mathis voco dubai the palm

Family favourite Maison Mathis delighted its legions of fans when it opened a new beachside branch. The welcoming spot set up shop in voco Dubai The Palm hotel, catering to diners of all ages with views of the West Beach shores. While the eatery may be Belgian-inspired, the menu is geared towards all-day dining with international dishes served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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