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Food & Drink

Dubai's best breakfast spots

Tue, September 13, 2022

Experience the best start to your day at these charming cafes in the city.

Experience the best start to your day at these charming cafes in the city.

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Bystro

Bystro in Dubai
In the heart of Jumeirah Park Pavilion, this family-friendly Australian café is always buzzing in the morning, thanks to its relaxed vibe, and a menu that pays homage to modern bistro cuisine. Breakfasts are a hearty affair with bottomless coffees and sublime French toast, but it’s the organic egg-based dishes that will keep you coming back for more. Try the Brisket Benedict, which features poached eggs and six-hour braised beef. The popular huevos rancheros, a Mexican dish with eggs with a spicy tomato salsa and refried beans, is another top choice.
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Revo Café

Revo Cafe in Dubai
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 nutrition-packed homemade muesli and granola, pancakes, waffles, French toast and scrambled eggs, to name just a few. Don’t forget to toast to an incredible morning by the beach with a refreshing detox juice blend before taking in the sights of Palm Jumeirah.
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Tasha's

Tashas in Dubai
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 this 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.

SEVA

Seva
This holistic haven is one of the city’s hidden gems. The dedicated wellbeing centre also boasts a plant-based café amid 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, the food served here is free from gluten, sugar, dairy and artificial ingredients, but definitely doesn’t compromise on taste. Their rich chocolate porridge will convince you of that.
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The Sum of Us

The Sum of Us in Dubai
The Sum of Us is no ordinary cafe. From the moment you enter the chic space, the aromas of freshly-baked dough mixed with roasted coffee beans (and a little bit of culinary creativity) greet you. You won’t want to leave. The venue, which doubles up as a bakery and coffee roastery, aims to please with its all-day breakfast menu. Served from 8am to 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.
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Baker & Spice

Baker and Spice in Dubai
Baker & Spice prides itself on supporting the sustainable movement in Dubai, and uses only local and organic ingredients in its daily-changing menu. With three outlets across the city, the cafe offers international dishes, often with a Middle Eastern twist. Feast on freshly-baked bread and pastries, and their legendary shakshouka eggs for a morning meal to remember. Baker & Spice also has a range of artisanal products including homemade jams and blended spices that you can purchase as souvenirs.

Comptoir 102

Comptoir 102 in Dubai
For a great start 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 that are prepared to maximise nutritional value. 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 the chia seed pudding. Wash it down with a dairy-free, superfood-boosted smoothie, and you’ll be set for the day.

The Lighthouse

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In the heart of Dubai Design District, this chic restaurant also doubles as a concept store, selling everything from minimalist furniture to books and handcrafted gifts. The menu is packed with simple yet healthy dishes, from freshly-made pastries to baked cheese pies. There are plenty of egg-based dishes to choose from – enough to satisfy every breakfast craving. Once you’re full, you can browse The Lighthouse’s gift shop or explore the district's range of popular concept stores and art galleries.

Raju Omlet

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For an egg-cellent value-for-money breakfast made vibrant with Indian street food flavours, Raju Omlet hits the spot. At this no-frills venue, favoured by the city's on-the-go residents, you can't go wrong with a cheerful combination of fresh eggs and slow-cooked ginger tea. Start your day at one of the four locations, conveniently spread across Dubai in Karama, Business Bay, Al Quoz and Jumeirah Lakes Towers. Try the popular gravy omelette, a typical burji – Indian-style scrambled eggs – or lay low on spice while packing on the bites with a hearty egg roll, made in a generously-layered paratha bread. Eggs for breakfast doesn't get better than this.

LOWE

LOWE in Dubai

Everything about this contemporary spot, with a sleek open kitchen, pared-down aesthetic and a central wooden fire intrinsic to their style of cooking, is absolutely spot on. A quick glance at the menu will do a disservice to what lies within. With amazingly creative concoctions, the dishes here blend heaps of flavours and genres to produce excellent plates that you’ll want to keep coming back for. Try the irresistible vegan chorizo sausage on a fried tofu muffin or the signature LOWE Breakfast, complete with avocado, vegetables, halloumi cheese, eggs, eggplant and fresh flatbread.

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Nightjar

Nightjar Coffee Roasters in Dubai

Nightjar Coffee Roasters has had a remarkable influence on the coffee culture in Dubai since 2017. The family-led venue has a strong passion for exceptional brews and built a strong community spirit with an intimate setting for stimulating conversations; much like the sibling venue, Roseleaf Cafe. You don't need to wake up early to savour a hearty breakfast here either, thanks to their all-day menu. There's the usual suspects, including pancake stacks and eggs the way you like, though you'll want to try the pulled ox cheek benedict complete with crispy kale and harissa hollandaise, and the pickled mushroom shimeji on sourdough with smoked potato puree, fried egg, and jalapeno tapenade.

Sikka Café

Sikka Cafe in Dubai

Sikka Café is inspired by the rich legacy of the United Arab Emirates, connecting its pearl diving history and modern cosmopolitanism via taste. Its expansive menu boasts a mélange of local, Indian and Persian cuisines, celebrating flavours loved by Emiratis for centuries. Sample breakfast favourites like khameer, a traditional bread served with cream or chebab, a hearty pancake with cheese and date syrup. If you'd rather settle down for a feast for two, the Signature Style Breakfast will keep you satisfied well into the afternoon – expect a decadent assortment of bread, pickles, jams, pancakes, pulses cooked in delightful variations and many more options to choose from.

Harrie's Pancakes

Harries's
This much-loved South African café – which specialises in pancakes, as the name implies – opened its doors at Dubai Marina in April 2021. The original Harrie’s Pancakes has been around since 1986, serving traditional flavours and delicious dishes. As its first international branch, this Dubai eatery is the place to go for mouth-watering breakfasts, including poached eggs, boerewors shakshouka pancakes, and acai bowls. You can also satisfy your sweet tooth with the cinnamon sugar or apple pie pancakes, or their homage to a local favourite, the kunafa pancake.
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SĀN

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For breakfasts combined with a soul-reviving seaside setting, SĀN at Palm West Beach's latest lifestyle destination, The Club, is the place to be. A modern sanctuary inspired by ancient nature-focused philosophies, SĀN is serious about starting the day with a filling meal. Laze by the water and indulge in fresh-baked goods, exotic fruit platters and eggs as you like – poached with greens, scrambled with cheese or fried with baked beans, among other delicious selections.

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