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Dubai’s best breakfasts

Fuel up for a day of sightseeing at our top breakfast, coffee and health food spots
From the quirky to the discerning, Dubai has an array of cafés and restaurants to explore. There are, however, some spots that stand up above the rest when it comes to the most important meal of the day. Here is an insider’s guide on where to enjoy the best – and healthiest – breakfasts in the city.
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Bystro

Best for: extraordinary eggs

Bystro

Best for: extraordinary eggs

Classic fare with an unconventional twist

Close to the Dubai Water Canal and Downtown Dubai, this family-friendly restaurant in Al Manara is always buzzing in the morning thanks to its relaxed vibe and menu that pays homage to modern European bistro cuisine. Breakfasts are a hearty affair with acai bowls, breakfast curries and sublime French toast, but it’s the organic egg-based dishes that will keep you coming back for more.

Try the Turkish eggs, which feature whipped aubergine and poached eggs with chilli butter, yoghurt and feta cheese. The popular shakshouka, a Middle Eastern dish with baked eggs in a spiced tomato-based ragout, is another top choice, but our favourite remains the smashed avocado, which is topped with poached eggs and garnished with feta, mint and asparagus.
Contact Details
Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road
   +971 4 336 8056

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Demoiselle by Galvin

Best for: French classics

Demoiselle by Galvin

Best for: French classics

Transport your taste buds to France

This chic restaurant takes pride of place at City Walk, impressing visitors with its avant-garde decor complete with statement furniture and bright floral motifs. This is a place to see and be seen, and the plush interiors set the tone for its main attraction – quality French cuisine.

Nibble on honey madeleines and buttery croissants from the boulangerie and patisserie counter before trying the signature oeuf Bénédicte or the pain perdu with blueberry compote and banana. There's also a carefully-curated coffee selection and healthy drinks to savour.
Contact Details
City Walk, Al Safa
   +971 4 590 5076
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Revo Café

Best for: beachside breakfasts

Revo Café

Best for: beachside breakfasts

Mornings never looked so good

Sit back, relax and settle in for 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, fresh ingredients.

You’ll be spoilt for choice here with homemade muesli and granola, pancakes, waffles, French toast and scrambled eggs to name just a few of the breakfast delights on offer. Don’t forget to toast to an incredible morning by the beach with a refreshing detox juice blend before taking in the sights at Palm Jumeirah.
Contact Details
South Residences, Anantara The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah
   +971 4 567 8304

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Tasha’s

Best for: guilt-free treats

Tasha’s

Best for: guilt-free treats

Try something a little different

Located in Jumeirah’s upscale mall, The Galleria, this neighbourhood eatery is bright, airy and welcoming – all the ingredients for a memorable breakfast setting. Every inch of this beautiful space is carefully thought out and the attention to detail spills over to the dishes served here.

Aside from classic poached eggs and croissants, there are a number of healthy surprises in store each morning, such as the buckwheat flapjacks topped with roasted butternut and pumpkin seeds. Also worth trying are the hummus toastie and quinoa breakfast tart for a novel superfood twist.
Contact Details
The Galleria, Al Wasl
   +971 438 55500
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Life' N One

Best for: gluten-free fare

Life' N One

Best for: gluten-free fare

The garden of delights

This holistic haven is one of the city’s hidden gems. The dedicated wellbeing centre also boasts a plant-based café amidst its tranquil zen-like garden complete with cobbled pathways, rustic log tables and colourful decor.

The slow pace attracts visitors who are keen to catch up on their reading or relax with friends over a cup of freshly-brewed coffee. With health as the key focus, all the food served here is free from gluten, sugar, dairy and artificial ingredients, but doesn’t compromise on taste. Their chocolate porridge will convince you of that.
Contact Details
Street 27B, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road
   +971 4 343 6676

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The Sum of Us

Best for: all-day breakfasts

The Sum of Us

Best for: all-day breakfasts

Never too late to join the table

The Sum of Us is no ordinary café, it also doubles as a bakery and coffee roastery. From the moment you enter the industrial chic space, the aromas of freshly-baked dough mixed with roasted coffee beans (and a little bit of magic) greets you. You won’t want to leave.

The venue also aims to please with its all-day breakfast menu. Served from 8am all the way until 5pm, it’s the perfect breakfast spot for those who aren’t fans of early morning starts. Fuel up with the smoothie bowl, blueberry and ricotta pancakes, coconut and chia pudding, or go all out with their ‘big breakfast’. Oh and it’s true, the coffee here really is in a league of its own.
Contact Details
Ground Floor, Burj Al Salam, Sheikh Zayed Road
   +971 56 445 7526
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Baker & Spice

Best for: perfect pastries

Baker & Spice

Best for: perfect pastries

Catch one of the best views of the Dubai Fountain

This café has been at the forefront of the sustainable movement in Dubai, and uses only local and organic ingredients in its daily-changing menu. With three outlets across the city, the café offers international dishes, often with a Middle Eastern twist.

Feast on freshly baked breads and pastries made in-house, homemade jams, and their legendary shakshouka for a morning meal to remember. Baker & Spice also has a range of artisanal products including jams and spices that you can purchase as souvenirs.
Contact Details
Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai
   +971 4 425 2240

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Comptoir 102

Best for: something healthy

Comptoir 102

Best for: something healthy

For a healthy breakfast with a side of shopping

For a healthy kick to your morning, look no further than this atmospheric concept store and café occupying a Jumeirah villa. Their health-boosting menu echoes the eclectic theme and décor, and uses nutrient-rich, organic ingredients while employing cooking and preparation techniques that promote digestion and maximum nutrition intake.

Taste is not compromised at all in dishes such as the buckwheat pancakes (sweet and savoury); crème Budwig (pureed fruit with lemon juice, topped with nuts and seeds); and chia seed pudding. Wash it down with a dairy-free, superfood-boosted smoothie, and you’ll be set for the day.
Contact Details
102 Beach Road, Jumeirah
   +971 4 385 4555