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Top 10 Dubai coffee hubs
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Whether it’s a latte you’re after or a double shot of espresso, there’s no shortage of independent and locally-owned cafes in Dubai to satisfy your coffee cravings. We’ve rounded up our favourite cafes and coffee houses across the city, so that you know exactly where to go when you’re in need of a caffeine fix. Be part of our burgeoning cafe culture, and try out as many as you can during your stay.

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The Brass

Tucked away in The Outlet Village is this trend-hitting gem, which boasts one of the most extensive coffee menus in the city. They’ve got all the classics – latte, cappuccino et al – with a plethora of original blends, including lavender-honey lattes, rosewater-infused white coffee, and a dairy-free coconut latte.

Aficionados can take it a step further and nominate how they want their coffee delivered: via French press, siphon, cold drip or pour-over. Save space for a signature dessert – the oversized cake display is crammed with everything from locally-inspired honeyed pastries to indulgently solid slices of chocolate cake and slabs of creamy cheesecake.

The Outlet Village

+971 55 349 7702

Wild & The Moon

A laid-back hub that attracts Al Quoz’s creative sorts, Wild & The Moon specialises in raw, vegan, earth-to-table cuisine, with that same cruelty-free philosophy extending to the split-level café’s coffee menu too.

The baristas here are well-experienced in whipping up the perfect dairy-free latte, using blends of organic free-trade beans and house-made vegan 'mylk'. The bullet-proof coffee is also a favourite for fitness fans or those following a high-fat, low-carb keto diet, combining a shot of espresso with coconut oil and ghee. Those after a little less caffeine are also catered for, with matcha, chai, lavender and charcoal lattes popular throughout the day’s trade.

Street 8, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz

+971 4 343 3392

Craft Cafe

With its high-glassed walls, distressed wooden décor, and overall industrial aesthetic, this sunny, airy cafe dials up the style quotient in the up and coming fashion hub, Dubai Design District. On the menu is a wide variety of delectable dishes and some in-style cold brews, including orange twist blend and the vanilla latte, suited to the warmer weather.

Catering to the city’s trend-setters, the drinks and food alike are beautifully presented in addition to being delicious. It’s no wonder, seeing that the chef in charge is Peruvian Roberto Segura, the man behind some of the big-name restaurants in town.

Building 10 Dubai Design District

+971 4 514 9032

Jones the Grocer

Nestled in Emirates Golf Club, the new Jones the Grocer taps into the gourmet side of café style dining. Here, the coffee relies on both classics such as espresso and aeropress, and the more experimental nitro done well, with seasonal single origin beans. The outdoor terrace sits alongside the famously lush 36-hole golf course, with views across the greens.

While lunch and dinner are both also on offer, it’s the breakfast menu that sees the venue full every weekend, with favourite such as smashed avocado, king prawn eggs Florentine, and brioche French toast with slow-roasted peaches and pistachios whetting appetites.

Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills

+971 4 417 9999

Friends' Avenue

A pair of young friends put their heads together and came up with this quirky little cafe located in the high-rise Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) residential district. Decorated with plant greenery, brightly-painted furniture, colourful plates and other homely touches, this family-friendly local spot has a lot of personality.

Teetering between hidden gem and to good not to share, Friends’ Avenue is filled with a very loyal clientele, sipping on a long black or an espresso con panna, with dairy, almond or soy milk. Ask for the barista’s special teddy bear latte art – a favourite on the café’s social media accounts.

Ground Floor, Fortune Executive Tower, Cluster T, JLT

+971 4 554 5813

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Flow

Dedicated to cultivating the next generation of fresh food innovators, Flow at Jumeirah Emirates Towers focuses on offering seasonal, sharing-style meals. Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free options are plentiful, with the ‘nourishment laboratory’ aiming to make delicious food both to find, no matter your dietary preferences.

The coffee itself is sourced from The Espresso Lab, a locally-founded, home-grown initiative from Emirati entrepreneur Ibrahim Al Mallouhi, with the menu curated down to the tried-and-tested favourites, with almond, soy, rice and coconut milk all on offer. Centrally located in the Trade Centre District, off of bustling Sheikh Zayed Road, it’s ideal for a coffee pit stop you can feel good about.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai World Trade Centre

+971 4 319 8767

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Tom & Serg

A steady fixture on Dubai’s cafe scene, this cosy roastery is widely regarded as one of the best coffee spots in town. Inspired by Melbourne’s independent coffee house culture, the cafe just off of Sheikh Zayed Road caters to casual drinkers and coffee connoisseurs alike, in an industrial-like open space.

Don’t expect to go off-menu at Tom & Serg, with brews created to the owners’ exacting measurements, with the signature flat white served with full fat milk steamed to 65 degree Celsius. The large two-floor café is best visited on weekdays, as the family-friendly weekends see the venue’s popularity surge thanks to an all-day breakfast starring fresh ingredients and friendly staff.

15A Street, Al Quoz

+971 56 474 6812

Raw Coffee Company

Veterans of the homegrown coffee scene, Raw Coffee Company roasts organic and beans with Fair Trade approval daily in their warehouse roastery. Staffed by Karthikeyan Rajendran, winner of the 2017 World Cezve/Ibrik Championship (the first World of Coffee title won by the UAE), customers are in good hands as they get to know the roastery.

Visitors can take classes on coffee preparation or just enjoy some of the 15 single origins and five unique blends at this specialty space. If you’re on the run, grab one of their Rocket Fuels to go. The bottle nitro-infused cold brew coffee comes in two strengths, both with flora aromas and a chocolatey finish.

Warehouse 10, Al Manara, Al Quoz

+971 4 339 5474

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Dubai Coffee Museum

With coffee’s rich history rooted in Arabia, there’s no surprise Dubai has an entire museum dedicated to the fragrant beans. Here you will learn all there is to know about the origins of the drink and how it has evolved. A must-see for anybody that is interested in the very long and interesting history of coffee, and its connection to the region.

You can cap your visit to the Creek location with a tasting of traditional Arabic qahwa and aromatic and hard-hitting Turkish coffee at the hip in-house café, or choose from nine different brewing methods, including chemex, syphon, or calita style coffees

Villa No. 44, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood

+971 4 353 8777

Mokha 1450

Part boutique, part coffee shop, Mokha 1450 is an intimate place with exceptional coffee. With experienced staff who know what they’re talking about, this is a coffee stop best suited for an extended visit, rather than a latte to-go.

The impressive and extensive menu covers a huge range of brewing techniques, single origin beans and clever blends, with each item described in detail. Savour original Heirloom Ethiopian Geisha, Jamaican Blue Mountain grade 1 Ultra-premium beans and an incredible Yemeni coffee from the Sabree Mountains farmed by a co-operative of female farmers, among many. Be prepared to find your perfect cup of coffee here.

Unit 8, Aswaaq Community Mall, Al Bada’a

+971 4 321 6455

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